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Spanish And Mexican Cowboys Tell Their Tale

For Release: May 4, 2005
College Station, TX - Long before Texas A&M and College Station, Spanish and Mexican cowboys, known as vaqueros, roamed the Brazos Valley. On May 10th, the Bush Museum Storytellers Guild presents El Vaquero, an interactive presentation by Angel Vigil describing the role of the Spanish/Mexican vaqueros in the origins and development of cowboy culture in the American West. Included are stories about the tools of the working vaquero and demonstrations of the techniques of bullwhip cracking and trick roping. A special feature is the historically accurate costume representing the vaquero of the 1700s to be worn during this unforgettable performance.

There will be a free presentation on May 10 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.. The presentation is free, but reservations are recommended. For reservations, please call Amanda Urrutia, (979) 691-4015 or e-mail: amanda.urrutia@nara.gov. Events are held at the Frymire Auditorium in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845
Telephone: (979) 691-4000 | Facsimile: (979) 691-4050 | TTY: (979) 691-4091