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Brown Bag: The Greatest Cattle Trail of All

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

September 11 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Take a break from your day and enjoy a series of presentations over the lunch hour, Wednesday, September 11 and September 18. Hear curators discuss topics related to the National Cowboy Museum exhibitions Cheyenne Ledger Art from Fort Marion and The Western Trail: The Greatest Cattle Trail of Them All at 150.

The Western Trail, used from 1874 to 1897, carried an estimated six to eight million cattle along its diverging pathways. Many of the herds were used to create today’s historic ranches on the northern Great Plains. It included nine states, northern Mexico and western Cananda and gave rise to famous sites such as Doan’s Crossing, Dodge City, Ogallala and Fort MacLeod. The Western Trail system superseded even the Chisholm Trail, lasting longer, carrying more cattle and covering a greater distance than any other cattle trail. Hear from Michael Grauer, McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture and Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art, as he shares the story of the greatest cattle trail of all!

Bring your lunch or purchase one at The Museum Grill. Reservations are not required. Free admission to the Brown Bag presentation and The Museum Grill.

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