Turtle Soup: Cattle Drives
February 7, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFeed your mind and your belly with Turtle Soup, featuring a presentation on historic Black Hills figures or events and a bowl of soup provided by Angel’s Catering.
This week, Richard Kaan presents, "Cattle Drives."
How did cowboys move millions of Texas longhorn cattle to eastern markets and northern prairies? They needed to master special skills like gathering, taming and herding.
Take a look at the people and places touched by the dangerous yet romantic expansion of the American West. Kaan connects political, cultural and economic events from stagecoach holdups to gold mining and the physical evidence left behind.
Kaan is a scholar with the South Dakota Humanities Council Speakers Bureau and has several degrees from Chadron State College, including a master’s in business administration.
He grew up on a ranch south of Lusk, Wyoming - a “cowtown” during the peak of the cattle trails in the 1880s. Nearby, you’ll see ruts from the Texas Trail, where tens of thousands of Texas Longhorn Cattle made their way north.
Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, half-off for members. Call 605-394-6923 to reserve tickets.
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