Heritage, Volume 12, Number 1, Winter 1994 Page: 12
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As a whole, it has been estimated that 20 percent
of the workforce in ranching was black during
the late 19th and early 20th century period.
very limited, both he and his wife considered
an education for their children to be
all important. As a result, all four of their
children received college degrees. At least
one received an advanced degree, and the
three daughters became teachers. The son
looked after the cattle interests on the
Wallace was a member of the Texas and
Southwestern Cattle Ranchers Association
for more than 30 years. He cherished the
memory of the early cowmen of his area and
unhesitatingly gave them credit for his
success. He was held in high esteem by his
fellow citizens of Mitchell County. This
was evidenced by the fact that at the annual
meetings of pioneers of the area he was
called on to speak to the group. He always
told them of the pristine condition of the
cowman's paradise he had come to more
than 50 years before. That, of course, was
before barbed wire when there was running
water in wide fertile valleys and grass
covered hills. Some years ago, the Mitchell
County Historical Society erected a granite
monument to Wallace at his ranch.
Daniel Webster "80 John" Wallace left
this earthly range on March 28, 1939,
leaving a great legacy. That legacy of family,
land, and cattle lives on in his descendants
today, and some of them still
live on and operate his original holdings.
The feelings of all who knew and loved
Wallace were best expressed a few years
after his death by John M. Hendrix, a
former staff member of both the Texas &
Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
and of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce.
He stated, "I regarded 80 John
Wallace as one of the most outstanding
characters, regardless of race, color, or creed,
that I have ever known. He made a distinct
contribution to the range cattle industry of
the Southwest, and his many fine traits are
still talked of in the cattle centers of this
Alvin G. Davis is the recently retired executive
vice president and general manager of the
Ranching Heritage Association, Inc., and The
Endowment Fund for the Preservation of the
Ranching Heritage of America, Inc., at Texas
Tech University in Lubbock.
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