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For many cowboys the hard life began long before the saddle: "My parents died in 1866, their deaths being about three weeks apart, leaving thirteen children, eight boys and five girls, the eldest being only eighteen years old, to fight it out with Comanche Indians, and believe me, we had a time...on one occasion they came down upon us seventy-five in number, all giving the Comanche yell. Five of us little brats were about 200 yards from the house." — Levi J. Harkey of Sinton, writing of his childhood in 1866 Richland Springs, Texas