Texas Longhorn

Texas Longhorn American History Geography

This image depicts a Texas Longhorn.

“Texas Beyond History”—at the University of Texas, Austin—tells us a bit more about Longhorn cattle:

Longhorn cattle, a hardy hybrid of Spanish criollo stock and English cattle, thrived on the Texas plains and prairies, giving rise to the occupation known as "cow hunting."

Such cattle were able to “thrive” even after their Texas owners left the State to fight, for the Confederacy, during America’s Civil War.

When the surviving owners returned, they found their Longhorns had multiplied, significantly, giving them product to sell to buyers in the Northern and Eastern parts of America.

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Image online via University of Texas at Austin's "Texas Beyond History."


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