cattle drives of David Shirk from Texas to the Idaho mines, 1871 and 1873 reminiscences of David L. Shirk, wherein are described his two successful cattle drives from Texas, in company with George T. Miller. His later experiences as a cattleman in eastern Oregon during the terrible depredations of hostile Indians and the range warfare with Pete French, from the original manuscript and related papers, now in the University of Oregon Library. by David Lawson Shirk

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Published by Champoeg Press in [Portland, Or.] .

Written in English

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  • Cattle trade -- West (U.S.),
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)

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StatementEdited by Martin F. Schmitt.
ContributionsSchmitt, Martin Ferdinand, ed.
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LC ClassificationsF594 .S56
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Paginationix, 148 p.
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6215667M
LC Control Number56059059
OCLC/WorldCa2627005

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11; United States Forest Service, "Range Appraisal. Demise of the Cattle Drives. Cattle prices increased fairly steadily from through As a result, the drive to Midwestern markets was the largest ever:Texas cattle were driven to Kansas alone. But inthe general economy was slack, and there were few buyers.

Shirk, David Lawson. The Cattle Drives of David Shirk from Texas to the Idaho Mines, Portland, Oregon, Champoeg Press, Some Texas trailing by a western Idaho cattle buyer. Smith, A. Morton. The First ioo Years in Cooke County. San Antonio, The Naylor Company, The Chisholm Trail in Cooke County, Texas.

Streeter, Floyd Benjamin. by David L. Shirk, Martin F. Schmitt The Cattle Drives of David Shirk from Texas to the Idaho Mines, and Reminiscences of David L. Shirk 65). Although the Bell account tells the story of the Texas-to-California trail herds well, and the recent volume of the Champoeg Press by David Shirks fills us in on the minor drives from Texas to Idaho (of the 's), we have had, unfortunately, no comparable Missouri-to-California journal in print to document the more northerly trail of the.

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Miller. His later experiences as a cattleman in eastern Oregon during the terrible depredations of hostile Indians and the range warfare with.

The following paragraph is a summation of information gathered from David L. Shirks book, "The Cattle Drives of David Shirk" published in by The Champoeg Press at Reed College, Portland, Oregon. During an Indian uprising in November Silas and a helper David L. Shirk were doing toll road maintenance work on a grade near what is now the.

The principal route the Texas ranchers took was the Chisholm Trail, named for cattle pioneer and trader Jesse Chisholm and extending from central Texas to the railhead in Abilene, Kansas.

The “end of trail” changed based on what towns sprang up in the wake of the railroad as it snaked its way across the country’s midsection. His journals were published in the book The Cattle Drives of David Shirk: From Texas to the Idaho Mines, and This rare book also describes his later life, establishing a large cattle ranch in the Steens Mountain region of eastern Oregon, and his subsequent range war with famed cattleman Pete French.

This is a scarce and collectible book. Between the Civil War and more than million Texas cattle were driven over it to Abilene, as well as to Wichita and Ellsworth, rival Kansas cattle towns along the trail.

This enormous traffic gave rise to contract drovers, who, for a fee (usually $1 to $ per head) walked Texas animals to market for their owners, large and small. When the California gold rush began inTexas ranchers organized cattle drives to provide food for the "Forty-Niners." The drives left from San Antonio and Fredericksburg and took a perilous six-month journey through El Paso to San Diego and Los Angeles.

The California cattle drives ended after the market there went bust in The Cattle Drives of David Shirk from Texas to the Idaho Mines, and Reminiscences Portland, OR: Champoeg Press, Spude, Robert L.

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The great Texas cattle drives started in the ’s because we had lots of longhorn and the rest of the country wanted beef. (We get beef from cattle.) From about to the mid's, our vaqueros and cowboys herded about 5 million cattle to markets up north while also becoming famous legends that made Texas proud.

TEXAS CATTLE DRIVE. A dispatch from Austin, Texas, says gentlemen largely interested in cattle who have just returned from an extensive trip through the ranches say that ninety-five herds of cattle, averaging twenty-five hundred each, will be driven out of the state this spring.

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Clementsville Teton Idaho 12 91 8 0 5 0 3 Driggs Teton Idaho 99 12 87 13 1 10 0 2 Felt Teton Idaho 89 12 77 8 0 6 0 2 Tetonia Teton Idaho 87 12 75 9 0 7 0 2 Victor Teton Idaho 62 2 60 16 1 13 0 2. Idaho population: 14, (a later census figure sh as Utah-Idaho border was not clearly established); Caribou gold rush in southeastern Idaho; Great Sheep Trials U.S.

Assay office and Idaho prison completed; Strike drives Chinese labor out of Owyhee mines. MORE INFORMATION: * About Old Idaho Penitentiary. Thus, there began the cattle drives to railheads in Kansas and to Cheyenne. As explained by Andy Adams () in the Preface to his work, The Outlet: At the close of the civil war the need for a market for the surplus cattle of Texas was as urgent as it was general.

Table Mines and prospects, Dillon 1°x2° quadrangle, Montana and Idaho [Note: Sites are plotted by site numbers on the maps. Commodities present are listed in. Many longhorn cattle drives from Texas to markets in Nebraska and Kansas took place between and One such trail known as the Western Trail went through what in now Vernon Texas in Cattle drivers Millett and Irvin came up through Wilbarger County and crossed a herd near Doans Crossing, so called after the establishment of the.

Frontier - Cattle Drive to Casper was released on: USA: 27 November What are the release dates for Alaska The Last Frontier - Cattle Drive. Texas has identified mines listed in The Diggings™. The most commonly listed primary commodities in Texas mines are Copper, Uranium, and the time these mines were surveyed, mines in Texas were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill hole—known as an occurance mine.

1 Texas has 24 prospect mines. 2 mines were in production. Idaho County, Idaho Mines. About the MRDS Mines Database: All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy.

It should be assumed that all mines are on private property. Idaho County, ID mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. US-Mining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in Idaho County, ID.

Strike drives Chinese labor out of Owyhee mines. Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation set aside by President Grant for the Coeur d'Alene and Spokane Indians. First railroad in Idaho: Utah Northern, to Franklin. Idaho's first daily newspaper, The Owyhee Daily Avalanche, issued at Silver City October Telegraph reaches Silver City.

See Strahorn’s Idaho Ter. The Virginia and Helena Post of Jan. 15,makes the output of the Idaho mines in $11, When Ross Browne made his report to the government on the gold yield of the Pacific states and territories he omitted Idaho, which had produced from $10, to $20, annually for 4 years.

Brown brought to Mount Idaho the first blooded Hereford cattle introduced into Idaho. They were driven by Lee Smith from Uniontown, Wash., the end of the railroad at that time. In the spring of John M. Crooks and Aurora Shumway became the pioneer stock company of Idaho and brought in a thousand head of cattle from The Dalles country in Oregon.

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