Cattle drive in Belle Fourche - KOTA Territory News

Cattle drive in Belle Fourche


Dozens of cattle ran the streets Wednesday taking people in Belle Fourche back to the old west.

The Black Hills Roundup says Belle Fourche used to be one of the largest cattle drive hubs in the Western United States. The Roundup recreated the cattle drive in downtown Belle Fourche to show people what it was like.

The heat didn't stop people from lining the sidewalks and part of the street to see cowboys and cowgirls drive the cattle, which had calves and big boys with large horns. "The Longhorn were a little scary, but we liked it," said Ellie Recatto.

But the horns didn't scare one little girl, who found them 'interesting.' "It was really fun, really exciting, and I had a really great time," said Olivia Kostecki. 

While only dozens of cattle were moved today, the Black Hills Roundup says back in the1800s, it was common for wranglers to move thousands of cattle to major rail heads like Belle Fourche.



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