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Richmond, Texas: Cow Dipping Demonstrations

Outdoor 480-acre living history park with cattle, cowboys, pioneers, and chuck wagons Live cow dipping demonstrations at the dipping vat.

George Ranch Historical Park

10215 FM 762, Richmond, TX
George Ranch Historical Park. From Houston drive south on US Hwy 59. Exit at Grand Parkway/Hwy 99. Turn left (south) at the traffic light on to Crabb River Rd/FM 2759. The Park's main entrance is six miles down the road on the right.
Tu-Sa 9 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
$9 Adults, $5 Children, Kids under 4 - FREE
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Cow Dipping Demonstrations

George Ranch Historical Park is a 480-acre living history park tells the story of over 100 years of Texas history. Cattle, cowboys, pioneers, and chuck wagons abound.

There are couple of interesting "exhibits" in our 1930s area. We run a live cattle working demonstration with our cowboys. We also have a dipping vat - where we take the cows for a swim -- literally.

[Terri Stuart, 04/15/2008]

The "cow dipping" sounds interesting, mostly because we don't know why cows are dipped. Pre-slaughterhouse ritual? Exercise? Mammal antics, ala Diving Horse? No, don't tell us -- it'll just ruin it. Update: Susan has ruined it for us -- thanks. The dipping helps eradicate ticks which carry "cattle fever." The vat contains a pesticide mixture in the water...

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