Thursday, November 24, 2011

Buffalo Hunting

Did passengers on the Central Pacific Railroad shoot buffalo out the windows of the train?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, wrong railroad, the Central Pacific Railroad route is in California, Nevada, and Utah – far west of the great plains where the buffalo roamed.

Also, shooting out the window of a train is not an effective way to hunt because the train is moving and a railroad is very very long and very very narrow, and the great plains are huge, so the buffalo are mostly someplace else.

11/24/2011 9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Bison are a great example of the tragedy of the commons. Thirty million of them once roamed in America. But because no one owned them or rather everyone owned them, Indians and white settlers kept hunting them until they were nearly extinct. The buffalo herd went from 30,000,000 to 1,000. But, good news! – they have made a comeback now because people own them." John Stossel

11/24/2011 10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Art on Edge: Dances with Buffaloes by Bruce Cole, December 18th 2011, Hudson Institute

[Courtesy Google Alerts.]

12/18/2011 9:55 AM  

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