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September 24, 2018

A Death in Colorado Answers Questions In Oswego County


<br />Robert "Cowboy Bob" Matteson

Robert "Cowboy Bob" Matteson

Robert Matteson died last weekend in Oak Creek, Colorado.  He was 63.

Matteson, who grew up in Central Square, was well known in Oak Creek as “Cowboy Bob” and at the same time, he was barely known at all.  He was said to be the small town’s only homeless person, but few there knew how he came to be that way.  In Oswego County, his family knew that his time in Vietnam had changed him but after he suddenly left town, they could never find where he had gone.

His peaceful death in a garage solved a lot of mysteries.

There’s a wonderful article in the local newspaper there, called The Steamboat Pilot and Today, that gives Robert Matteson’s life its proper due and ties up the loose ends on both sides.  It’s worth your time to read it.

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