Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Across the fence

A Promise is a Promise

 


Charlie and Oliver were partners in the cattle business. Oliver had been at it for some time and knew the ‘ropes’ when it came to gathering wild Spanish cattle, building a herd and trailing them to market.

Oliver was truly a man of vision and was a trail driver long before the heyday of the cowboy. As early as the late 1850’s, when Texas was still an unsteady fledgling, he was trailing herds east to Shreveport and New Orleans. It was Oliver who in 1858 was the first cowman to ever drive a herd of longhorns to the northern markets and ushered in the golden age of the Texas cattle driv...



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