The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903 Page: 204
204 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
REMINISCENCES OF C. C. COX.
In the last days of Feby 1856 I left Galveston for West Texas
and reached Seguin on the Guadeloupe River March 5th-traveled
by rail from Hamburg to Alleyton on the Colorado and from that
point to Seguin by stage. It was a wet spring in Texas and the
Roads as a consequence were in a frightful condition-Those who
have traveled by stage, from San Antonio to Houston in the winter
season will understand the discomforts of the ride I had just
made-I took quarters at the Magnolia Hotel-and finding the sur-
roundings so agreeable, I made that place my headquarters, while
prospecting the Country for a stock ranch.
Here I may as well state, if I have not already done so-that I
left Cala with the intention of going into a stock Ranch business
in West Texas in Connection with A C Hunter and it was to carry
into execution this purpose that I was now seeking a location-
Well the first step I took was the purchase of a saddle Horse-a
grey poney from the blue grass hills of Ky-owned by John Ire-
land-Gen. Ireland later on-
Well I rode from the Mountains to the Coast-and from the
Colorado River to 20 Miles west of the Nueces River-Sometimes
alone but generly with parties who had land to sell-Mr Sol John-
son of Lockhart, a friend and companion on my overland trip to
Cala and while in the diggings-took me on an extensive trip on
the upper Guadeloupe San Marcos and Blanco Rivers-and Mr
Chas Stewart of Seguin accompanied me mostly on my excursions
to the south and west-Of course I saw many beautiful and valua.
ble places and great areas of country, that were suitable for the
purpose I had in view-and that were offered at reasonable rates,
but I had not yet found the tract of land and the conditions that
my exacting fancy had pictured until I reached the Nueces River
-When on the West bank of said stream about 45 miles above
Corpus Christi-I found the place and the only place that answered
my expectations-The tract contained I of a league, had 2 miles
front on the River-about 400 acres valley land and the remainder
Here’s what’s next.
Show all pages in this issue.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Periodical.
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903, periodical, 1903; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101028/m1/208/ocr/: accessed September 26, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.