The Voice of the Community Since 1909, Serving Moorcroft and Pine Haven, Wyoming

Moorcroft and the cattle trails

By Grace Moore

West Texas Trail Museum director Cindy Mosteller will be presenting the history of Moorcroft's start and how the confluence of the cattle drives from Texas influenced the area.

Mosteller discusses how the cattle started north and the civil war's impact on the drive as well as the union of many of the trails with the Western Cattle Trail or the West Texas Cattle Trail as some call it.

She will share her findings regarding the reasons for bringing cattle this far north and what they were doing with them.

"Many don't know the reasons, but there are several... eastern demand after t...

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