7ony (7ony) wrote,


In the late 1800s, great herds of wild longhorn cattle were driven from Texas across Indian Territory to the Kansas railheads. The necessity of adequate forage and water for the cows as well as safe river crossings required carefully chosen routes. Only a few were good enough. The heritage of one of the routes, the Great Western Trail, is celebrated every spring in western Oklahoma. The pretend cattle drive gives one an opportunity to play cow person for a few days. Pictures of the June 2007 celebration can be found at http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/store.aspx?p=47147
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