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“How Badly Can Cattle And Land Sales Suffer From This?” Drought And Cattle Sickness On The Ja Ranch, 1910–1918, Matthew M. Day Jan 2013

“How Badly Can Cattle And Land Sales Suffer From This?” Drought And Cattle Sickness On The Ja Ranch, 1910–1918, Matthew M. Day

Great Plains Quarterly

Timothy Dwight Hobart, general manager of the JA Ranch in northwestern Texas, had a problem on his hands. Trying to sell his cattle in 1918, he had helped transport hundreds of head of cattle within the ranch. However, J. W. Kent, who was with the JA Ranch for a substantial portion of its history to date, noticed that the cattle were not feeling well. Anthrax had poisoned the cattle, and it was spreading quickly. “We are burning the carcasses,” Hobart wrote, “and not leaving a stone unturned to stamp out the disease.” What was he to do?

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A Bulloch Sampler, Smith Callaway Banks Jan 1998

A Bulloch Sampler, Smith Callaway Banks

Bulloch County Historical Society Publications

A collection of Bulloch County history materials presented by Smith Callaway Banks. This collection includes newspaper accounts of Creek Indian raids, a piece on the Hollingsworth Collection at Screven County Library, articles from the Statesboro News about the homesteads of the Denmarks and the Duggars, information about the community of Bengal and its post offices, and five newspaper articles about farming in Bulloch County. Also included are the obituaries of Sarah Lanier Jones and Keziah Cone DeLoach, a short biography of Isabel Lane Sorrier, a recipe for ginger-wine, three accounts from Confederate veterans, an article and signed photograph of Joe ...