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[Rodeo cowboy participating in the bull riding event]

Description: Photograph (copy) of an African-American rodeo cowboy. The cowboy is participating in bull riding. He is wearing boots, dark colored chaps with white fringe trim, light colored shirt (number pinned on left shoulder) and a straw cowboy hat. He has his left arm extended in the traditional bull riding manner. There are several cowboys standing/sitting on the wooden partitions in the background. Advertisement signs are visible above the top of the pens - one near center reads: "St. Pes Saddlery Pasadena" and the one on left "Swifts Plastic..".
Date: 1975 - 1980
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" letterhead]

Description: Letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" letterhead reads: "Roger B. Letz, Publisher P. O. Box 2386 Fort Worth, Texas 76101 Phone (817) 336-3611 July 6, 1971 Mr. Hilmar Moore, Manager Mamie E. George Ranch Richmond, Texas 77469 Dear Hilmar: It will be the George Ranch time to be featured in the cooperative Polled advertising page in our August 1 issue. I would suggest using something like "Headquarters For Polled Cattle Breeders Since 1932". You might also include a description of what you have for sale and a sentence such as "watch for our all-polled offering in the Pioneer Sale". We have a number of pictures on hand that could be used. I am sending two for your consideration, a group of young bulls and one of a herd sire which I think is Husky George 100. Please let me know what your wishes are in regard to the ad and return the picture you want to use. Sincerely yours, [signed] Roger Roger B. Letz" .
Date: July 6, 1971
Item Type: Letter
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[A magazine page clipping taken from "The Santa Gertrudis Journal"]

Description: A magazine page (23) taken from "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" dated July 1971. The page is in reference to a letter 2000.034.044a. The page shows an advertisement for breeders of �Polled Santa Gertrudis Cattle and lists Ranches and Farms that offer the sale of these cattle. Mamie E. George Ranch is listed in the bottom right corner of the page (23). In this particular article, the "Ballenger Farms" cattle were featured. The Ballenger Farm information was marked through with a black crayon.
Date: July 1971
Item Type: Text
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis bull taken in a pasture on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis bull taken in a pasture on the George Ranch. Barb wire fence directly beyond the haltered bull. Barns and buildings in left and right background. Automobile and storage tank in center left background. Trees in left background. Back of photograph written in blue ink: "George Ranch Sold at Mid Coast Sale Feb. 27, 1971 - $1425 to Dick Vesfar [?]".
Date: February 27, 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Black and white negative of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Morgan]

Description: Black and white negative of Mr. And Mrs. Fletcher Morgan. Mrs. Morgan, who wears eyeglasses, is wearing a short sleeved dress with a floral corsage on her left shoulder. She is wearing earrings, in her ears and a bracelet on her left wrist. Mr. Morgan, who also wears eyeglasses, is wearing a suit and tie. He has a carnation on his left lapel. He is wearing a watch on his left wrist and a ring on the index finger of his left hand. The couple is facing the camera; bodies turned to the right. Printed at top of negative "Kodak Safety Film". There is a number "4" written in the top right corner of the negative.
Date: 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Black and white negative of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Morgan]

Description: Black and white negative of Mr. And Mrs. Fletcher Morgan. Mrs. Morgan, who wears eyeglasses, is wearing a short sleeved dress with a floral corsage on her left shoulder. She is wearing earrings, in her ears and a bracelet on her left wrist. Mr. Morgan, who also wears eyeglasses, is wearing a suit and tie. He has a carnation on his left lapel. He is wearing a watch on his left wrist and a ring on the index finger of his left hand. The couple is facing the camera; bodies turned to the right. Printed on right edge of negative "Kodak Safety Film". There is a number "5" written in the top right corner of the negative.
Date: 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Black and white negative of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Morgan]

Description: Black and white negative of Mr. And Mrs. Fletcher Morgan. Mrs. Morgan, who wears eyeglasses, is wearing a short sleeved dress with a floral corsage on her left shoulder. She is wearing earrings, in her ears and a bracelet on her left wrist. Mr. Morgan, who also wears eyeglasses, is wearing a suit and tie. He has a carnation on his left lapel. He is wearing a watch on his left wrist and a ring on the index finger of his left hand. The couple is facing the camera; bodies turned to the right. Printed at top of negative "Kodak Safety Film 459". There is a number "3" written in the top right corner of the negative.
Date: 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Black and white negative of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Morgan]

Description: Black and white negative of Mr. And Mrs. Fletcher Morgan. Mrs. Morgan, who wears eyeglasses, is wearing a short sleeved dress with a floral corsage on her left shoulder. She is wearing earrings, in her ears and a bracelet on her left wrist. Mr. Morgan, who also wears eyeglasses, is wearing a suit and tie. He has a carnation on his left lapel. He is wearing a watch on his left wrist and a ring on the index finger of his left hand. The couple is facing the camera; bodies turned to the right. "Kodak Safety Film" is printed on the left top and bottom edge of the negative. "1" is written in the top right corner of the negative.
Date: 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Black and white negative of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Morgan]

Description: Black and white negative of Mr. And Mrs. Fletcher Morgan. Mrs. Morgan, who wears eyeglasses, is wearing a short sleeved dress with a floral corsage on her left shoulder. She is wearing earrings, in her ears and a bracelet on her left wrist. Mr. Morgan, who also wears eyeglasses, is wearing a suit and tie. He has a carnation on his left lapel. He is wearing a watch on his left wrist and a ring on the index finger of his left hand. The couple is facing the camera; bodies turned to the right. Printed on the left side of the negative "Kodak Safety Film". There is a number "6" written in the top right corner of the negative.
Date: 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Negative of Mr. And Mrs. Fletcher Morgan Sr. with children]

