Letter to Lon R. Hoss by C.M. Russell
Dear Sir, I received your poem. It was good and well meant but would hardly go as historical as the first bronk I jocked threw me so high that the boy’s caught him before I hit the ground an when I hit it jared my memory so I will never forget and altho I have ridden many years I never reached fame as a broncho buster when riding weavers, dipers, sky scrapers wornfencer. I yoked my stirrups and used all advantages known to the puncher. Thanking you all just the same, yours sincerley, C.M. Russell
Lon R. Hoss was the owner and publisher of the Citizens Call newspaper in Philipsburg, Montana, from 1892-1901. He later became the private secretary to then-Governor Joseph K. Toole. Hoss died in 1911.