By Cordia Duke,Joe B. Frantz
This ebook of recollections of previous XIT Ranch cowmen places on list the standard lifetime of the people who made the ranch run.
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Six Thousand Miles of Fence NUMBER ONE The M. K. Brown Range Life Series Six Thousand Miles of Fence IS THE FIRST BOOK TO BE PUBLISHED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS IN THE SERIES WHICH HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF MONTAGU K. BROWN OF PAMPA, TEXAS. HIMSELF A PANHANDLE PIONEER, MR. BROWN HAS LONG BEEN INTERESTED IN PRESERVING THE RECORD OF HIS REGION AND OF THE MEN WHO MADE IT. R. L. “Bob” Duke, the last XIT general manager to run cattle. The time is 1912. 6,000 Miles of Fence Life on the XIT Ranch of Texas BY CORDIA SLOAN DUKE and JOE B.
They were George Young, ‘Pope’ Carpenter, now dead, a man named McMiken, and myself. “One day I was riding a horse called ‘Cornstalk’ about two miles northeast of Endee when I jumped a big lobo wolf. I took down my rope and roped him. ” None of the hands has written more fully of his life on the XIT than J. S. Kenyon, who joined the ranch in the early summer of 1887. Although his narrative rambles considerably, its very discursiveness points up the variety of experience that many cowboys enjoyed.
Armitstead of Austin drew the maps. And finally I want to thank Miss Colleen T. Kain, who acted as a sort of subeditor, not only wielding an intelligent pair of scissors but assisting also in selection and organization of material, so that the cowboys did not trip all over their spurs as they sauntered through my mind and vision. J. B. F. * And then there is the case of Andy Jones, an XIT hand who told his daughter some of his ranching experiences. When she used part of this material in a story for her high school class the teacher commented that either Mr.