Fonts For Cowboys & Indians

My grandfather, on my mothers side, stood about 5’5″, had golden white hair, sparkling ocean blue eyes, swore he was a leprachaun (contradictory to his 100% French ancestry and French last name), and was fundamentally, indisputedly the biggest Wild West fan in Colorado.

There isn’t a Louis Lamour book (odd another French name) he didn’t read, more than once; not a single episode of “Gun Smoke” or “Bonanza” he had not watched repeatedly; not a cowboy he didnt know.

Pe’pe may have swore he was a leprachaun but he was John Wayne at heart.

regulators

Regulators

Since I haven’t posted a font set in awhile and I know there are other font addicts out there like me, I decided it was high time I added one.

Helldorado

Helldorado

In honor of my cowboy, I figured some fun Wild West fonts were a good call.

Blockography

Blockography

Summer is in full swing and cookouts, s’mores, camping are all the order of the season.

Rope MP

Rope MP

Cooking for your family or the whole Round Up Gang, it’s still fun to add some western flare with place settings, food labels, even a menu printed on a Wanted Poster.

Panhead

Panhead

Birthdays, any days, party days; invitations for cowboys, cowgirls and Indians alike.
serial publication

Serial publication

Theme your Yard Sale; “Sherrif Is Cleaning Up!”.
Westerner

Westerner

Or how about “Dust Bowl Cleanout In Yard Town”.

K22 Eclair

K22 Eclair

A car wash.

Cowboy Clips

Bingo games

WM Western 1

WM Western 1

House cleaning chart.

Wires n' cowboys

Wires n’ cowboys

Exercise program goals.

HFF Young Wanna

HFF Young Wanna

A “Cowboy Can Do” home improvement plan.
The Dead Saloon

The Dead Saloon

Slumber party under the stars.

Zabars

Zabars

Wild West movie night.

Drift Wood

Drift Wood

Movies under the stars.

Hoedown

Hoedown

The ideas are limited by the imagination.

PonsonbyNF

PonsonbyNF

I like the Wild West. Maybe because my great great Grandfather Ellis was a miner pioneer in the 1870′s during the gold and silver boom.

QuentinCaps

QuentinCaps

Maybe it’s in my blood.

Pentagon

Pentagon

Cowboys are rough and rugged.

Gringo Nights

Gringo Nights

Cowgirls can hold their own.

Cactus Sandwich

Cactus Sandwich

Indians weren’t to be messed with.

Edmund Distressed

Edmund Distressed

And lets face it, horses are just cool. I want to ride one…again.
Pinewood

Pinewood

I think everyone knows at least “something about the Old West. But there are some very interesting tidbits you may not know.

Carnivalee

Carnivalee

The famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral only lasted about thirty seconds.

Gunslinger

Gunslinger

Wild Bill Hickok was killed by an alcoholic drifter named Jack McCall while playing poker in a saloon in Deadwood, South Dakota, on August 2, 1876. When he was killed he was holding a poker hand of aces and eights, thereafter known as the Dead Man’s Hand.

Blackhawk

Blackhawk

Despite Hollywood’s depiction to the contrary, Jesse and Frank James were never cowboys. Both were raised on a farm in Missouri, where many of their crimes occurred.

Wild West

Wild West

According to eye witnesses, Wild Bill Hickok could hit a dime tossed into the air nine out of ten times; he could knock an apple from a tree with one shot and then hit the apple again with another bullet before it hit the ground, all at 25 paces.

PistolGrip

PistolGrip

Whiskey had a number of names during the days of the Old West including bottled courage, bug juice, coffin varnish, dynamite, fire water, gut warmer, joy juice, neck oil, nose paint, redeye, scamper juice, snake pizen, tarantula juice, tonsil varnish, tornado juice, wild mare’s milk.

Coney Island

Coney Island

Doc Holliday claimed he almost lost his life a total of nine times. Four attempts were made to hang him and he was shot at five times

Rustler

Rustler

In 1876, the lawless town of Deadwood, South Dakota averaged a murder a day.

Burris

Burris

1776 miles of track were laid during the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad from Sacramento, California to Omaha, Nebraska. On April 10, 1869, 10 miles of track was laid in one day. This outstanding achievement has not been surpassed to this day in this country.

