Tag Archives: cowboy

The 104th Winter Carnival

The Winter Carnival was started in 1914.  Carl Howelsen wanted to show off his ski jumping skills from his native Austria.  He said that if he could raise $50, he would build a jump and show off his skills.  F.M. Light was the first to throw in $5, the ski jump was built and the […]

Diamond Hitch Parade

The crowning event at The Winter Carnival is the Diamond Hitch Parade, as it brings the last day of street events to a close.  In true Light family history, our family was involved both in the first diamond hitch and in continuing the tradition through the years. What constitutes a diamond hitch you may ask? […]

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“A Dirt Road Diary” – What Makes a Real Cowboy?

What is that essential ingredient that makes someone a real cowboy?   This has been a question posed by many a small  child, wondering if the costume chaps, spurs, and cowboy hat give them the right to be associated with the likes of Hopalong and Wayne, Wild Bill and Earp. However, the question itself only begs […]

Commercial Captures the Hardworking Spirit of the Cowboy

Here at F.M. Light and Sons, we obviously love all things western. This isn’t just because the wild west was wild, or because it is full of adventure and discovery. It’s because the men and the women of the old west were strong folks who knew how to get things done. They had a code […]

An Original Cowboy Song

A friend and customer of ours, Mel, wrote this song and performed it at a festival in Alaska. He shared it with us on our Facebook page, and we absolutely love it. Not only does he have a fantastic voice, but the lyrics are fun. And, how often are you able to hear true cowboy […]

The Cowboy Hero

We know this is true for us, but how about you? Were your heroes cowboys? Let us know if the comments below!

Going Back to His Cowboy Roots: Journey America

It isn’t common to ride a horse for anything longer than a few hours; we have other modes of transportation in these modern times. So, what Filipe Masetti Leite is doing is historical. The 25 year-old Brazilian journalist is riding over 9,900 miles on two horses. His journey (which began in Canada and will end […]

F.M. Light on Pinterest: Delicious Vittles

It’s beginning to feel a bit chilly outside. And, when it starts to get colder, my thoughts begin to turn to the stove and all the delicious food I can now concoct now that I won’t cook my own hide in the summer’s heat. We’ve been collecting recipes that best represent the western lifestyle; vittles […]