Joan Wells- Up the Nebraska Cattle Trail and Songs of the West

In 1867 and with a surplus of cattle in Texas, cattle drives brought hundreds of thousands of cattle to Nebraska. Herds were gathered near San Antonio, Texas and driven up the Western Trail to Ogallala, NE. During these four month long drives cowboys would pass the time singing about life on the trail to calm the cattle at night. Joan Well and Kris Simon tell about the cattle drives and the origin of western music while singing the songs of the early day cowboys.

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Friday, April 27th at 2:30PM

to hear this great presentation!


This presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the Sandhills Care Center as part of the HN Speakers Bureau.