Tag Archives: history

National Day of the American Cowboy

“We celebrate the cowboy as a symbol of the grand history of the American West.” Celebrate National Day of the American Cowboy with F.M. Light and Sons! On Saturday, July 24, we’ll be honoring cowgirls and cowboys: * Western movies rolling all day on our screen * Roping demonstration * Coloring contest Each year for […]

F.M. Light: Who Painted all those Yellow Signs?

[scrollGallery id=1 thumbarea width=540] How many are there? What are the stories behind them? What is the history? Who paints them? How old are they? You have so many questions. And it’s about time we started answering. Today, we’re going to tackle one of the top queries: Who paints the signs? Chris and Lindsay (the […]

The Devil’s Rope: A Brief, Un-Exhaustive History

What’s up with Barbed Wire? Where did it come from? Is its sole purpose to torment hikers and trespassers? Believe it or not, barbed wire took years of experimentation and hundreds of patents to perfect. There is much debate about whether this pointy fencing aided in ruining or taming the Wild, Wild West. 1500 – […]

F.M. Light and Sons Brands: Minnetonka Moccasins

What is the answer to the question, “what was America’s first footwear?” That would be moccasins. Columbus discovered America, but Native Americans discovered moccasins. They truly are America’s first footwear. The definition of casual, moccasins are the quintessential ingredient for relaxation and a comfortable lifestyle. Since 1946, Minnetonka Moccasin has molded the moccasin’s place in […]

Wanted: Adventurous, Skinny Riders

Another Adventurous Endeavor of the Wild West The Pony Express was founded by three men; William Russell, William Waddell and Alexander Majors. These three were businessmen who had made their money by running stage coaches and freight services to and from government outposts. Seeing the need to keep Americans informed about important events, such as […]