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By Cordia Duke,Joe B. Frantz
This ebook of recollections of previous XIT Ranch cowmen places on checklist the standard lifetime of the people who made the ranch run.
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After that began some real work. * Several names of places on the XIT defy precise and definitive spelling. For some there may be a pure spelling, but often, even for these, there are local corruptions. Also, many of the cowboys, being of Southern extraction, were wont to slur their word endings, thus confusing the spelling still more. ” The same confusion exists with the word “Alamocitos,” spelled also as “Alamositas,” and in other variations. In each such instance I have been forced to be arbitrary and to take a stand for consistency’s sake.
When Mrs. Duke told the actress she had been married only once and had three daughters, the actress was disappointed. “There are millions of women with one husband and three to six children. Now if you had had three husbands and one child—” Mrs. Duke was born Cordelia Jane Sloan near Belton, Missouri, on January 10, 1877. Her mother wanted to name her Lena Rivers after the novel, but as so often happens, duty to grandmothers prevailed. On her mother’s side the family were Illinois Dunkards, which meant they had opposed the Civil War, or, for that matter, any war.
The day of the roundup near the headwaters of the Cimarron there came up a hail storm on the east side of the Rabbit Ear Mountain that killed a sheepherder and two thousand sheep. The hail fell to the depth of about six inches. The next day the boys roped a bear and brought it into camp. They had caught him in the brakes of the Cimarron. From there on down Ute Creek to the Canadian River we had such men as Charles Carson with us—a son of Kit Carson, the noted scout. Also Crawford, the poet who wrote the poem of Mady Coleman.
6,000 Miles of Fence by Cordia Duke,Joe B. Frantz