By Cordia Duke,Joe B. Frantz
This publication of memories of outdated XIT Ranch cowmen places on checklist the typical lifetime of the people who made the ranch run.
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The Boss said, ‘Blue, what did you do in Amarillo? ’ I said they told the truth. “I learned to paint, freight, plow without a plow, drive six mules with one line. “I forgot to tell about running the mower—that was expensive experience learning a cowboy how to mow hay. I did not know how to get the sickle in the guards; so with Jo Anderson’s help we went to cutting the guards off with a cold chisel. We cut for one half a day and the boss, Mack Huffman, come to the camp. ’ He showed us in about five minutes how to raise it up and push the sickle in.
A Herd of Aberdeen Angus around a Windmill 30. Buffalo Springs Headquarters in 1898 31. After a Baptizing at Buffalo Springs, 1906 32. July 4 at the Channing Hotel 33. Cowboys Off Duty 34. A Study in Horse Psychology 35. A Dalhart Roundup 36. A Page from Colonel Boyce’s Tally Book List of Maps The XIT Ranch The XIT Country XIT Trails Six Thousand Miles of Fence “Land … none of them had ever seen” THE RANCH TEXANS IN THE 1870’s cherished the same illusions that they still cling to nearly ninety years later—that Texas should have the largest and greatest of whatever was worth the effort.
Armstrong A. L. Denby W. A. Askew L. L. Derrick J. S. Beasley Tom Dixon Bob Beverly Robert Dudley Jack Bradley Steve Dugger W. T. Brown Mrs. C. S. Duke Mabel Buckley Robert L. Duke Myrtle Buckley Gene Elliston Charles H. Burrus Ed Faubion J. H. Childress Walter Farwell Ina Chillcut H. Field W. J. Cook George Findlay S. R. Cooper Roy J. Frye Mrs. Will Corder G. E. Glidewell Fred Graven Mrs. Lydia Morris C. H. Hanbury Jim Oden Mack Huffman J. G. Owens Ed Jeffries W. W. Parks Worth Jennings Jake Pitts Bob Johnson W.
6,000 Miles of Fence by Cordia Duke,Joe B. Frantz