[Harry Buffington Cody]
“The next Spring, it was the Spring of '72, a big herd of sale beef was cut out of the roundup, and readied for the trail. To ready a herd for the trail, you road brand all the critters with and extra mark, like a six or a seven after or before the other brand. About the safe number of men were fingered for the drive as had been with the one I worked with the year before, and Red Watson was again made the trail boss. Bud cleveland was in charge of the [?], and a [Chinec?] cooky was in charge of the chuck wagon.
“We started the herd N., and met the same troubles as we had before, just as I said all trail drives met. There wasn't but one difference, and that was this time I was going N. at $35.00 a month because I'd been over the trail before, and Red Watson was the only other man in the outfit that had ever been up the trail.
“This time, we were five months getting into Hays City. As soon's Red got the beef handled, he and me again hit S. but most of these waddies went back without [tooting?] it up much. The few that stayed, really intended to have a good time. We worked