Texans didn’t find their money growing on trees, but they certainly found bovine gold roaming the countryside free for the taking. Easy money on the hoof presented incredible profit opportunities for many Texans if they could get herds to northern markets.

Collin County Cattlemen recounts the incredible true stories of this iconic period in Texas history presented by Randy Farmer, historian and author, at the Frisco Heritage Museum on Saturday, March 27, from 2- 3:30 p.m. in the museum’s Heritage Theater located at 6455 Page Street.

The State of Texas dominated the United States cattle trade during the boom years from 1865 to 1892, and many of the “Cattle Kings” of Texas got their start in Collin County. Learn about the cattle industry in Collin County, an early center of both legal and illegal cattle trade from the 1840s until 1874 when the Chisholm Trail opened further west.

The program is free with Museum admission. ($4 for adults; $2 for children, ages 5-18; or $8 for a family)