Yup, cowboys are still very much a part of Texas!
The trail drives only lasted from the end of the Civil War, when returning soldiers rounded up cattle that had been roaming free on the plains and drove them to the railheads in Kansas, until the railroads were extended as far south as Texas around 1885.
Roughly 20 years.
Two decades that came to define the way the world sees Texans–our dress, our language, and our maverick lifestyle.
If you want to see a longhorn cattle drive, though, the Fort Worth Stockyards is the place to go!