By Jeff Savage
James McCauley stood watch over his herd of livestock within the hour of darkness darkness. typhoon clouds plastered the sky. without warning, a clap of thunder stirred the farm animals. anxious by means of the loud sound, the farm animals have been off and working. Stampede! McCauley's horse acquired jittery, and took him in each course. McCauley used to be misplaced! The lifetime of a cowboy within the Wild West was once difficult. From branding livestock to livestock drives, a cowboy labored difficult. writer Jeff Savage takes a firsthand examine the lives of yankee cowboys, from rounding up farm animals to the top of an extended force.
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It was a true cow town. The next cow towns to spring up in Kansas were Newton, Ellsworth, Wichita, and Caldwell. But possibly the rowdiest—certainly the most famous—was Dodge City in central Kansas. Dodge City was spread out along the south side of the Arkansas River, on the Western Trail. ” It boasted the biggest dance halls and the wildest saloons ever seen. In 1884, the town even held a bullfight to celebrate the Fourth of July. There was so much rowdiness that residents demanded more law and order.
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Chapter 4. The Long Drive 1. , 1976), p. 80. 2. , p. 81. 3. , 1961), p. 40. 4. , 1976), p. 80. Chapter 5. The Cowboy at Play 1. William H. : Time Life Books, 1973), p. 52. Glossary bunkhouse—The place where cowboys slept on ranches off-season. chuck wagon—A wagon brought along on the long drive to carry supplies and provisions. From here, meals were served to the cowboys. Civil War—The war fought between the northern states (the Union) and southern states (the Confederacy) from 1861 to 1865. Many cowboys were veterans of the Civil War.
American Cowboys. True Tales of the Wild West by Jeff Savage