200 cows take over downtown San Diego streets in historic cattle drive

200 cows take over downtown San Diego streets in historic cattle drive

Pam Kragen

San Diego Union Tribune

Just after 7:30 a.m., a herd of 200 American Longhorn and Mexican Corriente cattle began making its way down Harbor Drive under the guidance of 48 cowpokes on horseback and a small but fast-moving fleet of herding dogs. The cattle drive, said to be first in 100 years in downtown San Diego, was organized by the San Diego County Fair, which opened its annual run Friday with a “Where the West is Fun” theme.

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