These silhouettes of a cattle drive are on a hill south of Hobbs, New Mexico and were created by Artist Brian Norwood.
There are 17 figures of cattle and cowboys on horseback.
Some of the figures are over 20 feet tall
The exhibit stretches for 400 feet!
Cattle drives from Texas started as early as 1857 and ended in the 1880's when barbed wire blocked the right of ways. And of course railroads extended to the south and west made this drive unnecessary.
The cattle drive moved at a pace of 12 to 15 miles a day and the cattle would gain as much as 33% as they munched their way north to the railroad in Kansas.
For more information on Artist Brian Norwood click here.
For fun facts about Texas cattle drives click here.
Oh I love Texas!!