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In Ninety-Six Ranch territory, cowboys are called buckaroos

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The Final Day Of the 1979 Fall Roundup on the Ninety-Six Ranch
October 7, 1979

To get the herd going in the right direction, the buckaroos rode to a site above the cattle, and then headed toward them down the hill. To drive the cattle from a thicket, they banged on tin cans or shook cans full of stones, always being careful not to cause a stampede.

At the end of the round up, any calves born during the summer were branded, and some of the cattle were sold. The remaining herd was kept in nearby pastures during the winter. In the spring, the new calves would be branded and turned out with the rest of the cattle to grow fat on the summer grass in the mountains. When fall rolls around again, the buckaroos head out after them once again.

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