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Chisholm Trail 150


Series #8

Posted on 01/20/2009

The Texas Live Stock Journal for Saturday, December 1, 1883 announced, “It is reported that Capt. Richard King, who is engaged enclosing a new pasture along the Gulf coast and lower Rio Grande, has fenced, or is fencing in, about fifty small land owners, nearly all Mexicans. The pasture will embrace 137 leagues…The fence enclosing this pasture is eighty-three miles long, extending from the corner of Capt. Kennedy’s pasture to the Arroyo Colorado, two miles above what is known as Barton’s ferry…

Bill Benson – Executive Director