Cowboys and changes to the cattle industry

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  • Cowboys and changes in the cattle industry
    • Cowboys (in Texas)
      • Made up 'oufits'
        • Hired by herd owners
          • Led cattle on drives to sell
            • Got drunk and spent money
      • Winter
        • usually found other jobs in town
        • If kept on would watch over cattle
      • Spring
        • Would round up cattle and mark babies
      • Lonely job
    • Changes on the Plains
      • Open-range
        • Cattle were free to roam
      • Drives to railhead took days rather than months
      • Winters
        • Snow and ice
          • Cattle couldn't reach grass
          • Cattle got stuck
        • Cowboys
          • Ride out to help cattle
          • Live in sod-houses on perimeter


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