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Updated Apr 5, 2013 - 5:31 pm

Yeehaw! Brewer signs National Day of the Cowboy into law

PHOENIX — Cowboys now have their own official day in the state of Arizona.

“Many of the blessings enjoyed by Arizonans today are because of the contributions of our keepers of the range: The Arizona cowboy and cowgirl,” said Gov. Jan Brewer in a release. “These men and women, of all races and backgrounds, are among the truest symbols of the American southwest.”

The new holiday will be observed annually on the fourth Saturday of July.

The U.S. Senate originally designated a Day of the Cowboy in 2005.

Arizona is the fourth state to establish a special day recognizing cowboys.

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