Tuesday, February 25, 2020


From: "Barb Weismann" barbgal@drizzle.com

... Do you have any photos of oxen being used on either end of the Transcontinental railroad? There are very few references, yet Laura Ingalls Wilder painted a picture of them [Ox] being used extensively, if I remember right, in the Silver Creek book. I have not gone back to search this book and they say she never saw this in person. I research the Alta California cattle industry. Thousands of oxen were used up to 1849 for traction. ...

—Barb Weismann