Crow Chief

Crow Chief

Jesse James, the most celebrated bandit in western history reveled in his notoriety and one time he even wrote his own press release about the robbery, which he handed to the engineer of the train before riding away with his men

First Nation

First Nation

5. No one has any way of actually knowing how many Native American people inhabited North America before exploration on the continent began, but some estimates go as high as 100 million people. There were 240 Native American tribes which spoke 300 different languages.

Sioux

Sioux

The term “gang” wasn’t utilized by Americans to mean a group of criminals until sometime around 1870. The word was first used in America to mean a herd of animals in the 1650′s, then by 1823, it was applied to a pack of dishonest politicians.

The famous Lewis and Clark expedition covered 7,789 miles. Thomas Jefferson estimated that the trek would cost $2,500, but, in fact it cost $38,722.25.

And that my faithful readers is not only your Old West Round up of facts and fonts, but proof that our U.S government was no better at managing money or economics than they do now.

Go make something Western and Enjoy!

Tara!

 

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  • savannahmcqueen

    As always…love your posts. Gave your site a plug today and encouraged my readers to come enjoy your “beautiful” words.

    • http://www.thebutterdish.net/ Tara @ TheButterDish

      HI Savannah!!! You are so sweet. I always love seeing you stop by. I have a hard time getting over here, as much as I love my little blog. There are time constraints. Glad to see you!!!

  • Cathy Trulson

    Awesome blog Tara! I LOVED this and the tidbits of historical information!!! My dad use to read Louis L’Amour books too before he married his 2nd wife. My heart truly does belong in the west. I hope to move back to the west one of these days.

    I knew that Jesse James was from here in Missouri. I’ve been through the area where he was born and raised on my way up to Illinois a few times. They have a museum and other stuff to do there. Maybe one of these days we’ll go up there to see what it’s all about.

    Thanks for posting such a fantastic blog! Loved it!! :)

    • http://www.thebutterdish.net/ Tara @ TheButterDish

      I miss the west CT. I absolutely love history and often think I should just turn this into a food / history blog. I’m so happy to see you stopped by. I miss you girl!

  • floridavet

    Nicely done, Tara. Fondly remembering Pe’pe as I read through your post. And…an impressive array of western factoids!

    • http://www.thebutterdish.net/ Tara @ TheButterDish

      Thanks Dad. I miss him still and how he would always say “And Happy Birthday To You!” Whenever someone said something he didnt like regardless if it was their birthday or not. :)

  • Becca from Cookie Jar Treats

    I have only read two western books. The first was recommended to me by my dad and is so far the longest book I have ever read. It’s called Lonesome Dove and it is definitely in my top 5 favorite books. The second is the sequel. It too was very good.

    As a kid I used to drink this fruit punch type drink. The brand was called Bug Juice. The name has since changed. I wonder if the company caught wind of it’s parent name and didn’t want parents thinking they just bought whiskey for their kids.

    Doc Holiday sounds a lot like Rasputin. He was shot, poisoned, chased, and thrown into a bag and dumped in the river. He eventually died due to drowning, but was still alive when he went into the river.

    I love these facts you conjured up. :) Have a great weekend!

    • http://www.thebutterdish.net/ Tara @ TheButterDish

      I do know of both books Bec, but have never read either. I know they made them into a movie or series and wonder if they held true to the books. I may have to pick them up on Kindle based on your recommendation.

      That is the funniest fact about your bug juice. I wonder the same thing now.

      I DID not know that about Rasputin. Man, who did he make mad? Must have been a cat in another life. :)

      I love love history and will be incorporating more into my posts, especially with fonts and food.

      Always love having you stop in my girl.

      • Becca

        Well the movie is in like 3 or 4 parts and from what I can remember it held pretty true to the books. I do remember Lonesome Dove being pretty slow the first 75-100 pages, but then it started getting really good! and when reading a 1,000-1,100 age book, 75 pages isn’t really too bad. The second book was fairly easy to get through and only about 700 pages.

        • http://www.thebutterdish.net/ Tara @ TheButterDish

          Good to know!!! I’ll need to pick them up.