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cow town

n.
A small town in a cattle-raising area.
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Noun1.cow town - a small town in a cattle-raising area of western North America
town - an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city; "they drive through town on their way to work"
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But in the cow towns, they got drunk, sometimes intimidated citizens, and were involved in gun fights.
Cow towns flourished as the railroads reached places suitable for corralling and transporting cattle.
This is literally a story of America and apple pie, how the country grew with the expansion of the railroads and one man's insistence that even customers in the dusty cow towns of the Wild West deserved easy access to good food in a comfortable environment.
Hill and his family started the enterprise, Sarasota looked very much like the back lot of the movie Western, Shane, which is to say there was very little to distinguish it from a number of other "cow towns." Inasmuch as a cigar factory would be a benefit to the fledgling community, Mr.
These guys are great at bringing low-priced merchandise to cow towns across the fruited plains.
These cow towns are assembled and dismantled on local shooting ranges on the weekends, all for the purpose of the somewhat complicated shooting competitions sketched out at the start of this article.
If only it could talk, it looks as if it could tell tales of cattle drives, cow towns, campfires, shootouts--and gullible gunwriters.