[Cow and Four Buffalo Calves]

One of 3 photographs in the series: Reintroduction of Buffalo available on this site.


Photograph of a cow with four buffalo calves in a pen.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm.

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Wallace, Sally Brittingham 1948~.


This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2009 and one other and was provided by Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 127 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.


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Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

Lambshead Ranch, one of Texas' most historic cattle ranches, is still owned and operated by the direct descendants of Judge J.A. and Sallie Reynolds Matthews. The Reynolds and Matthews families were pioneer ranchers and trail drivers who arrived in East Texas in the 1850s.

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Photograph of a cow with four buffalo calves in a pen.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm.


"As part of his ongoing wildlife conservation and historic preservation initiatives, Watt Matthews had buffalo calves from the Reynolds' X Ranch in Kent, Texas, brought to Lambshead to create a small herd. In Interwoven, Sallie Reynolds Matthews described the hills “brown with bison”. As part of their Indian removal program, the U.S. Cavalry managed the extermination of plains bison in the 1870s. Watt’s friend Mule Stover brought the calves to Lambshead in the back seat of his Buick."

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Rescuing Texas History, 2009

Photographs, oral histories, artwork, letters, and more. These more than 5,000 items give a glimpse into the diverse people that have called Texas home over the years. Funding provided by the Summerlee Foundation.

Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

These photos showcase ranching history, ranching practices and changes in the land. Lambshead Ranch is still owned and operated by descendants of its original settlers.

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  • 1948~

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Dec. 8, 2009, 5:07 p.m.

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  • July 11, 2012, 11:41 a.m.

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Wallace, Sally Brittingham. [Cow and Four Buffalo Calves], photograph, 1948~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65626/: accessed February 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch.