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A portrait of Joseph McCoy and his brother James McCoy. Joseph, a young cattle dealer from Illinois, induced Texas herders to drive their cattle to Abilene, Kansas. In 1871, increased settlement and sentiment against rowdy cowboys forced the trail drivers to move from Abilene to other towns, notably Newton and Ellsworth. Joseph McCoy remained involved in the cattle trade after the shipping center moved from Abilene.

Creator: Leonard & Martin
Date: Between 1870 and 1875

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Item Number: 212016
Call Number: B McCoy, Joseph *7
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 212016

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