Cowboys and Comanches on the Great Western Trail: A Time to Heal

Oct 8, 2021
12:25 PM
Will Cradduck
Longhorns like those driven along the trail, now found at Fort Griffin State Historic Site (Albany, Texas)

Former warriors from opposing cultures met in a tenuous peace as Texans, whether white, black, or brown, pushed their cattle past Doan's Store on the south side of Red River west of present Vernon, Texas, where a ford over what the Comanches called "the big sandy" made it easy to cross onto the Kiowa, Comanche, Apache Reservation. read more

Along the Great Western Cattle Trail

Oct 8, 2021
11:56 AM
The Texas portion of the Great Western Cattle Trail

Texas trail drivers were engaged in a lucrative business. Learn about their lives, expenses, and potential rewards.

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