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1st Aug '16 3:46:28 PM nombretomado
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* "Trail Boss, Matt Savage" was a strip that ran in ''Western Comics''. Matt Savage still occasionally appears in TheDCU.

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* "Trail Boss, Matt Savage" was a strip that ran in ''Western Comics''. Matt Savage still occasionally appears in TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU.
12th May '16 9:01:40 AM Morgenthaler
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24th Apr '16 9:53:53 AM Snicka
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In Real Life these were among the great risks to a ranch. They need to transport the cattle to make money, but if something goes wrong they could lose everything. Dangers include a stampede, [[TheRustler rustlers]], snakes, storms, flash floods, drought, etc. These days it's done to impress tourists; real ranchers use trucks.

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In Real Life these were among the great risks to a ranch. They need to transport the cattle to make money, but if something goes wrong they could lose everything. Dangers include a stampede, [[AnimalStampede stampede]], [[TheRustler rustlers]], snakes, storms, flash floods, drought, etc. These days it's done to impress tourists; real ranchers use trucks.
29th Feb '16 3:39:14 PM margdean56
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* In the book and movie ''Literature/{{Old Yeller}}'', one of the main plot point is that the father of the family has gone on a cattle drive, leaving his wife and two kids at home.

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* In the book and movie ''Literature/{{Old Yeller}}'', one of the main plot point points is that the father of the family has gone on a cattle drive, leaving his wife and two kids at home.
29th Feb '16 3:38:01 PM margdean56
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In Real Life these were among the great risks to a ranch. They need to transport the cattle to make money, but if something goes wrong they could lose everything. Dangers include a stampede, [[TheRustler rustlers]], snakes, storms, flash floods, drought, ect. These days it's done to impress tourists; real ranchers use trucks.

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In Real Life these were among the great risks to a ranch. They need to transport the cattle to make money, but if something goes wrong they could lose everything. Dangers include a stampede, [[TheRustler rustlers]], snakes, storms, flash floods, drought, ect.etc. These days it's done to impress tourists; real ranchers use trucks.
14th May '15 3:36:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* The first ''CitySlickers'' movie was set around some city guys temporarily joining a ranch and helping on the cattle drive, facing just about every stereotypical problem on the ways, plus a few others.

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* The first ''CitySlickers'' ''Film/CitySlickers'' movie was set around some city guys temporarily joining a ranch and helping on the cattle drive, facing just about every stereotypical problem on the ways, plus a few others.



* ''RedRiver'', also starring John Wayne.

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* ''RedRiver'', ''Film/RedRiver'', also starring John Wayne.



* Predictably, the 1951 western ''Cattle Drive'' featured one of these.

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* Predictably, the 1951 western ''Cattle Drive'' ''Film/CattleDrive'' featured one of these.
5th May '15 2:02:45 AM Morgenthaler
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A common plotline for a Western is the CattleDrive.

Ranches raise cattle, but then they need to get them to market. Usually the target is a town along the railroad, but occasionally the destination is somewhere else. A Western based on a CattleDrive is more likely to star plain old Working {{cowboy}}s as the stars, rather than using them as scenery.

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A common plotline for a Western is the CattleDrive.

cattle drive.

Ranches raise cattle, but then they need to get them to market. Usually the target is a town along the railroad, but occasionally the destination is somewhere else. A Western based on a CattleDrive cattle drive is more likely to star plain old Working {{cowboy}}s as the stars, rather than using them as scenery.



* In ''Film/BrokenTrail'', rather than cattle, the animals being driven are horses, but apart from that the storyline follows the model of the CattleDrive.

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* In ''Film/BrokenTrail'', rather than cattle, the animals being driven are horses, but apart from that the storyline follows the model of the CattleDrive.
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31st May '14 6:26:44 AM foxley
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Tomahawk}}'' #119, Tomahawk and the Rangers have to drive a herd of steers to besieged Yankee fort that is starving.
12th May '14 1:01:48 AM foxley
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* Many instances in ''ComicBook/TexWiller''.
12th May '14 12:48:43 AM foxley
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* ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'': Several episodes prominently had to do with cattle drives. A few others had it as a background plot to explain a regular character not appearing in an episode ("Ben's away on a cattle drive," for instance) or to set up the main plot, with the actual story focusing on one of the other Cartwrights and (usually) being something completely different.

