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Historical (nonfiction), 1,795 words, Level T (Grade 3), Lexile 940L
We all know the gun-slinging movie hero, but what was life really like for the cowhands of the old West? This informative book details the real hardships and dangers of the cowboy life and recounts the fascinating story of how cowboys became famous just as that way of life was ending. Historical photographs enhance the text.
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