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Cattle being driven down Derby Loop Road, November 1989, for the Benton Land and Cattle Company. Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and technology. Photographer Mike Rawlings. Vail Trail, November 24, 1989, p.16-19.
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"The cowboys, mounted on well-trained horses, pushed the cattle down the road with snappy bull whips and the distinctive whistles, hoots and calls that ranchers have always used to keep the reluctant animals moving." Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and technology. Photographer Mike Rawlings. Vail Trail, November 24, 1989, p.16-19.
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Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and technology. Photographer Mike Rawlings. Vail Trail, November 24, 1989, p.16-19.
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"The eye-pleasing scene, as they moved 300 cattle down the Derby Loop road against a mountain backdrop including distinctive Dome Peak, W Mountain and King Mountain, probably varied little from cattle shipping operations a half century ago." Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and technology. Photographer Mike Rawlings. Vail Trail, November 24, 1989, p.16-19.
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Following cattle on the way to the Burns stockyard. Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and technology. Photographer Mike Rawlings. Vail Trail, November 24, 1989, p.16-19.
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Rollie Penfield, broker for the Superior Livestock Video Auction Compny, checks the scale to make sure it's working appropriately. Penfield, who lives in Rawlins, Wyo., has been working with the Burns Hole cattlemen for years. Everybody who rides up knows him." Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and technology. Photographer Mike Rawlings. Vail Trail, November 24, 1989, p.16-19.
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Wis Toomer in pens. "The efficiency of the operation is once again demonstrated as Wiss Toomer, acting as brand inspector, takes a look at each animal. A couple of unbranded calves are sorted out. Theyl'l be put back in the pasture with the cows, and ownership of the calves will be determined by whether or not a mother cow claims them, a time-honored method of identification." Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and...
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Rae Benton serving a tailgate lunch during the cattle drive. Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and technology. Photographer Mike Rawlings. Vail Trail, November 24, 1989, p.16-19.
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Tailgate lunch being served by Rae Benton and Mildred Toomer (on right) during the cattle drive. "At noon, more ranchers' wives drive up. Rae Benton and Mildred Toomer (Wiss' wife) each have a carload of lunch fixins. They're accompanied by Frieda Lowe, and Linda Rasmuson of Albuquerque." Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and technology. Photographer Mike Rawlings. Vail Trail, November 24, 1989, p.16-19.
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Sitting on a rail after the work is done. Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and technology. Photographer Mike Rawlings. Vail Trail, November 24, 1989, p.16-19.
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Herding the cattle through a series of pens, alleys, and gates, finally getting them in single file. Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and technology. Photographer Mike Rawlings. Vail Trail, November 24, 1989, p.16-19.
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A pair of authentic cowboy boots, photographed at the Burns stockyard pens. Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and technology. Photographer Mike Rawlings. Vail Trail, November 24, 1989, p.16-19.
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Lunch break at noon, prepared by the ranchers' wives. From left to right: John Benton, Jill Schlegel, Bill Schlegel, and Keith Scott. Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and technology. Photographer Mike Rawlings. Vail Trail, November 24, 1989, p.16-19.
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"Several observers comment that Jill Schlegel, the only woman working in the pens, is just as adept at handling the animals as most of the men. She grew up in Burns Hole (her maiden name is Wurtsmith), and ranching has always been a part of her life." Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and technology. Photographer Mike Rawlings. Vail Trail, November 24, 1989, p.16-19.
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Cowboys moving cattle in the pens at the Burns stockyard. Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and technology. Photographer Mike Rawlings. Vail Trail, November 24, 1989, p.16-19.
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Making sure the cattle all go in the right direction, Burns Hole cattle drive. Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and technology. Photographer Mike Rawlings. Vail Trail, November 24, 1989, p.16-19.
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Cowboys keeping the cattle moving toward the shipping yard. Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and technology. Photographer Mike Rawlings. Vail Trail, November 24, 1989, p.16-19.
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Working cattle in the pens. Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and technology. Photographer Mike Rawlings. Vail Trail, November 24, 1989, p.16-19.
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Getting closer to the shipping yards during the Benton Land and Cattle Co. drive, November 1989. Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and technology. Photographer Mike Rawlings. Vail Trail, November 24, 1989, p.16-19.
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"The shipping yards, located next to the Burns Post Office and within a stone's throw from the Colorado River, have been used since 1934." Heicher, Kathy. The Cattle Drive: Burns Hole cowboys mix tradition and technology. Photographer Mike Rawlings. Vail Trail, November 24, 1989, p.16-19.