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* ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'': Several episodes prominently had to do with cattle drives. A few others had it as "Trail Boss, Matt Savage" was a background plot to explain a regular character not appearing strip that ran in an episode ("Ben's away on a cattle drive," for instance) or to set up the main plot, with the actual story focusing on one of the other Cartwrights and (usually) being something completely different. ''Western Comics''. Matt Savage still occasionally appears in TheDCU.

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* ''Series/{{Rawhide}}'' was about a cattle drive.



* The novel ''Centennial'' by James Michener. It was specifically mentioned how much more hazardous this was than a normal cattle drive, because it was a mixed gender herd for a new ranch, this was late in the season, and they'd have to go through hostile Indian territory.



* The novel ''The Log of a Cowboy'' by Andy Adams is a fictionalised account of a cattle drive written by a former working cowboy.
* The characters from ''TheVirginian'' appear leading one of these in the tele-movie ''The Gambler Returns: The Luck of Draw'' which features cameos by cast members of many classic TV westerns.
* Stan Smith of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' dragooned his son and son's friends into a cattle drive ''through city streets'' in an effort to make them "more manly." HilarityEnsues, especially as Stan is more delusional than usual during the event (from eating some of the diseased cow-meat while Steve and his friends declined).
* The novel ''LonesomeDove'' features a cattle drive to Montana, and manages to include the obligatory stampedes, rustlers, snakes, flash floods, storms, wild Indians, etc... and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking having to eat grasshoppers]].



* Classic Australian film ''The Overlanders'', herding cattle halfway across the continent under the threat of Japanese invasion.
* A minor (and buggy) sidequest from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' has the player escorting a cattle drive that can run into anything from bandits and scorpions to Super Mutants with rocket launchers and miniguns.
* Predictably, the western "Cattle Drive" featured one of these.

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* Classic Australian film ''The Overlanders'', ''Film/TheOverlanders'', herding cattle halfway across the continent under the threat of Japanese invasion.
* A minor (and buggy) sidequest from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' has the player escorting a cattle drive that can run into anything from bandits and scorpions to Super Mutants with rocket launchers and miniguns.
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Predictably, the 1951 western "Cattle Drive" ''Cattle Drive'' featured one of these.


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* The novel ''Centennial'' by JamesMichener. It was specifically mentioned how much more hazardous this was than a normal cattle drive, because it was a mixed gender herd for a new ranch, this was late in the season, and they'd have to go through hostile Indian territory.
* The novel ''The Log of a Cowboy'' by Andy Adams is a fictionalised account of a cattle drive written by a former working cowboy.
* The novel ''LonesomeDove'' features a cattle drive to Montana, and manages to include the obligatory stampedes, rustlers, snakes, flash floods, storms, wild Indians, etc... and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking having to eat grasshoppers]].


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* Cattle drives feature prominently in several novels by Creator/JTEdson, including his first novel ''Trail Boss''.

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* ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'': Several episodes prominently had to do with cattle drives. A few others had it as a background plot to explain a regular character not appearing in an episode ("Ben's away on a cattle drive," for instance) or to set up the main plot, with the actual story focusing on one of the other Cartwrights and (usually) being something completely different.
* ''Series/{{Rawhide}}'' was about a cattle drive.
* The characters from ''Series/TheVirginian'' appear leading one of these in the tele-movie ''The Gambler Returns: The Luck of Draw'' which features cameos by cast members of many classic TV westerns.

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* A minor (and buggy) sidequest from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' has the player escorting a cattle drive that can run into anything from bandits and scorpions to Super Mutants with rocket launchers and miniguns.


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* Stan Smith of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' dragooned his son and son's friends into a cattle drive ''through city streets'' in an effort to make them "more manly." HilarityEnsues, especially as Stan is more delusional than usual during the event (from eating some of the diseased cow-meat while Steve and his friends declined).
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