“Cattle drives were the economic generator that could not be matched by anything else,” said Jim Gray, Kansas cowboy historian and rancher. This cattle drive in 2011 marked the 150th anniversary of Kansas statehood.
“Cattle drives were the economic generator that could not be matched by anything else,” said Jim Gray, Kansas cowboy historian and rancher. This cattle drive in 2011 marked the 150th anniversary of Kansas statehood. File photo The Wichita Eagle
“Cattle drives were the economic generator that could not be matched by anything else,” said Jim Gray, Kansas cowboy historian and rancher. This cattle drive in 2011 marked the 150th anniversary of Kansas statehood. File photo The Wichita Eagle

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