If the Boot Fits

Bartels, Alan J.
May 2012
Nebraska Life;May/Jun2012, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p112
In the article, the author examines the meaning of the tradition in Nebraska wherein old cowboy boots are slipped over the tops of fence posts. He cites the opinion of his rancher friend Terri Licking on the issue, in which she claimed that the boots were placed on posts as decorations or in order that the 'soles' of cowboys go to heaven. The explanation of Ivan Schneidereit on the tradition is also cited.


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