Tx history 21.3

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Tx history 21.3

  1. 1. Chapter 21: The Cattle Kingdom Section 3: Ranches, Rangers, & Cowboys
  2. 2. Ranching in South Texas • Cattle Kingdom— ranches on the open range from Texas toBEVO—it’s what’s for dinner! Canada
  3. 3. Ranching in South Texas• King Ranch —very important South Texas ranch King Ranch is located in Kennedy County
  4. 4. Ranching in South Texas• More than one million acres at one time• Presently 825,000 acres• Larger than state of Rhode Island
  5. 5. Ranching in South Texas•The owners of King Ranch donated land for the towns of Kingsville & Raymondville
  6. 6. Ranches in the Panhandle • Removal of Indians opened up Panhandle to ranching • Grass & flat open land good for cattle ranching • Ogallala Aquifer provided water
  7. 7. Ranches in the Panhandle• Farming in the Panhandle expanded after the appearance of windmills. Windmill
  8. 8. Ranches in the Panhandle • John Adair & Charles Goodnight established the JA Ranch in Palo Duro CanyonCharles Goodnight
  9. 9. Ranches in the Panhandle• XIT Ranch—Panhandle ranch bought for the cost of a new state capitol in Austin
  10. 10. Ranches in the Panhandle• Covered 3 million acres• Almost the size of Connecticut• 150,000 cattle
  11. 11. Ranchers & Cowboys • Bose Ikard —African American trail driver & rancherBose Ikard
  12. 12. Cowboy Culture• Cowboy Culture popularized in America by inexpensive novels that glorified cowboy life.
  13. 13. Cowboy Culture• Myth: cowboys lived fearless, happy, & worry free lives roaming through rugged but gorgeous landscapes• Fact: faced many dangers, worked long hours, and received little pay

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