Western Stock Saddle

1251.1 - Askew work saddle.jpg

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Title

Western Stock Saddle

Description

Founded in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1866, the Askew Saddlery Company was among the first saddlers to cater to working cowboys driving cattle to market in Kansas City or Chicago. The Askew Saddle became known for superior materials and excellent craftsmanship. Askew also supplied cowboy equipment and gun leather and was a favorite among cowboys. The company folded in 1928.

After Dalhart, Texas founder W.J. Blair was unable to pay for this 1909, custom-built saddle, Jess R. Jenkins, President of the Dalhart National Bank, bought it. Jenkins moved to the Texas panhandle in 1881 and during the 1890s, took over the 101 ranch near Hartley. Jenkins helped build Dalhart’s famous De Soto Hotel in 1909.

This object is not currently on display.

Creator

Askew Saddlery Company

Date

1906

Identifier

1251/1

Rights

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Citation

Askew Saddlery Company, “Western Stock Saddle,” Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, accessed January 28, 2022, https://pphm.omeka.net/items/show/3028.