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From Texas to Montana was a periodical anthology of poetry and prose, edited by Jeff Streeby and published by the Dallywalter Press, the campus press of Montana's Great Falls High School Rodeo Club.  Volumes were published in 1995, 1996, and 1998.  Read more background below.

Special thanks to Jeff Streeby for providing background information and copies for indexing, and to poet Gene O'Quinn who indexed the poetry in these issues. 

 

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Below is a collective index of poetry published in From Texas to Montana. There are also individual indexes for each issue that include listings of some prose as well as poetry.

 

We've indexed many books and some periodicals to help readers find poetry by their favorite Cowboy Poets.  Along with current popular Cowboy Poetry anthologies, there are many out-of-print and hard-to-find anthologies, and we hope to include many books in our project, which will be added to continually.

There is a list of all indexed books and a master index of poets here.  Poets in periodicals currently are not included in the master index.

As we add to this project, we welcome your suggestions for publications to include. Please email us with your comments.

 


About From Texas to Montana:

In the late 1990's, Great Falls High School Rodeo Club, publishing under the name Dallywelter Press, issued three volumes in a series entitled From Texas to Montana. Each issue was set, proofread, and distributed from Great Falls, Montana, by students of Great Falls High School. Design and production was handled by Advance Litho of Great Falls. 

Although the publication's goal-- to fund scholarships for GFHS students-- was never realized, never did the
project fail to break even financially.
Jeff Streeby, GFHS Rodeo Club Faculty Advisor, was Editor and Compiler.

Each issue featured substantially the work of a single poet (up to 15 pieces) and included examples of the work of several others. 

The first issue featured selections by T.L. Thompson of Hico, Texas. 

The second volume featured the work of "Cactus Jack" McCarty of Nara Visa, New Mexico, and introduced serial publication of D. J. O'Malley's (1867-1943) previously unpublished work, Reminiscences and Poems of Early Montana and the Cattle Range

For the last number, contributions came from three countries-- the United States, Canada, and England. This last number, featuring Dennis Fischer's "The Buckaroo Fiddle," was a finalist for the 1998 Poetry Book of the Year Award from the Academy of Western Artists. "The Buckaroo Fiddle" also featured sections devoted to the works of The Cowboy Poets of Idaho and to The Palouse Country Cowboy Poets. 

The last project of the GFHS's Dallywelter Press was to publish and to subsidize the production of a complete version of O'Malley's work through Cowboy Miner Productions. The series ceased publication when the faculty advisor relocated to California.



All-Issues Poetry Index

Issue links in this collective index go to each issue's full index (those individual issue indexes are farther below)

Poets with work at CowboyPoetry.com have hyperlinked names.

 

Autry, Leon
"Born Too Late"
Collection 2
"Cowboy Talk"
Collection 2
"Cowpuncher's Way of Life"
Collection 2

Bircham, Doris
"Just for an Hour"
Collection 3
"Professional Dabbler"
Collection 3

Borm, Mary
"Elmer"
Collection 1
"The Egg"
Collection 1
"Interdependence"
Collection 1
"Mountain Oysters"
Collection 1
"Spoiled!"
Collection 1

Brummett, Curt
"The Pig Roping Story" (prose) 
Collection 2

Burleigh, Ruth 
"A Bareback Rider's Mother's Prayer"
Collection 2

Camden, Charlie
"Boardwalks of Bannack"
Collection 2
"Night Camp" Collection 3
"The Trail from Texas to Montana" (prose)  Collection 3

Christiansen, Paul
"The Partners" (prose)
Collection 1
"Spring's Work" (prose)
Collection 1

