A Tough Time For The Drovers
During the time of the Civil War the Trail was rarely used but at the end of the war, Texas had a surplus of cattle and in 1866, pressure for trailing caused that an estimated 200,000 to 260,000 longhorns to be taken north. Many of the drovers were successful in their sales and some went for as much as $60 a head but others faced hostile farmers where outbreaks of Texas fever thought to be brought in by the cattle brought anger and barring of the drives in some places. Fines were implemented of up to $1,000 and herds were either impounded or killed.
Dr Peppers/Seven UP Ballpark
Even if you’re not a baseball fan, this complex it worth taking a look a. The new Dr Pepper/Seven Up Ballpark is the home of the Frisco RoughRiders baseball team. The park opened April 3rd, in time for the 2003 season at a cost $22 million. It actually reminded me more of an English cricket ground with the style of the buildings which is very different to the usual style of American ballparks. Really a very nice venue. This was my first time at a baseball game and what a nice venue to do it at.
Park Curator And All
Craig Hall set aside $10 million for the art which is displayed in and around the buildings in the park. He also included pieces from his own private collection. The park set aside 4 acres for these sculptures and is the only office development in Texas which comes with a curator.
Hours: Exterior collection open daily dawn to dusk; interior art open weekdays 8:00am to 6:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am till noon
Cowboys and traditions in Texas
This is outside a shopping mall in Frisco.
There are sculptures everywhere of cows and longhorns and cowboys, which used to roam these lands before I got here :-)Related to:
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