|Across The Fence: Barbecue Campbell and the XIT|
|November 13, 2014 M. Timothy Nolting|
Campbell Castle 1890
On November 2, 1912 the last herd of cattle on the famous XIT ranch was sold. It was but a brief 27 years earlier, on July 1, 1885 that the first herd of Texas Longhorns were brought to the sprawling, three million acre ranch.
During those twenty-seven years Texas could rightfully boast of having the largest cattle ranch in the world. The birth of the XIT began in 1879 when the Sixteenth Texas Legislature designated a three million...
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