Let 'er Buck - by Charles Furlong
Let 'er Buck is a story of the passing of the old west - first written in 1921 by Charles Wellington Furlong, who was a gentleman, cowboy, scholar, world traveler and so much more. He spent a significant amount of time in Pendleton and chronicled much of what the Round-Up is still today.
Hardcover - 242 pages.
From the back cover...Charles Wellington Furlong s monumental bestseller Let Er Buck, an account of the now famous Pendleton Round-Up complete with fifty of Furlong s famous pictures, was first published in 1921 to educate the blase , effete, lily-livered youths of America about the values of an "honorable, physical contest" the rodeo. Out of print for over 80 years, it has at last been resurrected in this stunning Overlook reproduction, entirely faithful to Furlong's original, and beautifully photographed outdoor epic.
Each fall in Pendleton, Oregon, there is great carnival that epitomizes the most dramatic phases of the pioneer days of the West and its spirit. There the real, practical work of the trail, cowcamp and range is shown through the sports of the pioneer. Recalling a phase of Americana that has all but passed, here is the work and life of the Old West, eternally engraved upon the escutcheon of our history. The epitome of the great human virtues with which the West was replete courage, daring, belief in work, love of play, optimism, and, above all, that balance-wheel of life humor. Furlong's classic is a unforgettable piece of the story of our American past.