Frontier Kansas Cattle Towns

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July 27, 2013, 10:00 AM CT

Presented by Jim Gray

Building a cattle depot on the plains was an innovative idea in 1867. Texas ranchers could drive their wild longhorn cattle to market without the conflicts experienced with farmers in the more densely populated Missouri. As a result, an exciting atmosphere of frontier entrepreneurs found opportunities in the Kansas cattle towns. Join us to discuss how cowboys, cattle buyers, saloon keepers, madams, merchants, and settlers came together, and how the relationships that were formed shaped a national industry.

Historic Abilene, Inc.
200 SE 5th St.
Abilene, KS 67410-0662
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Sponsored by: Historic Abilene, Inc.

For more information about this event, please contact:
Jeff Sheets
(785) 263-2681