Joseph McCoy

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Joseph McCoy

A cowboy remembers the days of the great cattle drives, and the transformation of the western plains into a cattle kingdom.

--Born in Sangamon County, IL- Originator of the Abilene Cattle Trail - Founder of Cattle Trade in Kansas

Joseph McCoy1837-1915

Abilene Trail

"The Real McCoy"

Cattle Drive

An overage of longhorns in Texas caused their value to be only three to four dollars a head (one longhorn). In cities like Chicago they were worth $30 to $40 a head.

Map of the Cattle Drive


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