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Across The Fence: Charles Goodnight – A Man of Indomitable Spirit (Part II of II)

 

"The savage had not found this prairie, til some who hired us came this way to make the grasses pay and pay for some raw greed no wise and wary regard for grass could satisfy. The old ones wept, and so did I." (From the poem "Anthem" by Texas native, Buck Ramsey: Jan. 3, 1938 – Jan. 9, 1998)

Until the 1930s, the Great Depression of 1873 stood as the greatest financial crises, in Europe and North America. The rapid expansion of the railroads had consumed most all available investment capital and yet the railroad industry had yet to make any substantial return on those investments. Cash res...



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