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Taking a Quick GrazeMay 18, 1997

Name: Taking a Quick Graze While We're Still in Our Harnesses

Location: North Platte, Nebraska

Good feed and grass for the animals was important for pulling the heavily loaded wagons. When pioneers stopped for lunch or for any extended time they often unhitched their animals and let them graze in their harnesses.