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Freedom Chamber picks Old Cowhand


2017 Freedom Old Cowhand E. F. Wise sits astride his horse in this 1991 photo.

E. F. Wise is the 2017 Honored Old Cowhand. Wise was born Nov. 19, 1934, in Quitaque, Texas. He moved to Freedom with his wife LaVern and his children – Larry, Darla, Gary and Paula – in 1960 and started his dream.

"Every cowboy has hopes that somewhere on the high ranges above, the grass will always be green, the water plentiful, cattle fat and his faithful horse will never tire. So as I lay down my rope and hang up my spurs in memory of good cowboys, I leave these thoughts: When I reach the bottom of the rugged slope, I wish and hope that I might hear someone say 'There goes E. F. Wi...

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