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    Heritage Preservation

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Come explore the rural heartlands of the American West with me in search of people, places, events, culture, and history. I love traveling all around the American West visiting small communities getting to know the people who live there.

The American Heartlands playlist embedded below presents some of the stories of people and places I have managed to document so far. The latest adventures are shown first in the list so be sure to review the whole list for more to explore on a wide range of subjects. If you live west of the Mississippi, feel free to contact me for tips about what is going on in your small community that you would like to see me cover.

American Heartlands

Keep watching for more to come!

Pecos, Texas Rodeo

Currently Publishing on Dusty Reins Stories: Three days of Pro Rodeo from the Lost Duchman Days Rodeo in Apache Junction, Arizona.

Pecos, Texas claims to be the home of the first organized public rodeo event when a friendly competition sprung up, and on July 4, 1883, Pecos became home to the World’s First Rodeo. Braggin’ rights were on the line to find out just who was the best cowhand in the West.

 Fort Wallace MuseumI had the opportunity to spend four days documenting the Fort Wallace Museum in Wallace, Kansas along with three days of living history hosted by the museum during September 2021. I recorded many hours of video and more than 100 photos of the facilities and activities and will attempt to present those materials on this page and associated pages.

Cowgirl Holding Flag The Mission statement for Dusty Reins Stories is: Documenting Today For Tomorrow's History. The Life Today playlist available below features videos recorded in many of the communities I have traveled to. The majority of these stories originate in what many say is the "Real America" where people don't live like rats in congested cities. I will attempt to give you an update every Tuesday about what I discover is happening in the places I explore for #HeritagePreservation in #RealAmerica

Bucking horses.Bronc Riding is a popular sport in both ranch rodeos and pro-rodeos and there are now more than 100 original bronc riding videos now available on Dusty Reins Stories. I have provided the Bronc Riding playlist below and you can see the total videos continue to grow in the upper right portion of the screen. You will want to watch these events to the end because many of the best rides happen at the end due to fierce competition and all re-rides are taken at the end of each event. BroncRiding has been one of the most popular events in most rodeos for more than 150 years. The skills of horse and rider are pitted against one another for eight seconds to achieve a qualified ride where points are awarded to the performances of horse and rider to reach a total score. There are three major types of competition including Bareback, Saddle, and Ranch Broncs. This playlist on Dusty Reins Stories includes all three types. #BuckingHorses #BarebackBroncs #SaddleBroncs #RanchBroncs #BroncRiding