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The Francklyn Land & Cattle Company

The Francklyn Land & Cattle Company
A Panhandle Enterprise, 1882-1957

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.

Series: M.K. Brown Range Life Endowment, Number Three

January 1963
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$39.95
418 pages | 6 x 9 | illus. |
ISBN: 
978-0-292-77776-7
Description: 

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.

Contents: 
  • 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