Part I – Jewish Cowboys
May 26, 2012
Many years ago I read We Lived There, Too! – an account of Jewish American Cowboys.* I learned about Jewish immigrants who were settlers, farmers, ranchers and businessmen in the Western United States in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century.
(There were plenty of Jewish farmers in the East as well. My friend Allen once worked on a chicken farm in the Catskill Mountains of New York State and when I was a boy my family spent the summer at Feigners’ Farm.)
But in the West, I have a fundamental family connection: