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The Hereford Brand

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The Hereford Brand

The Hereford Brand has documented the history of "The Beef Capital of the World" since 1901. Hereford, Texas, has prospered since its September 1, 1898, founding through railroad and cattle booms, to a healthy ethanol-based economy. When first published by Frank Vanderburgh, the Hereford Brand served a population of 700 people. Now, The Brand represents a town of approximately 15,000 people.

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