Anytime a cowpuncher brewed a cup of java, the "Arbuckle Cafe" was open for business. Rain or shine, both friend and stranger were welcome to a hot steaming cup of coffee and a good story or two. Arbuckle's was the preferred drink of the range, and many a waddie warmed himself with buckaroo brew before a long night to guard the doggies.
Val FitzPatrick was a cowboy with the famous Two Bar outfit in northwest Colorado
and tells what it was really like to be a cowpuncher on one of the West's last frontiers.
He was born January 4, 1886 and lived to the age of 102.