Don your Western wear and watch a classic Western movie
Owen Wister is said to have created the first romantic cowboy in 1902 with his best-selling novel The Virginian. The hero, known as “the Virginian”, was brave and honorable, tough but soft-spoken. The Virginian was portrayed on the big screen in 1929 by Gary Cooper, in 1946 by Joel McCrea, and from 1962 to 1971 by James Drury in a television series of the same name.
I’ve gathered some photos of Bill from his cowboyin’ days on the Flying M.E. dude-divorce ranch. Hope you enjoy.
Best from Casa McGee,
Back when: Bill McGee cowboyin’ on the Flying M.E. dude-divorce ranch, Franktown, Nevada, 1947-1949
Dive Deeper Visit our sister site, The Divorce Seekers — True Stories from the heydays of the Reno divorce ranch era
9 thoughts on “Grab your Levis and boots! Celebrate National Day of the Cowboy, July 25”
Really good. Enjoyed the photos!
Thought you’d like to see what the real Bill was like, before you met him in 2018.
Bill always was quite the handsome cowboy! Thank you for sharing these photos. Hope you’re doing well. Let’s talk some time.
These are great photos. I enjoyed reading The Divorce Seekers also.
Thank you, Kathie… I never tire of looking at those photos! -Sandra
I love seeing photos and hearing about Bill–a real life cowboy–with all of the qualities one expects of a western hero.
Thank you, Wyman… Yes, gruff-natured at times, but solid on the qualities that matter. -Sandra
Love it, the real McCoy…
Thank you, Neal… It takes one real McCoy to recognize another! -Sandra