cattle drive

Cowhands careless with branding irons invited a fatal attack of lead poisoning or the nether end of a rope.

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Their trails pioneered new frontiers and colored the social, political and economic pattern of a nation.

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A cowboy’s own story of his experiences on the trail from Texas to Chicago

Tales of the great longhorn herds which thronged the plains of Texas lured many fortune seekers there after the Civil War. One of them was an elderly livestock buyer named Upton Bushnell, who set out from Ohio in the spring of 1866. Read more >>