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Longhorns, Legends, and Life on the Trail
January 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Thanks to western books and movies, we all have a good idea of how nineteenth-century cowboys lived and origins of the cattle they drove. Right? Maybe not. Historian and author Wayne Ludwig joins us this month to set us straight about the risks and rewards of life on the trail. We’ll also consider whether the cattle they moved north were really Texas Longhorns or just bovines with long horns? Don’t miss this chance to dig into the facts and explore the evolution of the legends surround the Texas cowboy.
Wayne Ludwig is a Fort Worth native, cattle trails historian, and author of The Old Chisholm Trail: From Cow Path to Tourist Stop. He created the Texas Cattle Trails History Group on Facebook, and is a member of Western Writers of America and the Academy of Western Artists. The Old Chisholm Trail was awarded the Elmer Kelton Book of the Year award by the Academy of Western Artists, and was named a finalist for the 2018 Most Significant Scholarly Book by the Texas Institute of Letters. Ludwig has been a guest speaker at various symposiums and historical association events and instructor for TCU Silver Frogs extended education.