Folder 3, Newsclippings, 1913 - 1915 and undated.



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Born in 1837 in Sabine County, Texas, Christopher Columbus (C. C.) established frontier ranch in Palo Pinto County, Texas, in 1857 with his father George Webb Slaughter, and his brothers. During the Civil War, C. C. served in the frontier militia and in the Texas Rangers. Afterwards, he drove cattle over Chisholm Trail and later moved operations to West Texas where, by 1905, he owned 40,000 cattle and controlled over one million acres.
C. C. Slaughter and Company, a cattle breeding venture, was established in 1873. Around 1877, C. C.'s ranch, the Long S, was one of the largest ranches in West Texas. His large holdings helped earn C. C. the title, "Cattle King of Texas."
C. C. married twice, first to Cynthia Anna Jowell in 1861, with home he had five children, and then to Carrie Averill in 1877, with whome he had four children. Before his death in 1919, he had founded the American National Bank of Dallas (1884), and cofounded the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (1877), the Texas Baptist Education Commission (1897) and the Baylor Hospital of Dalla, Texas (1904).
The collection contains some correspondence, financial records, minutes, legal documents from 1909-1916 detailing some activities of the Slaughter Land and Cattle Company.
Wallet 1, Folder 3


Handley, W. B., Slaughter, C. C. (Christopher Columbus), 1837-1919, Slaughter, George Morgan, C. C. Slaughter Cattle Company, Slaughter Land and Cattle Company, Palo Pinto County (Tex.)--History, Roswell (N.M.)--History, Slaughter Ranch (Tex.), Slaughter Ranch (Tex.)--History, Agriculture--Texas--History, Cattle breeders--Texas--History, Cattle trade--Texas--History, Livestock--Breeding, Oil well drilling--Texas, West, Petroleum industry and trade--Texas, Petroleum industry and trade--New Mexico, Ranches--New Mexico, Ranchers--Texas, Ranches--Texas


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