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In Texas, Oliver Loving sets out on the first cattle drive into the Colorado Territory

Texas, 1857, zoomable map
08/29/1860
Oliver Loving, a Kentucky-born rancher in Texas and three other men drove 1,500 head of cattle to the Colorado Territory, the first such cattle drive ever attempted.  They wintered the herd in Pueblo and sold them for gold to the miners of booming Denver.  In the following years Loving partnered with fellow rancher Charles Goodnight driving Texas cattle to Colorado and New Mexico.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Frank White Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans (Chicago,IL: American Historical Society, 1916), 5: 2516-2517. 

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