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The Long Drift
by Sam Brown
As the tiny Western towns exploded with settlers, the days of open range and the great cattle drivers were shuddering to a close. Casey was torn between the desire to put down roots and his love of cowpunching--going from one job to another in pursuit of something he couldn't quite pin down, something he called the Long Drift.
Published by Walker & Company
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The West in the late 1880s is still full of cattle and cowpunchers. Casey Wills is one of the better ones. He and his pals drift from place to place branding and moving cattle, taming horses and enjoying an occasional break in town. Casey is a bit more concerned about where his life is going than the average cowboy. And he is aware that the West is changing with farmers and towns popping up everywhere on the prairie. He dreams of a place near the bend of a river where he can settle down. He gets ...more