Day, Mike
"American Heart"
Collection 1

DeNayer, Lynn
"Built for Speed"
Collection 3

Dougherty, Mary Margaret
"Legs"
Collection 2
"Love Maintenance"
Collection 2

Elliott, Bart
"Cowboy's Wife"
Collection 2
"The Long Toe"
Collection 2

Elser, Oral
"The Illness"
Collection 3
"The New Phone"
Collection 3

Eppers, Carl
"The Real Cowboy"
Collection 1

Erickson, Donna
"Logos of Integrity"
Collection 2

Evans, Della
"So Much for Confidentiality"
Collection 3

Figgins, Chris
"Cowboy (How Can You Tell)"
Collection 3

Fischer, Dennis 
"Billy Boots"
Collection 3
"The Buckaroo Fiddle" (prose)
Collection 3
"Disaster"
Collection 3
"Fiddlin' Tom and Windy Bill"
Collection 3
"Heart"
Collection 3
"Lucky Cowboys"
Collection 3
"My Partner, Too"
Collection 3
"Rosie Darlin'"
Collection 3
"Stubby Gets Religion"
Collection 3
"Slim"
Collection 3
"This is Still the West"
Collection 3

Gerber, Lloyd
"The Summer Range"
Collection 3

Germaine, Don
"Another Word for Tough"
Collection 3
"Ole Packie"
Collection 1

Goldstein, Don
"Gross Dose"
Collection 3

Goss, Ken
"Barroom Brawl"
Collection 2
"The Retired Cowhand" Collection 3

Hafer, Buck
"First Job"
Collection 2

Hay, David
"Texas Heat"
Collection 2

Hutches, Don
"Cowboy-Up!"
Collection 3

Jackson, Sam
"Gone Wrong"
Collection 3

Johnson, Jeremiah
"The Cowboy to His City Love"
Collection 3

Kennington, Don
"Cowboy Caucus"
Collection 2
"Riding Drag"
Collection 3
"Six minutes, Forty Five Seconds"
Collection 2

Kerr, Duane
"The Cowboy Goes to College"
Collection 2

Kubecka, Tammy
"Montana Wind"
Collection 2

Kuntz, Rick
"Beacon Hill"
Collection 3
"Coyote"
Collection 3
"Rancher's Prayer"
Collection 3

Lee, Danny
"Big John"
Collection 1
"Biscuits"
Collection 1
"Rider' Club"
Collection 1
"Ten Thousand Good Mornings"
Collection 2

Lenerville, Tottie Strongheart
"Let's Go Feed"
Collection 1

McCarty, Jack
"Cowboy Blessing"
Collection 2
"Dew and Dreams"
Collection 2
"Good Mothers"
Collection 2
"Neighborly Thanks"
Collection 2
"New Cowboy"
Collection 2
"Ropin' Lesson"
Collection 2
"Water Trouble"
Collection 2
"Windmillin' Time"
Collection 3

Maurice, Larry
"Ben Johnson"
Collection 3
"Cashbaugh Summer"
Collection 1
"Cowboy's Hands"
Collection 2
"Just Ramblin'"
Collection 3
"Riding for Tomorrow"
Collection 2
"Silver Screen Heroes"
Collection 1

Mawson, Harvey
"Hell is Where You Find It"
Collection 2
"Just a Cowpony"
Collection 2

Meyer, "Red Owl" Ruth
"Ride That Thang" (prose)
Collection 3
"Rose Tadisco's Grand Ride" (prose)
Collection 3

Metcalf, Bob
"Dear Ma"
Collection 2
"Majority"
Collection 2
"Truth--Condensed Version"
Collection 2

Miller, Derrick
"The Dream"
Collection 1
"Thirty Miles An Hour Down the Old Gravel Road" (prose) Collection 2

Moore, Leonard
"Dad's Saddle"
Collection 2
"The Sorrel Packstring"
Collection 2

Morris, Frank "Two Jump"
"Bill Kendrik, Cattleman" (prose)
Collection 3

Morriss, Wade 
"Mesquite and Prickly Pear"
Collection 3

Nelson, David N.
"Bars"
Collection 1
"The Herd"
Collection 2
"Packin' for a Western Ride"
Collection 1
"Thank God I'm a Cowboy"
Collection 1

