Vaqueros and CowboysVaqueros and cowboys became legends andmadeTexas proud!Vaqueros have a long history here. It started withthe Spaniards who came long before Texasbelonged to the United States. Cowboys camemuch later and learned a lot of what they knowfrom vaqueros.
When a cowboy or vaquero wasntdriving cattle, he worked on a ranch
The great Texas cattle drives of the 1860s through the1890s made Texas cowboys and vaqueros famous.
These guys had to be expert horsemen with well-trained horses
VAQUEROSSay "vaquero" - VAH-CARE-OH. Do you notice how it sounds like "vaca" at the beginning? Thats because it comes from the Spanish word "vaca" which means "cow." In Spanish to add "ero" to the ending makes a word mean "worker."