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SOIL SURVEY OF TAYLOR COUNTY, TEXAS. 9
of which were used as open range for cattle and horses, no cultivated
crops being grown in the early days. Later sheep and goats were
grazed on this range, and still later some crops were grown in connection
with the live-stock industries. Prior to 1890 the principal
industry was the raising of cattle, horses, mules, sheep, and goats on
native pasturage, and crop production was of secondary importance.
About 1882, with the construction of the Texas
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Smith, William G.; Kocher, A. E. (Arthur E.), b. 1877; Rodgers, R. F. & Watkins, W. I. Soil survey of Taylor County, Texas, book, 1918; Washington D.C.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth19833/m1/11/: accessed February 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.