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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Cowboy Jim Newell Sr. turning 90

 

February 19, 2016

Tracie Mitchell

WORLAND – Worland resident Jim Newell Sr. will be turning 90 on Sunday. He was born Feb. 21, 1926, in Dodge City, Kansas.

Newell Sr. moved from Kansas to Missouri in 1934 at the age of 8 and nine years later, in 1943 he moved to Fort Collins, Colo., where he met his wife Ruth. Newell married Ruth in 1952 and together they moved to Laramie in 1955. Their stay in Laramie wasn't long as they moved to Ten Sleep in 1956 "I was talking to a man in a restaurant and he said he needed a cowboy and hired me on the spot," Newell said. "That's how I ended up working for Clair Lyman in Ten Sleep," He...



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