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This is my seventh year at Halstead which is also where I live with my wife and my soon to be two year old daughter.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Richmond Chapter 8: The Cattle trade: Trail herds, Towns, and Ranchers

This short chapter deals with another part of the early Kansas economy, the cattle industry. The chapter deals with the actual life on the trail followed by a good over of the different cattle towns and finally the end of the cattle drives. The best teaching that can come from this chapter is looking at the four main towns involved in the cattle drives. These towns are Dodge City, Abilene, Ellsworth and Wichita. Students could look at what the cities did after the cattle drives ended and compare their status in Kansas today with the way they were in the past.

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