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THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE XIT RANCH

Published July 3rd, 2018 by Frontieradmin

Mrs. T. V. Reeves THE EARLY and middle nineties saw the last of the great trail herds of Texas following the long road to northern pastures and northern markets.  ...
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BEN DRAKE'S EXCITING LIFE ON THE RANGE

Published November 10th, 2017 by Frontieradmin

Cora Melton Cross Frontier Times Magazine, January, 1928 TRAILING cattle to Northern markets had passed from the embryo stage to a profitable business venture between 1866 and 1871—the year Ben Drake ...
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Adventures on the Cattle Trail

Published May 13th, 2017 by Frontieradmin

A. Collett Sanders, Littlefield, Texas, I will give a short sketch of my life as trail boss from the '70's up to the end of the trail driving from Texas ...
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Riding the Ranges in the Seventies

Published April 6th, 2017 by Frontieradmin

From J. Marvin Hunter’s Frontier Times Magazine, July, 1924. Riding the ranges and following the trails in the days when the Texas longhorns were driven "north of 36" ...
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Riding the Ranges in the Seventies

Published April 6th, 2017 by Frontieradmin

From J. Marvin Hunter’s Frontier Times Magazine, July, 1924. Riding the ranges and following the trails in the days when the Texas longhorns were driven "north of 36" ...
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Ab Blocker Tells About Trail Driving Days

Published March 18th, 2017 by Frontieradmin

From Hunter’s Frontier Times Magazine, October, 1927 A MAN of the great outdoors, Ab Blocker; sun-browned his face, and written in with evidences of human contact in the wide ...
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SWIMMING CATTLE ACROSS THE CANADIAN

Published March 7th, 2017 by Frontieradmin

From Frontier Times Magazine, April, 1941 By Ira Aten In 1898 there were three divisions of the XIT ranch lying south of the Canadian River—the Escarbada No. 5, Spring Lake No. 6, and ...
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MY EXPERIENCE ON THE RANGE AND ON THE TRAIL

Published January 24th, 2017 by Frontieradmin

Written by A. Huffmeyer, San Antonio. From Frontier Times Magazine, April, 1924 The subject of this article was born in Kendall County, Texas, on a farm on the Guadalupe River, November 25, 1855. ...
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An Old Trail Driver Talks About Early Days

Published January 15th, 2017 by Frontieradmin

By Cora Melton Cross Wm. Simpson has been a resident of one county in Texas for forty-seven years and according to his idea, "there's no better place on ...
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A TRYING TRIP ALONE THROUGH THE WILDERNESS

Published January 13th, 2017 by Frontieradmin

By Samuel Dunn Houston, San Antonio, Texas From FRONTIER TIMES Magazine, March, 1924 In 1879 I went from Southern Texas with a big herd of cattle to the northern market, Ogallala, Nebraska. ...
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TELLS OF TERRIBLE STAMPEDE

Published January 5th, 2017 by Frontieradmin

From Hunter’s Frontier Times Magazine, December, 1934 DID YOU EVER see a herd of cattle that were stampeding!. If not, no pen can truly picture to you the danger ...
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TRAIL HERD TRIBULATIONS

Published January 5th, 2017 by Frontieradmin

From Hunter’s Frontier Times, May, 1948 The trail driving period began in 1866 and continued until about 1886. During the twenty years following the opening of a cattle market at Abilene, ...
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Recollections of a Texas Cowpuncher

Published April 13th, 2016 by Frontieradmin

R. M. Stephens, Irving, Texas, I was very much interested in C. C. Bell's article in The News of May 3. I too, am from Missouri and was ahead of Mr. ...
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THE THRILLING ADVENTURES OF A TEXAS COWBOY

Published January 16th, 2016 by Frontieradmin

G. W. Mills From J. Marvin Hunter's Frontier Times Magazine, January, 1951 My father and mother were both born in Somerset, State of Kentucky. I first saw the light of ...
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BLAZING CATTLE TRAILS THROUGH TEXAS AND INDIAN TERRITORY

Published January 6th, 2016 by Frontieradmin

By Frank Canton of Edmond, Okla. From J. Marvin Hunter's Frontier Times Magazine, June, 1947 Following the Civil War a revival of the cattle business was swifter than that of ...
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SHANGHAI PIERCE - COLORFUL COWMAN OF TEXAS

Published January 1st, 2016 by Frontieradmin

From J. Marvin Hunter's Frontier Times Magazine, February, 1951 "Shanghai" Pierce, pioneer Texas cattleman, who erected a monument to himself on the theory that if he did not ...
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THE LX RANCH IN TEXAS

Published December 31st, 2015 by Frontieradmin

By Margaret Sheers From J. Marvin Hunter's Frontier Times Magazine, February, 1952 The LX Ranch had its beginning not on the grassy plains of Texas, but on the Arkansas near ...
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An Airplane Trip Over the Chisholm Trail - By T. U. Taylor, Austin, Texas.

Published December 14th, 2014 by Frontieradmin

[From J. Marvin Hunter’s Frontier Times Magazine, August, 1939] (Following is a travelogue given by Dean T. U. Taylor at the Bandera County Old Settlers Jubilee at Frontier Times ...
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The Trail Boss Passes On

Published November 17th, 2014 by Frontieradmin

GEORGE W. Saunders, aged 79, pioneer cattleman of Texas, died July 3rd, at 11:30 a. m. at his home in San Antonio. He had been in failing health for nearly a year. ...
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George W. Saunders Rasps Critics of the Pioneers

Published November 17th, 2014 by Frontieradmin

[From J. Marvin Hunter’s Frontier Times Magazine, April, 1924] The Texas pioneers, the Texas ranchmen, the Old Trail Drivers—their great achievements and traditions—have been besmeared ...
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