Welcome to the website about the Seagoing Cowboys!
Copyright 2008 by Peggy Reiff Miller
All rights reserved
Site updated 4/13/14
They were students and farmers, bankers and preachers,
laborers and teachers.
They were Brethren, Mennonite, Catholic;
Protestant, Amish, unchurched.
Some sought adventure,
some sought to serve people
whose lives had been torn apart by war,
some wanted to see firsthand
what they had only read about or seen on film.
I've been researching, writing about, and documenting the
history of the seagoing cowboys since 2002; and I'm happy
to be able to share this history with a wider audience here.
If you have questions or comments as you read these pages,
feel free to send me an email through the Contact the Author
page. I will continue to add new information to the site as I
process the materials I have collected. I invite you to come
back often to see what's new.
I hope you find this history as fascinating as I do.
~Peggy Reiff Miller .
Logo photo by Elmer J. Bowers
Photo courtesy of Harold Zimmerman
S.S. Alcee Fortier | Nov. 1945
Photo courtesy of Guy Buch
S.S. Queens Victory | June 1946
Photo courtesy of Wilbur Stump
S.S. Zona Gale | April 1946
They were the seagoing cowboys:
Men and boys who volunteered to tend the livestock
shipped to war-devastated countries after World War II
by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
and the Heifer Project.
This website is dedicated to telling their story. In these pages,
you will find information about the seagoing cowboys, the
organizations for which they worked, their trips, and more.
Site by Abbie L. Miller
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