Moe Headrick: Stuntman Saddle Maker

 by Nick Pernokas, Senior Feature Writer Weatherford, Texas, has become a bedroom community for nearby Fort Worth with commuter traffic jamming the interstate twice a day. Weatherford was at one time, however, a hub for many ranches that grazed cattle on the rolling...

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The Many Masks of Angela Sasser

The Many Masks of Angela Sasser  What started as a hobby soon began to take over her life, says Angela Sasser, a 35-year-old, Atlanta based artist with a penchant for fantasy. She grew up absorbed in mythology and particularly enjoyed tales of tricksters, elves, and...

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El Paso: Cowboy Boot Capital of the World

                     by Gene Fowler, Contributor                    Nestled in a mountainous valley pass of the trickling Rio Grande, the city of El Paso has long been known for its many zapateros que hace botas, or shoemakers who make boots. A traveler might think...

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Sergei Polevoi Old World Art

    Sergei Polevoi: Old World Art Meets Western Style in Ukraine                                             by Liisa Andreassen with Nick Pernokas, Senior Feature Writer       It’s a lucky break for leather lovers that Sergei Polevoi had limited...

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Cary Schwarz: Having His Cake

by Nick Pernokas, Senior Feature Writer In the moonlight, the Bitterroot Mountains look like a forested blanket that constantly folds in on itself. As you descend towards Salmon, Idaho, the night is quiet. Like much of Idaho, this scenic wilderness has resisted the...

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Superior Threads Show ‘N Tell Boot Contest

Send your best top stitched boot photo entries to Ellen Franck at Superior Threads by e-mailing them to: industrial@superiorthreads.com with “Shop Talk CONTEST” in the subject line. Photos must be clear and show the detail of the stitching. Multiple pictures OK....

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John Hopper: The Man Behind the Book

by Nick Pernokas, Senior Feature Writer The young boy sat on his horse and watched the glint in the sky. The rising sun coming up over the Utah foothills caught the windscreen of the single engine plane as it flew toward the horsemen over the San Rafael Desert floor....

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Ray Holes: The Idaho Tradition Continues

by Nick Pernokas, Senior Feature Writer Western Idaho is a study in beautiful isolation. To reach Grangeville from the south, you pass through craggy mountains and white water rapids. To the north of it lie dense forests and more rivers. Throw in an occasional old...

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Dale Chavez: Diary of an Entrepreneur

An hour south of Los Angeles, if the traffic’s good, you come to an area that was once legendary in the horse industry. In the rolling hills around Temecula were beautiful horse farms where celebrities kept their show and race horses. Even today when you drive...

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