Old Steamboat, the ‘Cheyenne Rule' and Wyoming's license plate

Old Steamboat, 1896-1914, was one of the very first great bucking horses and became world famous due to his later career with the touring Wild West...

August 2, 2022
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Old Steamboat, 1896-1914, was one of the very first great bucking horses and became world famous due to his later career with the touring Wild West shows. Born near Chugwater, Wyo., he spent his beginning years with the huge Swan Land and Cattle Company, was then purchased by John Coble of the Iron Mountain Ranch on the Laramie River drainage near Bosler, Wyo., northwest of Cheyenne and put in his bucking string.Coble was one of Tom Horn's best friends and supported him clear to the 'hemp rope.' Horn's earlier service was as an Army Scout and interpreter, a Pinkerton operative, then a cattle detective.

Bill Lowman