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  • Tony Lama Boots History

    Born to Italian immigrant parents in 1887, Tony Lama first learned the leather and boot trade at the age of 11 when he apprenticed a shoemaker in Syracuse, New York. In the early 20th century, Lama joined the U.S. Cavalry as a cobbler for the soldiers stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. After complet...
  • Justin Boots History

    H. J. Justin came to Texas from Lafayette, Indiana in 1879 where he had been a boot repairman.  He settled in the west Texas town of Spanish Fort on the Texas-Oklahoma border.  At this time in the Old West, the ranchers had cattle drives to move the herds to the markets in the East.  During the C...