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50 years of Living Western Brought to you by Cavender’s: 1987

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James and Mike Cavender create traffic jam in Hurst, Texas with crowd that comes to Cavender’s to meet country music star George Strait.

Randy Travis’ “Forever and Ever, Amen” spends three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

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Fox Broadcasting Company made its prime-time TV debut.

A rare earthquake 5.0 on the Richter scale on June 11th affects 14 states in the Midwest and parts of Canada.

Photo Credit - ProRodeo Hall of Fame

Photo Credit – ProRodeo Hall of Fame

Legendary bull rider Lane Frost of Lane, Oklahoma wins the PRCA world championship.

MacGyver starring Richard Dean Anderson is top TV show on ABC. The always resourceful MacGyver (and his Swiss Army knife) is a hero to many “problem-solving” cowboys.


At the box office, “The Quick and the Dead” portrays life in Wyoming in 1876. Rugged frontiersman Con Vallian (Sam Elliott) saves settlers from the outlaws. In later years, Elliott serves as “pitchman” for Ram Trucks.

 

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