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Stand-Alone Title
The Day The Cowboys Quit

by Elmer Kelton
Mar 1, 2012
6 Hours
Ages 13+
In later years people often asked Hugh Hitchcock about the Canadian River cowboy strike of 1883.

Wagon boss Hugh Hitchcock knows the cowboy life better than most: In 1883 if you're a cowboy, you can't own a cow and you are stigmatized as a drunk. Worse, you are exploited by the wealthy cattle owners who fence the range, replace traditions and trust with written rules of employment, refuse to pay a livable wage and change things "that ought to be left alone." The cowboys working in the Canadian River country of the Texas Panhandle decide to fight back, to do the unthinkable: go on strike.

In this celebrated novel, Elmer Kelton uses the true but little-known Canadian River incident to focus on the changes brought to ranching by big-money syndicates.

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Director & Cast

Director Terence Aselford
Starring Terence Aselford, Bradley Smith, David Coyne, Christopher Graybill, Michael Glenn, Alyssa Wilmoth, Ken Jackson, Joe Brack, Thomas Keegan, Scott McCormick, Thomas Penny, Eric Messner, Danny Gavigan, Patrick Bussink, Tim Carlin, Richard Rohan, James Konicek, Nanette Savard, James Lewis, Christopher Scheeren, Drew Kopas, Michael John Casey, Kimberly Gilbert and Mort Shelby
Book Adapted for GraphicAudio by Johann Dettweiler
Dialogue Editors Patrick Stratton
Sound Designers Patrick Stratton
Additional Original Music Johann Dettweiler
Cover Illustrator Jahbulani Ori
Producers Richard Rohan and Duane Beeman
Executive Producer Anji Cornette


A favorite by Chris (Posted on 4/22/2014)
I always love Elmer Kelton stories. This book is one of my favorites. Not your typical cowboy story but one of Elmer Kelton's best and was a great read and a great lesson. Graphic audio's presentation of this book is also very well done I was very impressed.
good place to start getting into westerns by Idongesit (Posted on 3/5/2014)
I read this a while back for a college history class and enjoyed it until the end. The characters are engaging and the plot interesting. From what i've read of the sample, GraphicAudio's done a great job of bringing Kelton's story to life and i'll definitely purchase it soon. If you want a good Western story, pick this up I recomend it.
Good Western by Wayne (Posted on 10/5/2013)
This was a true western. Nothing forced. Not bad to the bone ending, just a good western life story.

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