Photos from the Great Florida Cattle Drive ’16

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Every 10 years, hundreds of men, women and children take part in one of the most Floridian of living-history experiences, called the Great Florida Cattle Drive. They travel from near and far with their horses, trailers and gear to take part in the experience, during which they drive 500 head of Florida Cracker cattle – one of the oldest and rarest breeds of cattle in the country, directly related to livestock brought to Florida in the 1500s by Spanish conquistadors – 60 miles from St. Cloud to Kissimmee. They do it the old-school way – they ride horseback or in wagons the whole way, they camp in tents and they eat their meals around a campfire. Many bring their kids along for the experience.

Read our complete story on the cattle drive here. 

01/30/2016 | Photos by Willie J. Allen Jr.