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    Grant-Kohrs Ranch

    National Historic Site Montana

Cowboys and Cattlemen

Wide open spaces, the hard-working cowboy, his spirited cow pony, and vast herds of cattle are among the strongest symbols of the American West. Once the headquarters of a 10 million acre cattle empire, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site preserves these symbols and commemorates the role of cattlemen in American history.

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Did You Know?

Cowboys on horseback on the open range.

Cowboys came from many cultures. Some were Americans from the east, and others were immigrants from European countries. More than one quarter of all cowboys were African American.