By Cordia Duke,Joe B. Frantz
This e-book of recollections of previous XIT Ranch cowmen places on checklist the standard lifetime of the people who made the ranch run.
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F. Those Who Remembered—and Recorded Pres Abbott J. M. Curry Nils M. Akeson Earl Davis J. W. 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.
The feeling of isolation also looms large in the reminiscences of Roy J. Frye. Working out of Yellow Houses headquarters between 1893 and 1898, he first rode line, greased windmills, and looked after fence. The next year he worked with the cow outfit, wrangling horses. But the winter he cannot forget was the one spent fifteen miles from the headquarters ranch: “I stayed in camp nine months by myself and sometimes I wouldn’t see anybody for eight or ten days. I looked after the cattle in that pasture, the South Pasture.
Lee Landers worked like this on the Rito Blanco Division for four years, riding line, bogging, plowing fireguards, rounding up cattle, haying, fighting fires, feeding cattle, and freighting supplies. “It fell to my lot to stack hay every summer when haying time came,” [he writes]. “The first summer I was on the ranch, in 1900, they poured it on me pretty strong, but in 1901 I had a little help. It was that summer I started the longest hay stack ever seen on the Rito Blanco Division. It measured seventy steps in length.
6,000 Miles of Fence by Cordia Duke,Joe B. Frantz