Black Hills Roundup Cattle Drive a success
The Crago family, along with friends, crew and other members of the Black Hills Roundup Committee trailed 147 head of longhorn cattle right down the center of Belle Fourche Tuesday, July 2, 2019, to kick off the celebration week.
Roundup Committee Chairman Clay Crago said the cattle belong to his family, including him and his wife Chas, and his parents Cliff and Chris Crago.
About 25 riders were dedicated to keeping the cattle in line, and some outriders from the wagon train were also present to help if a renegade escaped.
Clay said that because of weather challenges, the plans for a longer cattle drive were thwarted, and the cattle and wagons began their trip at Belle Fourche Livestock, trailing about 4 miles to the rodeo grounds where some of the yearlings were used as stock in that evening’s ranch rodeo.