50 years of Living Western Brought to you by Cavender’s: 1979

The searchers Ford Trailer screenshot (8-crop)
Western fans weep…the top box office draw for three decades, American icon John Wayne dies

Walkman TPS-L2

Sony introduces the Sony Walkman costing $200

ESPN Networks logo

ESPN begins broadcasting sports 24/7 and was the first cable TV channel to be launched as a 24-hour channel

Gas jumps to .86 cents/gallon and a king size bean bag chair costs $19.99

A film about a former rodeo champion turned cereal spokesman, The Electric Horseman starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda premieres with Willie Nelson as a supporting character

Photo: Miss Rodeo America Organization

Photo: Miss Rodeo America Organization

Debbie (Johnston) Garrison of Texas is crowned Miss Rodeo America. She later marries a cowboy…Dallas Cowboy – running back Walt Garrison.

Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers top country charts with “All the Gold in California”

Photo: ProRodeo Hall of Fame

Photo: PRCA

Allen Bach of Queen Creek, Ariz. is PRCA world champion in Team Roping

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Cavender’s, the Wrangler Network presents a look back at the past fifty years of living the Western way. We’ll be counting down from 1965 to today the memories and big moments in western life from songs to movies and everything in between. Join us now on a trip through time!


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