‘Cowboying” wasn’t as clean and safe an occupation as it seems in many old Western movies, Joe Jamison of Angleton explained in his story about growing up in Brazoria County many years ago.

In the midst of rounding up cattle on the unfenced prairie, “We generally picked up a few head of fat market cattle … and all the three- and four-year-old bulls that had not previously had their horns cut off.”

Marie Beth Jones is a member and former chairwoman of the Brazoria County Historical Commission. Contact her at 979-849-5467 or 1mbjones@nnewwave.com.

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