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CAUSEY, R. L.
CAUSEY, R. L. (?–1937). R. L. (Bob) Causey, brother of John V. and Thomas L. Causey, learned the blacksmith trade from his father, G. W. Causey, in Missouri, then became the first blacksmith on the Llano Estacado after moving to Thomas's ranch in New Mexico in the 1880s. Shortly thereafter he moved to Odessa, Texas, where he also served as town constable. Among horsemen with a taste for splendor he achieved great fame with his "gal-leg" spurs and bridle bits; the shanks of the spurs and side bars of the bits were forged and filed into the shape of a woman's legs and decorated with Mexican silver coins. In 1895 Causey moved to Eddy, New Mexico, where he later married Agnes Bogle. In 1905 he moved to Stafford, Arizona, where he operated a blacksmith shop until his death in 1937.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Vivian H. Whitlock, Cowboy Life on the Llano Estacado (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1970).
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