of individuals and foundations. The bronze steer project is 
appropriate to both the history of Texas and the western 
United States. The herd commemorates the Texas Trail 
Drive Era of the 1860s to the 1880s. Each of the steers is 
posed differently and wears the brand of its donor. The 
outdoor art project at the NRHC was initiated as part of the 
master plan for the museum and historical park. 

There also is a life-size sculpture depicting a working cowboy 
and his horse as they stop for a rest at a stream. It was 
donated by Red Steagall and friends. The fountain was built 
by Paul Nash & Associates to accommodate the sculpture.