There is a long and rich history, culture, and legacy of cowboys in Texas. Black and Mexican cowboys were the original models that delivered the image of the Texas cowboy of today, through their legacy and historical experiences, which have undoubtedly shaped Texas history while simultneously serving as the propellers of the empowered Texas cowboys and ranchers of the modern era.
Once dominated by the Missions, Texas ranching shaped Texas, its history and environment.
The eight most notable Texas Ranches have played important roles in Texas History.
Cattle drives started in earnest after the Civil War.
Early-day Texas travelers had only four choices when they needed to get from one town to another walk, ride a horse, bounce along in a buggy or take a stagecoach.
It doesn't get any more Texan than this…
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