Nelson, Jim
"The Bronc Ride"
Collection 2

Nelson, Wayne
"Snowville"
Collection 3

Norskog, Howard
"Where the Rainbows Live"
Collection 3

O'Malley, D. J.
"After the Roundup"
Collection 2
"Busted Cowboy's Christmas"
Collection 3
"The Cowboy"
Collection 3
"The Cowboy's Reverie"
Collection 2
"A Cowboy's Soliloquy"
Collection 2
"A Dance at Cree's Ranch"
Collection 3
"The Death of Charlie Rutledge"
Collection 2
"The Experiences of Three Montana Cowboys Lost in the Blizzard of February, 1895" (prose) 
Collection 1
"In Memory of My Mother" Collection 3
"To the Memory of Wiley Collins"
Collection 2
"An Old Cowboy's Letter"
Collection 3
"An Old Cowboy's Musings"
Collection 3
"The Old Gray Mule Saloon"
Collection 2"An Old Cowboy's Musings" Collection 3
"The Sheriff's Posse and the Cow"
Collection 3

Ortiz, James
"Them Ol' Spurs"
Collection 2

Oyhus, Floyd
"The Cowboy and the Stripper"
Collection 3

Paregien, Sr., Stan
"Charlie Russell"
Collection 3

Pegar, Ron
"Brand Inspector"
Collection 2

Pont, Mary Ann
"I Thank You, O Lord"
Collection 3

Shelton, Jim
"Bravo the Cow Horse"
Collection 2
"Bullhide Chaps and Memories"
Collection 2

Slade, Ann
"Bull Story"
Collection 3
"calving"
Collection 3

Small, Clem
"A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed"
Collection 2

Smith, Marie
"Buck"
Collection 3
"My Pony"
Collection 3

Stacey, Sue
"Satan Lives Again"
Collection 2

Streeby, Jeff
"The End of Travis Good"
Collection 1
"The Ghost of Christmas Past"
Collection 1
"Horses"
Collection 1
"In the Corner of the Pasture"
Collection 3
"John Sivertsen the Farrier's Horse"
Collection 3
"Last Things"
Collection 1
"Learnin' to Rope"
Collection 1
"Ol' George an' Ed" (prose)
Collection 1
"Ol' Smoke"
Collection 1
"Old Tracks"
Collection 2
"Scatter the Mare"
Collection 2
"A Toast to Big John Wolfers"
Collection 1
"The Wild Crew"
Collection 1

Sweeten, Colen
"Daddy's Bells"
Collection 3

Thompson, T. L.
"Dobie's People"
Collection 1
"Earned Wages"
Collection 1
"Getting' Even"
Collection 1
"In th' Country--Off th' Pourch"
Collection 1
"Keeper o' th' Land"
Collection 1
"Packin' Salt"
Collection 1
"Top Hand"
Collection 1

Walker, Shirlee
"The Ballad of Dead-eye Maud"
Collection 2

Warwick, Dick
"The Brutal Boss"
Collection 3J

Watts, Leroy
"A Cowboy's Lament"
Collection 3

Wiginton, Wes
"Open Range"
Collection 3

Wilhelm, Margaret 
"Misplaced Treasure"
Collection 3

Wright, Howard
"Empty Saddle on the Gatherin' Stage"
Collection 2





Individual Indexes

From Texas to Montana, Collection 1, 1995

From Texas to Montana, Collection 2, 1996

From Texas to Montana, Collection 3, 1998


  From Texas to Montana, Collection 1, 1995

From Texas to Montana
New cowboy poetry and stories of ranch life

Jeff Streeby, editor
Copyright 1995, Dallywelter Press
Great Falls, Montana

Cover Photo of D. J. O'Malley, courtesy of the Montana Historical Society

illustrated by Jan Wood

Acknowledgements
Foreword by Jim Shelton
Writers' Biographies


Essays and Short Stories

O'Malley, D. J.
"The Experiences of Three Montana Cowboys Lost in the Blizzard of February, 1895"

Christiansen, Paul
"The Partners"
"Spring's Work"

Streeby, Jeff
"Ol' George an' Ed"

Poetry

Borm, Mary
"Elmer"
"The Egg"
"Interdependence"
"Mountain Oysters"
"Spoiled!"

