Nationally renowned cowboy poet, veterinarian, and storyteller Baxter Black died Friday at the age of 77. Black, a resident of Benson, Arizona, was a beloved figure in the agricultural industry, and outpourings on his behalf have been going on for months while Black was in hospice care.
Born in New Mexico, Black worked for a feed yard and graduated from veterinary school at Colorado State University. After practicing as a large-animal veterinarian, he found his niche performing for cattlemen, dairymen, ranchers, cowboys, and more. While attending the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association Annual Convention, Baxter met his wife, is survived by his wife Cindi Lou Logsdon, who was playing a fiddle in the band. The rest after that was history… read more >