What does "the range country" mean? When the cowboys of the Old West make their final parade on the grassy shores of Paradise, the guidon that leads them should be a bandanna handkerchief. It deserves to be called the "flag of the range country". I suppose that "the range country" could be "the whole country". How do you think about it? Thank you.
Oct 31, 2017 11:38 AM
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This is a very old fashioned text you have found. I had never even seen the word guidon before and had to look it up. Here is the definition of "range" that fits your example. Range: Also called rangeland. an area or tract that is or may be ranged over, especially an open region for the grazing of livestock. In the history of America during the time called Westward Expansion, or commonly known to us as the "Old West," the large grasslands or the lands where the cattle ranches were were sometimes called "the range." We don't use that term commonly anymore unless referring to that time period. At least, in my part of the country we do not; it could be that they use that term still in Texas. There's a famous old song you might check out called "Home on the Range."
October 31, 2017
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