Lot Number: 97
By: Vic Payne
Life on a cattle drive was hard. Trying to keep the 1000 – 3000 cattle calm while facing Indian attacks, the fear of the stampede, crossing rivers like the Canadian, facing cattle rustler’s or just the elements of nature was grueling. One of the joys was gathering around the chuck wagon. Often while getting organized at sunrise, there was hilarity when one of wranglers raced through the camp. This time disastrous as one horseman caught the wagon wheel and went flying.