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Germany now paying forward assistance received after WWII

Beginning in 1949, the destination of many seagoing cowboys was West Germany. That year, the Heifer Project (today’s Heifer International) began shipments to Germany that would continue until 1961. 665 more words

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Seagoing Cowboys provide food for body and soul

January 7, 1946, the S.S. Charles W. Wooster, left Baltimore, Maryland, with 325 heifers on board. The cattle were on their way to help families in Czechoslovakia recover from the trauma of World War II. 262 more words

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Thank you, Seagoing Cowboys!

At this time of Thanksgiving, I have much to be thankful for as relates to my work:

First of all, I’m thankful for a supportive husband and family who give me the space and the grace to follow my passion of telling the seagoing cowboy story. 398 more words

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Activities of Heifer Project as seen from the Roger Roop Collection Farm, Part II

The Roger Roop family played an important role in the development of the Heifer Project that touched all of their lives, from Roger and Olive to their daughters Shirley and Patricia, and later baby Elaine. 745 more words

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Activities of Heifer Project as seen from the Roger Roop Collection Farm, Part I

In a box of Heifer Project founder Dan West’s materials in the Brethren Historical Library and Archives in Elgin, Illinois, is tucked away this undated report, likely given to the Heifer Project Committee circa 1947 or 1948, signed W. 508 more words

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The Roger Roop Heifer Project Collection Farm

As World War II ended in Europe in May 1945, shipping possibilities across the Atlantic became a reality for the Heifer Project. Hundreds of heifers were on hand across the country ready to be shipped to the east coast, and Roger and Olive Roop of Union Bridge, Maryland, saw a need. 393 more words

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The Brethren Service Center Serves and Is Served by Seagoing Cowboys

As noted in my post of May 22, many a seagoing cowboy and cowboy supervisor ended up spending time at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Maryland, while waiting on his ship to sail. 883 more words

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