Texas cattle trails, cattle drives, and the people who worked them. Originally published by the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education, Texas State University.
As the need for ranch workers has dwindled, the iconic status of cowboys has continued to grow. By Farah Mohammed America loves cowboys, from the swaggering heroes of the silver screen, to legends like Buffalo Bill, to today’s bestselling videogames, such as Red Dead Redemption 2. Even presidents turn to the iconic cowboy hat and boots to endear themselves to the public and make[…]
At the turn of the 20th century, three Hawaiian cowboys arrived in Wyoming to compete in a rodeo extravaganza. By David Wolman and Julian Smith August 20, 1908: The crowd at Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming waited excitedly for a cowboy to step into the arena. It was the first of three days of competition[…]