The Wild West. By: Erika Liebel. The West. Cattle Trails. Moo. Boom Towns. Ranching. The Wild. Cowboys. L awmen. SaLoons. Outlaws. Texas Geography. Prairies & Grasslands. Desert. Mountains. Piney Woods & Grasslands. The Cattle. Spaniards in 1500 Texas Longhorn All Weather
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The Wild West By: Erika Liebel
The West Cattle Trails Moo Boom Towns Ranching
The Wild Cowboys L awmen SaLoons Outlaws
Texas Geography Prairies & Grasslands Desert Mountains Piney Woods & Grasslands
The Cattle • Spaniards in 1500 • Texas Longhorn • All Weather • All food • Little water
J.A. Ranch XIT Ranch Shoe Bar Ranch Matador Ranch King Ranch The Ranches
Cattle Trails • 1840-1880s • Transported cattle from ranch to market • Goodnight-Loving Trail • Where the “cowboy” originated • End of the cattle trails • Railroads • Barbed wire
Boom Towns • Towns flourish until industry dies • Cattle Trail stops • Railroad stops • People • Businesses
The Cowboys • Hard Life • Long days • The Myth
Saloons • Entertainment • Companionship • Trouble
Lawmen • Peacekeepers • Ex-gunfighters • Sheriffs • Texas Rangers • U.S. Marshals Texas Rangers
Outlaws & Gunfighters • Billy the Kid • Wild Bill Longley • Wild Bill Hickock • Buffalo Bill Cody
Review • Explain why the geography of Texas supported cattle ranching. • Why did the Texas Longhorn cattle adapt well to conditions in Texas?
Review (cont.) • Name two of the Big Ranches in Texas. • Who was the co-owner and founder of one of the big ranches and began the first cattle trail?
Review (cont.) • What is a “Boom Town”? • What industry caused the boom towns of the 1860’s – 1880’s in Texas?
Review (cont.) • Why did the geography of Texas support cattle trails? • What was the purpose of the cattle trails?
Review (cont.) • Explain the “Cowboy Myth”. • Describe the life of the cowboy in the 1880’s.
Review (cont.) • What role did the Saloons of the old west serve? • List the three levels of lawmen in Texas in the 1880’s. • What is a Texas Ranger?
Review (cont.) • Why do you think the outlaws & gunfighters existed for so long? • Which FAMOUS gunfighter is buried in El Paso?