Posts made in August, 2013

On the Pecos Trail, Part III (Maybe?)

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in cattle drive | 3 comments

It’s taken me a while to get to writing this portion of the trail because I keep hoping for a breakthrough, but as yet have not had one. One of the problems with following the Pecos/Goodnight/Goodnight-Loving Trail through Colorado is that there were several trails used over the years. In 1867, when Oliver Loving pushed ahead from Fort Sumner to Denver while Charles Goodnight returned to Texas to buy another herd, that year the trail came up through Raton Pass and basically followed I-25 to Denver. The next year Goodnight himself came through Raton Pass and pushed north from there,...

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