Cowboy Cuisine

True West|May 2020

Cowboy Cuisine
In the cow towns at the end of the trail, cowboys left the beans and biscuits in camp and dined like city slickers.
SHERRY MONAHAN

It’s true that cowboys mainly ate beans, biscuits and beef along the trail, but after months of the same old grub, they longed for the end of the trail and a decent meal. Kansas cow towns are the best known because of the Chisholm Trail, but Colorado, Missouri, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Texas and Nebraska had stockyard cities as well.

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May 2020