Trail Driver Cooking: Historic Foodways of the Western Trail

May 25 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Visitor Center

1701 N US Hwy 283
Albany  Texas  76430

Prior to the chuckwagon, cowboys relied upon mostly dried beef and biscuits stored in their saddle bags for food. However, when the cattle drives began, shortly after the Civil War, in order to get longhorn beef from Texas to distance markets, it became necessary to bring along a mobile kitchen so the drovers were well fed, enabling them to put in long hours along the trail. The chuckwagon, with its pantry stowed on back, became an absolute necessity, including the cast iron and utensils that came with it. Join us on the lawn of our museum on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 10am to 2pm as we demonstrate trail driver cooking. Samples will be provided, so come early if you want to fill your belly with food from the trail.