grade 4
a moment in time
  A Vaquera at Work
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Saddle up! Visit these Internet sites to extend your learning about life on a rancho and the history of the American cowboy and cowgirl.

The National Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center
With this Internet site you can step back into the days when cowboys roamed the West . Take a Virtual Tour of this museum to learn more about cowboy history and the story of the American West. Be sure to visit the Children's Wing to find fun facts on cowboys' tools, food, language, jobs, and more.

Did you know that the first cowboy was a Mexican vaquero? Visit this site to learn about this first "cowhand" and the hard life on the "rancho." You can also find information on how rodeos began.


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