John Skimmerhorn hires R.J. Poteet to lead the difficult cattle drive from Texas to Colorado on behalf of Oliver Seccombe and the Venneford Ranch. Sixteen-year-old Jim Lloyd joins the drive along with cowboys Nate Person, a former slave, Amos Calendar, and Bufe Coker. Meanwhile, Hans Brumbaugh vows to never sell his land to Seccombe. Written by
Did You Know?
While the cowboys are in the stream Lasater tells a story about finding a hat on a trail from El Paso to Alamogordo. This trail drive is supposed to have occurred in 1868, but Alamogordo did not exist until 1898. See more
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