Cattle Drive Thru Downtown Dallas
These bronze bovine sculptures commemorate nineteenth century cattle drives of the old west, in particular the Shawnee Trail. This trail was the eastern most route by which Texas longhorn cattle were taken to northern railheads. The trail passed through Austin, Waco, and Dallas until joining the Chisolm Trail in 1867.
Robert Summers of Glen Rose, Texas created the 49 steers and 3 trail riders. Each steer is six feet high. The entire sculpture is the largest bronze monument of its kind in the world.
While photographing this unique sculpture, I could almost feel as though I was right there in the middle of the past, the smells, the dangers, and the excitement.