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A day to honour ‘keepers of the range’

The cowboys will be honoured every fourth Saturday in July. — Reuters picThe cowboys will be honoured every fourth Saturday in July. — Reuters pic

PHOENIX, April 7 — The cowboy now has a home on the range in Arizona.

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Friday signed legislation creating an annual “National Day of the Cowboy” to honour the Western state’s “unique cowboy culture” and recognise its proper place in history.

“These men and women - of all races and backgrounds - are among the truest symbols of the American southwest.”

The cowboys will be honoured every fourth Saturday in July. It will not be a paid legal holiday.

Arizona, which last year celebrated its 100th anniversary, becomes the fourth state in the nation to observe such a day, joining New Mexico, Wyoming and California. – Reuters

 

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