Day, Mike
"American Heart"

Eppers, Carl
"The Real Cowboy"

Germaine, Don
"Ole Packie"

Lee, Danny
"Big John"
"Biscuits"
"Rider' Club"

Lenerville, Tottie Strongheart
"Let's Go Feed"

Maurice, Larry
"Cashbaugh Summer"
"Silver Screen Heroes"

Miller, Derrick
"The Dream"

Nelson, David N.
"Bars"
"Packin' for a Western Ride"
"Thank God I'm a Cowboy"

Streeby, Jeff
"The End of Travis Good"
"The Ghost of Christmas Past"
"Horses"
"Last Things"
"Learnin' to Rope"
"Ol' Smoke"
"A Toast to Big John Wolfers"
"The Wild Crew"

Thompson, T. L.
"Dobie's People"
"Earned Wages"
"Getting' Even"
"In th' Country--Off th' Pourch"
"Keeper o' th' Land"
"Packin' Salt"
"Top Hand"


  From Texas to Montana, Collection 2, 1996

From Texas to Montana
Authentic cowboy poetry and stories of ranch life

Jeff Streeby, editor
Copyright 1996, Dallywelter Press
Great Falls, Montana

Cover Photo of D. J. O'Malley, courtesy of the Montana Historical Society

illustrated by T. L. Thompson

Acknowledgements
Contributors

 

This issue has three sections:

Section 1: Poetry and Prose
Section 2: 1996 Montana Anthology
Section 3: from "Reminiscences and Poems of Early Montana and the Cattle Range," by D. J. O'Malley

Section 1:  Poetry and Prose

Essays and Short Stories

Brummett, Curt
"The Pig Roping Story"

Miller, Derrick
"Thirty Miles An Hour Down the Old Gravel Road"

Poetry

Autry, Leon
"Born Too Late"
"Cowboy Talk"
"Cowpuncher's Way of Life"

Dougherty, Mary Margaret
"Legs"
"Love Maintenance"

Erickson, Donna
"Logos of Integrity"

Hafer, Buck
"First Job"

Hay, David
"Texas Heat"

Kennington, Don
"Cowboy Caucus"
"Six minutes, Forty Five Seconds"

Kerr, Duane
"The Cowboy Goes to College"

Kubecka, Tammy
"Montana Wind"

Lee, Danny
"Ten Thousand Good Mornings"

McCarty, Jack
"Cowboy Blessing"
"Dew and Dreams"
"Good Mothers"
"Neighborly Thanks"
"New Cowboy"
"Ropin' Lesson"
"Water Trouble"

Maurice, Larry
"Cowboy's Hands"
"Riding for Tomorrow"

Mawson, Harvey
"Hell is Where You Find It"
"Just a Cowpony"

Metcalf, Bob
"Majority"
"Truth--Condensed Version"

Moore, Leonard
"Dad's Saddle"
"The Sorrel Packstring"

Nelson, Dave
"The Herd"

Ortiz, James
"Them Ol' Spurs"

Shelton, Jim
"Bravo the Cow Horse"
"Bullhide Chaps and Memories"

Streeby, Jeff
"Old Tracks"
"Scatter the Mare"

Wright, Howard
"Empty Saddle on the Gatherin' Stage"



Section 2: 1996 Montana Anthology

Poetry:

Burleigh, Ruth
"A Bareback Rider's Mother's Prayer"

Camden, Charlie
"Boardwalks of Bannack"

Elliott, Bart
"Cowboy's Wife"
"The Long Toe"

Goss, Ken
"Barroom Brawl"

Metcalf, Bob
"Dear Ma"

Nelson, Jim
"The Bronc Ride"

Pegar, Ron
"Brand Inspector"

Small, Clem
"A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed"

Stacey, Sue
"Satan Lives Again"

Walker, Shirlee
"The Ballad of Dead-eye Maud"



Section 3: from "Reminiscences and Poems of Early Montana and the Cattle Range," by D. J. O'Malley

Acknowledgement
Foreword by John White from the original publication
Preface by D. J. O'Malley from the original publication

Poetry by D. J. O'Malley:

"After the Roundup"
"The Cowboy's Reverie"
"A Cowboy's Soliloquy"
"The Death of Charlie Rutledge"
"To the Memory of Wiley Collins"
"The Old Gray Mule Saloon"

