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The XIT Ranch of Texas and the early days of the Llano Estacado


Among the famous ranch brands of Texas are the T Anchor, JA, Diamond Tail, 777, Bar C, and XIT. And the greatest of these was XIT - The XIT Ranch of Texas. It was not the first ranch in West Texas, but after its formation in the eighteen-eighties it became the largest single operation in the cow country of the Old West and covered more than three million acres, all fenced. The state of Texas patented this huge rectangle of land, at the time considered by many to be part of ""the great American desert,"" to the Capitol ...

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The XIT Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado
1977, University of Oklahoma Press, Oklahoma

ISBN-13: 9780806114286


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