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The Fort Worth Stockyards national historic district by Horace Craig
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A history of Texas told from the perspective of the developing of the city of Fort Worth out of a frontier fort and the Stockyards that became the core of the culture of Texas Cattle Ranching. The author includes an introduction to all the major ranch personalities, and covers the cowboy culture.

I was familiar with Many of these names. I grew up near the Santa Rosa Ranch, part of the original Wilbarger land, in the county named after one of the ranching pioneers and entrepreneurs who was involved in the development of the Stockyards of Fort Worth. The Santa Roundup is a huge annual rodeo held on the Wilbarger Ranch.

A history of Texas told from the perspective of the developing of the city of Fort Worth out of a frontier fort and the Stockyards that became the core of the culture of Texas Cattle Ranching. The author includes an introduction to all the major ranch personalities, and covers the cowboy culture. He has a very informative section on the major ranch brands.

The book begins with the story of the Chisholm Trail, over which millions of head of Texas cattle were herded overland about 400 miles from Fort Worth to Abilene, Kansas, before the establishment of the Fort Worth Stockyards. He has a very informative section on the major ranch brands.

The book begins with the story of the Chisholm Trail, over which millions of head of Texas cattle were herded overland about 400 miles from Fort Worth to Abilene, Kansas, before the establishment of the Fort Worth Stockyards.
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July 8, 2019 – Started Reading
July 9, 2019 – Finished Reading
October 19, 2019 – Shelved

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