Back Cover:


  From Texas to Montana, Collection 3, 1998

From Texas to Montana
Authentic cowboy poetry and stories of ranch life

Jeff Streeby, editor
Copyright 1998, Dallywelter Press
Great Falls, Montana

Cover - Detail from "Band" Fort Berthold, North Dakota, circa 1886, courtesy of the Montana Historical Society

illustrated by Wade Morriss

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
CRWHA Projects
Notes on From Texas to Montana Studen Staff

 

This issue has four sections:

Section 1:  Poetry and Prose
Section 2:  from "Reminiscences and Poems of Early Montana and the Cattle Range," by D. J. O'Malley
Section 3:  An Idaho Anthology Featuring the Cowboy Poets of Idaho
Section 4:  A Palouse Country Anthology, Featuring the Palouse Country Cowboy Poets


Section 1:  Poetry and Prose

Essays and Short Stories

Camden, Charlie
"The Trail from Texas to Montana" (foreword)

Fischer, Dennis 
"The Buckaroo Fiddle"

Meyer, "Red Owl" Ruth
"Ride That Thang"
"Rose Tadisco's Grand Ride"

Morris, Frank "Two Jump"
"Bill Kendrik, Cattleman"

Poetry

Bircham, Doris
"Just for an Hour"
"Professional Dabbler"

Camden, Charlie
"Night Camp"

DeNayer, Lynn
"Built for Speed"

Fischer, Dennis - Featured Poet
"Billy Boots"
"Disaster"
"Fiddlin' Tom and Windy Bill"
"Heart"
"Lucky Cowboys"
"My Partner, Too"
"Rosie Darlin'"
"Stubby Gets Religion"
"Slim"
"This is Still the West"

Germaine, Don
"Another Word for Tough"

Goldstein, Don
"Gross Dose"

Goss, Ken
"The Retired Cowhand"

Johnson, Jeremiah
"The Cowboy to His City Love"

Kuntz, Rick
"Beacon Hill"
"Coyote"
"Rancher's Prayer"

Maurice, Larry
"Ben Johnson"
"Just Ramblin'"

McCarty, "Cactus Jack"
"Windmillin' Time"

Morriss, Wade
"Mesquite and Prickly Pear"

Oyhus, Floyd
"The Cowboy and the Stripper"

Paregien, Sr., Stan
"Charlie Russell"

Pont, Mary Ann
"I Thank You, O Lord"

Slade, Ann
"Bull Story"
"calving"

Streeby, Jeff
"John Sivertsen the Farrier's Horse"
"In the Corner of the Pasture"

Watts, Leroy
"A Cowboy's Lament"

Wiginton, Wes
"Open Range"

Wilhelm, Margaret
"Misplaced Treasure"


Section 2:  from "Reminiscences and Poems of Early Montana and the Cattle Range" by D. J. O'Malley

Poetry by D. J. O'Malley:

"Busted Cowboy's Christmas"
"The Cowboy"
"A Dance at Cree's Ranch"
"In Memory of My Mother"
"An Old Cowboy's Letter"
"An Old Cowboy's Musings"
"The Sheriff's Posse and the Cow"

Poem attributed by D. J. O'Malley to an unknown author:

"Elegy to an Old Saddle" 



Section 3:  An Idaho Anthology Featuring the Cowboy Poets of Idaho

Poetry:

Elser, Oral
"The Illness"
"The New Phone"

Gerber, Lloyd
"The Summer Range"

Jackson, Sam
"Gone Wrong"

Kennington, Don
"Riding Drag"

Nelson, Wayne
"Snowville"

Norskog, Howard
"Where the Rainbows Live"

Smith, Marie
"Buck"

Sweeten, Colen
"Daddy's Bells"


Section 4:  A Palouse Country Anthology, Featuring the Palouse Country Cowboy Poets

Poetry:

Evans, Della
"So Much for Confidentiality"

Figgins, Chris
"Cowboy (How Can You Tell)"

Hutches, Don
"Cowboy-Up!"

Smith, C. Ray
"My Pony"

Warwick, Dick
"The Brutal Boss"

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