Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Booger Red]
San Angelo, Texas.
RANGE-LORE "It is admitted by all that the movies have produced some wonderful horsemen but the master of them all was never filmed," so says the old timer in any crowd of rodeo fans. They hold one name over all others as the greatest bronc rider that America Has ever produced. Few people ever knew his real name which was Samuel Thomas Privett, but his nickname, "Booger Red" was famous and for a quarter of a century he was known to thousands as the greatest master of outlaw horses in America. He was born on a ranch near Dublin, Erath County, Texas, December 29, 1864 and as a youth seemed to possess all the vim, vigor, and vitality that makes the red-head outstanding. At the age of 10 he began riding wild calves on his father's ranch and by the time he was 12 years of age he was widely known as the Red-Headed Kid Bronc Rider and was already on the road to fame. He was the youngest of a large family and was always trying to imitate some stunt of his older brothers. In attempting to make his own fireworks on his 13th Christmas as he had seen others do, he and a pal crammed a lot of