Western Frontier Cattle Drives
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Cattle Drives were used by ranchers to transport their cattle to the north. Cattle drives were quite prominent in West Texas
Cattle was easiest to transport in the open range, when there was no barbed wire blocking their path
However, when the range was closed off by the barbed wire fences and wind mills, it made cattle drives difficult, resulting in fence cutting
The main dangers in a cattle drive were crossing rivers and stampedes.
In West Texas, there were cities called cowtowns where cowboys could stop by and take a rest, to wait for their train
At the end of the whole trip, we get our train. Railroads make it easier to transport cattle to the north. With the railroads, we are able to earn more money for our cattle
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