Empire Ranch Cowboy Christmas a big hit

By SoAzNewsX

What is a Cowboy Christmas? It is celebrated essentially at the end of a cattle drive or a rodeo. At the Empire Ranch this year, Cowboy Christmas was a bit different celebration.

The event opened up the historic Empire Ranch to the public who got to see the Empire decked out in Christmas splendor. Cowboy Christmas at the Empire Ranch was presented by the Empire Ranch Foundation. Learn more about the historic property used as the backdrop for numerous Hollywood westerns and the Foundation at empireranchfoundation.org.

Enjoy a photo essay of the event. All photos are by Sally Reichardt, SoAzNewsX Photo Editor.

Boy Scout Troop 41 from Tucson with Cowboy Santa

Inside the Empire decorated to the hilt

Boy Scout Troop 41 getting their own tour of the Empire Ranch buildings

Boy Scout Troop 41 chowin’ down with Christmas goodies

Empire Ranch Foundation Executive Director Bobbie Young talks with visitors and volunteers

You can tell it’s Cowboy Christmas time at the Empire Ranch

Retired Hollywood stuntman “Bunker” de France reads Cowboy Christmas poetry to visitors

Here’s two characters with their hands caught in the proverbial cookie jar! It’s Kody Boice in the back and Millie Derback in the front.

A pair of good ol’ boys enjoying coffee and conversation at the Cowboy Christmas at the Empire Ranch

 

 

 

Cowboy Wisdom

Talkin’ don’t get it done. Doin’ gets it done!

Cowboy Chuckles, by Bunker de France

The best way to stay alive in Tombstone is to take the first stage east! – Trevor Bardette, Old Man Clanton on TV’s Wyatt Earp.

 

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