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In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail the Enid Public Library and Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma present The Cowboy, a five book scholar-led discussion series. “The story of the cowboy has outlasted the mountain man, the pioneer, the soldier, the settler, the gold seeker, the scout, and even the Indian in terms of frequency of appearance, if not in quality of representation. The readings for this program may help to explain the primacy of the cowboy over all other western types from the nineteenth century.”
Monte Walsh by Jack Schaefer. This fictional biography of a lone cowboy, pays attention to the concerns of Andy Adams but adds a not of cynicism that leaves a stronger sense of the reality of the historical cowboy’s life. This work will be presented by Dr. Sara Jane Richter and will be followed by a light lunch and the movie Monte Walsh.
The books may be checked out prior to or after each discussion. Although recommended, books do not have to be pre-read to participate in the discussion.