A Cowboys Last Ride by Leslie van de Ligt

Views 190 October 5, 2011

Featured by the group " The Fabulous Prairies" April 15, 2009

Featured by the group “Rural Around The Globe” on April 18, 2009

Talk about hidden Treasures. Our trip home the last weekend gave the opportunity to view some incredible antique wagons and carriages. This one from the late 1800’s early 1900’s was referred to as “The Cowboy’s Last Ride”. Tradition had the cowboy’s saddle draped across the top. It was then walked slowly through town to the cemetery in a touching and very moving tribute to the rider. Rebel XSI

Buckboard Coffin Wagon – This piece will transport you back to the earliest days of western settlement. A lot of rugged cowboys took their last ride in a pine board casket strapped to the deck of a buckboard. The cowboy’s saddle was placed on top of the casket. A simple conveyance but deeply moving.(History found at Al Oeming Auctions.com)

Featured in “Images & Ideas” as well as “Rural Around The Globe”

I am an amateur photographer from Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada.
Love scenery, wildlife and anything that catches my eye as being unique. Have a Canon Rebel XSI with a 100mm – 400mm Lens that allows me to get some wonderful captures!

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you Scott. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 6 years ago

    lovely shot

  • Many thanks my friend. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRosealmost 6 years ago

    WOW Leslie!! This is a first for me………………..
    Very interesting capture and writeup ………………

  • I appreciate you taking time to take a peek Rosie. Thank you very much. :>)) Lesle

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Lyn  Thomsen
    Lyn Thomsenalmost 6 years ago

    That’s truly unique Bluenorther, and steeped in history, thanks for the write up as well, so interesting.

  • Thank you so very much for your kind comment. It’s appreciated :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful image of something from the past. Love seeing things from the past and how it was a far cry from todays forms of transport. Like the coour of the wood on the wagons.

  • Hi Karen, Thank you so much. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantalmost 6 years ago

    OH Dear leslie. I’m really going back now through your collection,
    This is another one of my Passions.


  • Malcolm, I always look forward to your comments and observations. Thank you very much. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • BigD
    BigDalmost 6 years ago

    Congratulations you have been featured in Rural Around The Globe. BigD

  • Thank you very much. It is exciting and an honor to be featured with this group.

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 6 years ago

    My belated CONGRATS on your feature Leslie, well done indeed

  • My dear friend, thanks ever so much. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Judson Joyce
    Judson Joycealmost 6 years ago

    Really a great find! Great photo.

  • Thank you ever so much. Greatly appreciated!:>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelalmost 6 years ago

    Leslie, excellent as always!

  • Thank you so much Cora. I am humbled. :>)) Leslie

    – Leslie van de Ligt

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