Traveling West Texas

The Mythical White Cowboy

The Old West as seen in movies does not tell the real story

A mural depicting Willie Nelson is typical of the cowboy legend, but the story of West Texas is much different.

The Museum of the Frontier in Abilene was a great place to get a glimpse of the history of this part of Texas. It was a hostile land for many reasons when the first white settlers arrived. There was a harsh environment with very little water, heat, snakes, and…



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