The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

earlier articles into book form, "not ... because they have any
special historic value, but ... solely for my own use and satis-
faction, and for interested friends" whose requests stimulated
the project. The compilation is of great value, however, for it
brings together many of the writings of a historian who devoted
his life to a first hand study of West Texas and its cattle industry.
The opening essay, "The Supreme Requisite to National Suc-
cess," written as a college sophomore for the Southwestern Uni-
versity Magazine (May, 1909), is a plea for Christian ideals in
the relations between nations. From The Cattleman (March,
1926), was taken "Cowboys of The Days of The Longhorn," an
early effort to establish a true concept of the cowboy separate
from legend. A "History of Purebreds In The Southwest," from
The Cattleman (March, 1928), discusses the experiments of
ranchmen with Hereford, Shorthorn, and Angus cattle to find
the best type to cross with Longhorns. Reprinted from The Cat-
tleman (March, 1929), is "The Lobo As A Factor In the Cattle
Industry." The article concerns the destructive nature of lobo
wolves and the efforts made to destroy them. "British Capital And
The Cattle Business," originally published in The Cattleman
(March, 1930), outlines the tremendous investments of British
capital in the Southwest during the years 1876-1885, when it was
most needed to develop the cattle industry after the Civil War
and Reconstruction.
From the Panhandle-Plains Historical Review (October, 1930),
was taken a study on "The Experimental Stage of Settlement In
The Panhandle." The article concerns the transition from ranch-
ing to a combination of ranching and agriculture in that area and
covers the problems of settlers, land ownership, choice of crops,
and the influence of railroads and newspapers on the rate of
settlement. "Old Mobeetie-The Capitol of The Panhandle,"
reprinted from the West Texas Historical Association Yearbook
(1930), details the history of one of the Panhandle's oldest and
most historic towns, from its founding near Fort Elliot in 1875
to 1890 when it finally and completely was bypassed by the rail-
roads. An essay on "The Spanish Horse On The Great Plains,"
originally published in the Panhandle-Plains Historical Review
(October, 1933), outlines the effect of the Spanish horse on

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