Imagine that you are herding longhorns from the South Texas Plains to the railhead in Abilene, Kansas. Why are you suffering the heat and dust? What will be your rewards? How is it going to help the ones at home?
Hunt for Cattle Trails Grab your hat, saddle your horse, and ride into cyberspace. In this information age, you can use today's web to learn about the yesterdays of the old west. Below is a list of questions about the Texas Cattle Trails. Use the links below the questions to solve the mystery of the vanishing Texas longhorn.
Cattle Drives & Cattle Drivers Although the first longhorn cattle drives from Texas between 1866 and 1900 may have been recorded, it is legend that the Western Trail through what in now Vernon was established in 1876
Early Cattle Drivers Blazed the Way Much of the way we are is the result of the way things were. Ever wonder why Tecumseh is located where it is, or why old Highway 18 winds around the hills and up the valleys of Pottawatomie County?