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"The Old West is not a certain place in a certain time;
it's a state of mind. It's whatever you want it to be." - Tom Mix
I try to share my life of ups and downs, my family life,
my life with my personal Lord and Savior, and my life
of living the way of the cowboy.
I may not be as polished of a writer as some, but I hope
and pray that my message is passed along to my current
readers and those in the future my words will come in
Please enjoy "my little part of the web world".
I would also love to hear from you.
In 1974, my wife Pat said I needed a hobby. I didn’t like working on trucks or cars, and I wasn’t very handy with a tool. She was involved in collecting movie memorabilia, and asked if I would be interested in a photo of my favorite cowboy. I said yes, and by 1974, that one photo of my hero Gene Autry, turned into a huge collection of cowboy memorabilia. By the mid 70’s westerns I began to see that people were forgetting my childhood hero’s, and that bothered me. So I began to devote a good portion of my life trying to keep the memory of American Cowboy alive.
With cowboy exhibits, lectures and clubs, I was able to share those memories with other’s that shared the same interests as I did. Starting with my first exhibit in 1974, I began a one-man campaign to see that this part of history would never die. From 1974 to 2010 I have kept that commitment to all of these American icons. From cowboy exhibits in Indiana to Arizona, in Public Libraries, TV. shows, newspapers, magazines, and radio programs. I have done my best to preserve this part of history from becoming just history that is never spoken.
Cowboys, Farmers & Friends:
The Life and Times of John H. Conley Jr.
The Heart of a Cowboy | Vol 1.
The Heart of a Cowboy | Vol 2.
Coming Late Summer/Early Fall 2013
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