The Cowboy Story

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About the author:
John English's writing and photography has appeared in more than twenty-five books and a thousand magazine articles. A resident of Belle Fourche at the northern tip of the Black Hills, he was born and raised in Ireland and has always had a keen interest in history.

The Cowboy Story

A History in Photographs

Authored by John English

In the decades after the Civil War, the United States experienced a period of massive immigration. The populations in cities from Chicago to the Atlantic, and settlements all across the plains, created a unique opportunity. All those people needed to be fed, and there were millions of wild Longhorn cattle roaming through Texas. Young men fresh from battle, trained in firearms, independent, and seeking adventure, crossed the Mississippi and left the war behind them. They rounded up the cattle and drove them halfway across a continent to Kansas. Then they drove other breeds even farther, reaching new railheads in Omaha, Cheyenne and other points on the Transcontinental. Over the next three decades their grit created a new American hero - one who faced rattlesnakes, blizzards, bullets and loneliness with courage and fortitude. For more than a hundred years they have been an icon, a personification of everything we admire about this
vast and wonderful country.
Like Brokaw's greatest generation, they did what needed to be done.
This is their story...

Publication Date:
0963566962 / 9780963566966
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / General

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