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Pecos Bill

Pecos Bill is a mythical American cowboy.

Invented in the 20th century, he embodied idealised cowboy virtues in a series of superhuman feats. He is credited as having been raised by coyotes near the Pecos River after falling from a wagon as a baby. On his return to humanity he invented the lasso[?], tamed and rode a cyclone, used a rattlesnake[?] as a whip, could rope an entire herd at one go, used the entire Rio Grande to water his ranch and other similar feats. He rode a horse called Widow-Maker and dated a girl called Slue-Foot Sue.

The stories were written by Edward O'Reilly[?] in the Saga of Pecos Bill, published in 1923. He was a late addition to the "big man" idea of characters like Paul Bunyan or Iron John[?].



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