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Historic ranches of texas lawrence clayton on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the concept for this book was to choose typical important ranches which for one reason or another had an impact on texas and the west clayton covers the daily way of lifetexas is know for many great things but the cornerstone of the state is its historic ranches many only a shadow of their former glory most have been divided carved up and the vast acreage sold off over the centuries these forever proud ranches captured the very essence of the spirit of the west bearing such famous names as king ranch 6666 xit and the pitchfork ranchin his book historic ranches of texas historian lawrence clayton wrote that a piece of land in east texas with good creek or river frontage can support a cow per acre in years of normal precipitation with that ratio clayton said a landowner could justifiably call only a few hundred acres a ranchhistoric ranches of texas s ss 4 texas almanac teachers guide the chuck wagon serves up chow to cowboys from the four sixes ranch this undated photo taken in king county is from the unt portal to texas history and the cattle raisers museum in fort worthhistoric ranches of texas text by lawrence clayton paintings by j u salvant this volume captures the best of ranching life in lovely watercolor paintings and an inviting text that traces the history and present day operations of twelve prominent ranches with deep roots in texas history

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