The Francklyn Land & Cattle Company

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The Francklyn Land & Cattle Company

A Panhandle Enterprise, 1882-1957

By Lester Fields Sheffy

An intensive study of a large Texas ranch, particularly of its business and financial aspects, in which the author has utilized many company records and firsthand accounts by the men who were engaged in the difficult task of establishing and maintaining a major cattle and land operation in wild, relatively isolated, semidesert country.

1963

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6 x 9 | 418 pp.

ISBN: 978-0-292-77776-7

An intensive study of a large Texas ranch, particularly of its business and financial aspects, in which the author has utilized many company records and firsthand accounts by the men who were engaged in the difficult task of establishing and maintaining a major cattle and land operation in wild, relatively isolated, semidesert country.

Preface
Bibliographical Note
Introduction: The Big Bonanza
1. A Kentuckian Visits Texas
2. Survey Difficulties in Northwest Texas
3. Fencing the Francklyn Range
4. Foundation Work on Francklyn Pasture
5. The Big Cattle Deal of 1883
6. The Francklyn Company Assumes Full Control
7. Colonel Groom Experiments with Cattle on the Texas Plains
8. One Hundred Miles of Indian Border
9. The Big Forgery of 1884
10. A Desperate Struggle for Cattle Markets
11. Headed for the Last Roundup
12. British Bondholders Take Over White Deer Properties
13. White Deer Lands Emerge from the Francklyn Wreckage
14. A New York Yankee Takes a Look at Texans and Texas
15. The Francklyn Foreclosure Suit
16. Cattle Controversies Ended by Foreclosure Sale
17. Ancient Grasslands and Modern Beef Production
18. Tyng Proves Agricultural Value of White Deer Lands
19. Boom Towns Boost Northwest Texas Lands
20. A Decade of Leasing White Deer Lands
21. More Water for White Deer Lands
22. Tyng Bids Farewell to White Deer Lands and the Panhandle
23. The White Deer Lands, 1903–1957: A Summation
Appendix: White Deer Lands Management (Tables of Organization)
Index