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History: Ranching De Luxe

Reprinted from the March 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Historical Tales: Ranching de Luxe
By Senator F. W. Gershaw

‘As the dwindling herds of buffalo retreated from the hills of Western Dakota an effort at big-time ranching was started. One day in April, 1883, a private car was shunted onto a side-track in Missouri known as the toughest little town on the line. The Marquis de Mores stepped off and had his first sight of the Bad Lands. He was a small, muscular Frenchman who had recently married Medora Hoffman, the daughter of a New York banker. The dowry was said to be $3,000,000.’

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‘Our History’ is curated by former Canadian Cattlemen editor, Gren Winslow.

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