WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A cattle drive down Main Street through downtown Wichita will be reminiscent of the state’s cattle heritage as Kansas celebrates its 150th birthday.
Kansas Livestock Association will drive 30 of the trophy longhorn steers as part of the Kansas Sunflower Parade on Oct. 8.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback plans to be on horseback ahead of the herd. Several KLA members will be among the outriders driving the longhorns in the parade, and a trail-drive era wagon will follow the cattle.
The longhorns come from a ranch in Woodward, Okla. The cattle have led large parades in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Greeley, Colo., and have been used in at least one movie.
The Sunflower Parade is part of the daylong birthday celebration in Wichita.