by Warren, John Lynwood; Colquet Warren (Tom Bean)
Matador, Texas: Self-Published, 1952. Quarto. Illustrated by John L. Hoonsman, 35 leaves, printed by mimeograph in 1952 and one of few bound in hardcover. John and Colquet [Colquitt] Warren examined the records of the five counties (Cottle, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, and Motley) where the scattered records of the Matador Ranch were located. They covered the period from the beginning to the liquidation of the Matador Land and Cattle Company on August 24, 1951 with a nice map of the five counties and illustrations drawn by John L. Koonsman. It shows the varying cattle and horse brands. The author's searched the earliest records to 1928 and show the criminal thefts which were relatively few. From the earliest accounts of other cowboys to the rise of the now ghost town Teepee City there is much fascinating material. The cowboy and his love for the horse, the importance of the chuck wagon, and the issue of water. One of the best first hand accounts of the workings of the ranch owners who avoided through management and prevention the range wars others experienced.
(Inventory #: 025439)
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