about how many years did the glory days of the cowboy period last
In reality, the height of the cowboy era in Texas and other southern states lasted an extremely short amount of time, most likely around 15 years from 1865 to 1880. The cowboy period began with the development of large cattle drives through the territory that created an environment of nomadic tendencies, male dominated societies, and rampant alcoholism and gun violence. By 1880,
however, railroads had reached most areas of this territory, which made many of the cowboys of the region obsolete and unemployed, leading to the quick decline of the era. In short, the cowboy era of the United States lasted less than a generation, and in many cases has been whitewashed, embellished, and deeply altered for the modern American pop culture.