Trails, Rails and Cowtown Tales Vocabulary
A metal fence that is used to keep cattle from wandering out of a ranch area.
The famous African American cowboy who invented bulldogging.
The act of marking an animal’s hide for identification.
The trail that moved cattle between Abilene, Kansas and Fort Worth, Texas.
A wagon that carried food, supplies, and cooking equipment on the trails.
A cowboy who rides at the rear of the herd to keep it moving.
One who drives cattle or sheep.
A cowboy who rides to the side of the herd.
The city with the only registered cattle brand.
The artist whose sculptures depict the “wild rides” of cowboys.
A famous company that makes boots in Fort Worth.
Long-horned cattle of Spanish derivation formerly common in southwestern U.S.
A cowboy who rides at the front of the herd on a cattle drive.
A railroad at which traffic may start or stop.
The name of a group of horses that are used as reserve on the cattle drive.
The country where longhorns originated.
Used to pierce the side of a horse to get them to move faster.
A place where livestock are penned before they are slaughtered or shipped.
Swift and Armour
The meat packing company that was housed in the Stockyards.
Texas Pacific Railroad
The name of the railroad that caused Fort Worth to grow at a fast rate.
Texas Tick Fever
The disease that caused the cattle drive era to end in the Stockyards.
The cowboy in charge of all other cowboys and cattle on the trail drive.
Used to keep cattle from wandering out of cattle pens at the Stockyards.
William Jenkins Worth
Considered to be the “Father of Fort Worth”.
The cowboy in charge of the remuda.