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Western Word of the Week - Railheads - #WesternWordoftheWeek


Welcome to our Weekly Western Word of the Day...

Railheads - towns located at the "heads" of the railroad (at the end of the cattle drive) with facilities for loading cattle onto trains to be moved back East.

Also known as "cow towns".

By 1866s, lots of well-known railheads were in Kansas - Abilene, Wichita, and Dodge City to name a few.

The Cowboy Encyclopedia by Richard W Slatta; ISBN#0-87436-738-7

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