In eastern Oregon (our "outback") stands the Peter French Round-barn. It's a very solidly built structure built by a cattleman who at the age of 25 drove a herd up here from California in 1871. He soon built his P Ranch to 800 square miles (give or take). This barn was for sheltering and training horses during the harsh winter months. French's buckaroos (what are called cowboys in other parts) worked hard, and undoubtedly they played hard as well. You can still find buckaroos in this region, working cows from horses as they did in the old west.