Cattle Drives and Trails

The activity of moving cattle as a herd, either for a short distance or over several hundred miles is referred to as a cattle drive. Drives were of major importance before cattle trailers and liners were invented, and these movements created major trails that were used by other herds that were moved to be sold for beef or to make their home on a newly found ranch. Questions on cattle drives and trails, both historic and current, can be found here.