Wise named 2017 Old Cowhand
August 3, 2017
E.F. Wise, 83, has been named Freedom's 2017 Old Cowhand. Throughout his long life, Wise has been the quintessential cowboy, holding firm to an ethos of hard work and strong family.
Born to Ride
Wise was born on his grandfather's ranch in Quitaque (pronounced "kitty-quay"), Texas, south of Amarillo, and christened "Earl Frank," later shortened to E.F. He and his younger sister, Ann, grew up in Quitaque, the whole family farming most of their lives. His grandfather bought Wise his first horse, Peanut – a very exciting event in the life of that young boy, who dreamed of a future centered ar...