The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 69, July 1965 - April, 1966 Page: 441
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The Range Cattle Industry in the Big Bend 441
leading the Elsinore's gentle stock into the mountains or running
off their fat and growth. Several times Townsend's hands chased
the trouble-makers back to the mountains, and several times the
Longhorns wandered down again. Finally, Townsend took his
pistol and rode into the mountains. All day he chased down
Longhorns and shot them dead. Some took as many as six bullets
before they died. By evening he had disposed of them all. Later
he recalled that "the last longhorns in the Big Bend were rubbed
out with a .45-otherwise, I guess, they would still be there,
leading Herefords in stampedes.""46
"Madison, Big Bend Country, iog-ixo.
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