Texas History In Fort Worth: The Fort Worth Cattle Drive

Your teeth, smile, and oral health are important to your overall health, well-being, and self-confidence. Therefore, it is important to take care of your dental health. But, there is more to being healthy. Socializing, adventuring, and having fun is important for your mental and emotional health. Here at Dr. Huffstutler’s office, we are all about being healthy and well-rounded, and that’s why we love to encourage our patients to take advantage of, learn about, experience, and enjoy all our fabulous city of Fort Worth has to offer. There is so much Texas history here in Fort Worth and the Fort Worth cattle drive is a huge part of that history.

What is the Cattle Drive?

Nothing embodies Western heritage better than the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Every inch of the Stockyards tells the true history of Texas’s famous livestock industry, including the wooden corrals and the original brick walkways. Back in the day, drovers headed cattle up the Chisholm Trail to the railheads, and their one last stop for rest and supplies was Fort Worth, Texas. Beyond Fort Worth, they’d be crossing the Red River into Indian Territory. Between 1866 and 1890, drovers trailed more than four million head of cattle through Fort Worth, hence the nickname “Cowtown.” Fort Worth still holds a twice-daily cattle drive in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

When: 11:30 AM and 4:00 PM daily

Where: 130 East Exchange Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76164

The Fort Worth Herd steers can be viewed in their pens behind the Livestock Exchange Building on East Exchange Avenue before and after the cattle drives, and drovers are available before and after each cattle drive for photo-ops and questions!