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  1. CATTLE TRAILING - Texas State Historical Association

    And, after 1873, Texas herds capable of carrying Texas fever were quarantined from Abilene, Ellsworth, and Wichita, forcing drovers who continued to use the Chisholm Trail westward to Hays. Looking for an alternate route and market, in 1874 contract drover John Lytle blazed the Western Trail to Dodge City, but few of his contemporaries ...

  2. JEFF DAVIS COUNTY - Texas State Historical Association

    The 1880s brought a number of cattle ranchers to Jeff Davis County, many fleeing a Texas fever epidemic in other parts of the state. The towns of Valentine and Chispa, in western Jeff Davis County, were founded along the Southern Pacific, and became supply centers for the ranchers who began to fill in the wide-open spaces in that part of the ...

  3. Heritage Hall of Honor | State Fair of Texas

    of Wharton County was a pioneer cattleman who determined that ticks were the cause of Texas Fever. He imported tick-resistant Indian Brahman cattle to Texas, which furnished the base stock for today’s Brahman and Brahman Cross herds. Texas Heritage Hall of Honor – 2000

  4. The Real Republic of Texas | Origins: Current Events in ...

    Donald S. Frazier is an associate professor history at McMurry University, in Abilene, Texas. He is the author of "The U.S. and Mexico at War: U.S. Expansion and Conflict with Mexico, 1821-1854" (1997) and "Blood and Treasure: Confederate Empire in the Southwest" (1995) , and is a writer for the History News Service.

  5. Kinsa data: Shutdown orders, not hortatory measures, are what ...

    Mar 31, 2020 · I’ll leave you with one more piece of Kinsa data. Check virtually any county on their map of the U.S. and you’ll find fevers trending lower, sometimes so low that they’re below historical norms for this time of year. (Social distancing reduces not only COVID-19 infections but flu infections, of course.) But not quite every county. Gulp:

  6. Mapped: The 6,000-Year History of Medical Cannabis

    Jun 20, 2018 · The 6,000-Year History of Medical Cannabis. View the high resolution version of today’s graphic by clicking here.. Since the early 20th century, the use of cannabis for any purpose fell out of favor by both regulators and Western culture at large.

  7. Movement patterns of nilgai antelope in South Texas ...

    Oct 01, 2017 · Two host species of concern in South Texas are white-tailed deer and nilgai. In South Texas, Moczygemba et al. (2012) reported mean home range sizes of 8355 and 9356 ha for female and male nilgai, respectively; whereas, mean home range size of male white-tailed deer ranges from 182 to 922 ha (Webb et al., 2007, Hellickson et al., 2008).

  8. Great Western Trail | Texas Time Travel

    THE END OF AN ERA The Great Western Trail stretched from South Texas to Nebraska, becoming the primary cattle driving route for Texas by 1879. Also known as the Dodge City Trail and the Fort Griffin Trail, the Western combined southern feeder routes (Brownsville, San Antonio, Boerne, George West, and Santa Rosa among them) in Kerrville, creating the Western's southernmost terminal.

  9. Early American Roads and Trails

    Using a family group sheet and an outline map of the United States, place circles on the locations of births, marriages, deaths, deeds, wills, etc. Connect the circles with a line. 2. Contact your regional historical societies, library reference and/or local history department, or area genealogical societies.

  10. Great Western Cattle Trail - Wikipedia

    Markers were also placed in another major stopping point of the Great Western Cattle Trail: Seymour, Texas. One marker was erected in 1972 by the Seymour Historical Society, another four have been added since. Seymour was historically a popular campsite for cowboys since it was a major supply center.