Description: Black and white negative of Mr. And Mrs. Fletcher Morgan (seated), Sr. with three children standing behind them. There is a little girl sitting on Mrs. Fletcher's lap. "Kodak Safety Film" is printed on the right edge of the negative. Written in top right corner "12".
Date: 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph centered on a Santa Gertrudis bull]

Description: Photograph centered on a Santa Gertrudis bull with "44" branded on right flank and an "S" brand on his right upper hip. The photograph was taken in a pasture on the George Ranch. Three other Santa Gertrudis cows beside the bull. Fence line in background. Written in pencil on back of photo: "600-7 6 5/16" x 3 1/2 " george Ranch SGJ 99R .10 1.65" Stamped in black on back "25". Stamped in green on back: The Cattleman 410 E. Weatherford Fort Worth, Texas File No. [in ink] 600 - 7".
Date: 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of a bull with a "0" branded on his back left leg]

Description: Photograph of a bull in a pasture on the George Ranch. The bull has a "100" branded on his left back hip and a "O" on his back left leg. The photograph of the herd sire bull "Husky George 100" is referred to in the letter 2000.034.044a. Tails of several cattle on left of photo. Cowboy on horseback in background. Trees in distance. Image is slightly blurred.
Date: 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis cow with Hilmar Moore]

Description: Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis cow with Hilmar Moore in the standing just beyond the Santa Gertrudis. The cow has two "O" brands on his back left leg/hip area and a "9" on his left shoulder. Moore, who is standing with his hands on his hips, is wearing boots, pants (hems tucked in boots), short sleeved shirt, and a straw cowboy hat. Stock pens and barn in background. Written on back in pencil "600-15". Stamped on back in green: "The Cattleman 410 E. Weatherford Fort Worth, Texas File No. [in ink] 600-15".
Date: 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of three cowboys on horseback in a stock pen with cattle]

Description: Photograph of three cowboys on horseback in a stock pen with cattle. Two of the men have been identified as Frank Silvas and Johnny Hudgins. The rear ends of three cows can be seen on far left of photograph. Wooden stock pen fence behind horses. Large oak tree just outside of the fence area. Small tin building, wooden fences, and trees in background. Written on back of photo in pencil: "600-2". Stamped on back in green: "The Cattleman 410 E. Weatherford Fort Worth, Texas File No. [in ink] 600-2".
Date: 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[A letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal"]

Description: A letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" as the letterhead reads as: "Roger B. Letz, Publisher P. O. Box 2386 Fort Worth, Texas 76101 (817) 336-3611 October 20, 1970 Mr. Walter W. Cardwell, Jr. P. O. Box 1018 Lockhart, Texas Dear Walter: Here are the pictures made at Kingsville. I have copies of them on hand here at the office so if you wish just call me collect about the copy for the next ad. I would suggest using the picture of the three men along with an announcement of the purchase of the highest selling polled bull in the history of the breed; along with a thank you to those who purchased Mamie E. George cattle at the Pioneer sale. I will use a picture of the bull editorially. Sincerely yours, [signed] Roger Roger B. Letz RBL/mm Encs."
Date: October 20, 1970
Item Type: Letter
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" letterhead]

Description: Letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" letterhead reads: Roger B. Letz, Publisher P. O. Box 2386 Fort Worth, Texas 76101 August 10, 1970 Mr. Walter W. Cardwell, Jr. P. O. Box 1018 Lockhart, Texas Dear Walter: Attached are two pictures each of four of your Pioneer Sale heifers, one picture of one of the heifers and four pictures of the sale bull. Also included is a suggested layout of a page ad, which includes all six pictures. You will need to fill in appropriate remarks about each animal under its picture. The promotion of these sale cattle could be done in any of the following ways. 1. Run the attached layout in both the September and October issues. 2. Increase the size to two pages to run in September, thereby making the pictures larger; run a follow up smaller ad of a half page in the October issue. 3. Do not run a picture of all of the heifers - use only one or two. We will need to have the layout, copy and pictures you want to use in September by August 20. Sincerely yours, [signed] Roger Roger B. Letz RBL/mm Encs."
Date: August 10, 1970
Item Type: Letter
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis heifer]

Description: Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis heifer. The photograph was enclosed in a folder 2000.034.027a and referenced to in letter 2000.034.027b. The heifer is haltered and being held by a man to far right of photo. The man is also holding a show stick which he is using to position the heifer's right front hoof. The heifer is posed in the grass in front of a tin building. Back of photograph in pencil: "Aug 1970 No [underlined]. Stamped in purple: "Photo by The Santa Gertrudis Journal box 2386 ED 6-3611 Fort Worth, Texas".
Date: August 1970
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis heifer]

Description: Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis heifer. The photograph was enclosed in a folder 2000.034.027a and referenced to in letter 2000.034.027b. The haltered (man's hand visible with lead rope on far right) heifer has a tag in his left ear with "137" printed on it. The heifer is standing in the grass in front of a tin building. A Chevrolet truck is parked to the right. Back of photo in pencil: "Aug 1970 No [underlined]" . Stamped in purple: "Photo by The Santa Gertrudis Journal Box 2386 ED 6-3611 Fort Worth, Texas".
Date: August 1970
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis sale bull]

Description: Photograph enclosed in folder 2000.034.027a with reference letter 2000.034.027 of a Santa Gertrudis sale bull. The haltered bull (being held by unseen person on left who is also holding a show stick pointed to left side of bull) is standing in front of a tin barn with a gavel driveway in front. Three storage tanks (two above ground and one on ground) and a small brick, tin roofed building on left of photograph. Back of photograph in pencil: "Aug 1970 No [underlined]". Stamped in purple on back: "Photo by The Santa Gertrudis Journal box 2386 ED 6-3611 Fort Worth, Texas".
Date: August 1970
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park