Written and Illustrated by James Rice
Texas Jack, sees that millions of Longhorn cattle roamed the vast plains of Texas after the end of the Civil War. To sell the cattle, cowboys had to round up, brand and move a herd numbering up to 5,000 cattle to markets 1,000 miles to the north. This is what they call a cattle drive. Along the way they encountered flooding rivers, fierce dust storms, thunderstorms, and Indians. But Texas Jack sees the job had to be done and the cowboys loved their way of life so the trail drives went on and on.