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Beef Industry on the Colorado Plains

Added by yongli on 06/15/2021 - 14:47, last changed on 06/15/2021 - 14:47
Colorado’s beef industry traces its roots back to the latter half of the nineteenth century, when cowboys drove cattle across the plains in some of the most iconic imagery of the American West. However, the state’s modern beef industry did not begin until after World War I , when stock raisers...

The Great Die Up

Added by yongli on 02/16/2021 - 13:40, last changed on 03/19/2021 - 01:07
“The Great Die Up” is one of three nicknames for the winter of 1886–87, when hundreds of thousands of cattle across the Great Plains died in harsh weather. The event changed the cattle industry forever, ending the practice of open-range grazing. Ranchers also called this weather event “The Big Die-...
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