The end of the cattle drive era was brought about by cattle that better met the needs of the market, plus a rail network that connected ranches with population centers.
To the emigrants of 1845, there was a very simple reason to avoid Kansas, despite its charms, and press on through the perils and difficulties of the trail to Oregon.
The year was 1845. More wagons were clustered around jumping-off points such as St. Joseph and Independence, Missouri, than ever before.
While many animals breeds have been important to our nation throughout the years, a few stand out as iconic.
There seems to be an idea that yodeling had little history in cowboy tradition. However, this sentiment does not line up with the observations of John Lomax.
Kansas Forts and Bases by Debra Goodrich Bisel and Michelle M. Martin provides an era-by-era overview of Kansas forts as reflective of the broader picture of Kansas history.
Here’s a superb introduction to the unique chord progressions of this toe-tapping sound, geared toward the rhythm guitarist.
From 3 in 1 to heterosis to yield grade, all those confusing cattle terms you have wondered about.
Over 120 historical markers dot the Kansas landscape, telling the story of our fascinating state.
El Cuartelejo was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1964, opening new doors for restoration possibilities.