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Painter Family

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 11:00, last changed on 01/18/2020 - 10:29

Hereford Heifer

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The Painter was a prosperous ranching family in Colorado during the early 1900s. Even though ranching went into universal decline following a brutal winter in 1886, the Painter family remained successful due to equal parts luck, persistence, and scientific management of their cattle herds. They...

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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