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He had engaged in the cattle industry. He had renewed his habit of hunting.
Whether New York city elected or rejected him was a matter of the smallest
importance, for he was almost more a guest than a resident in the city of his birth
when his ...
Before the Civil War the plains of Texas had been dotted with cattle. Little
attention was paid to them until the latter days of that struggle. Then it was found
that beef of any kind was rare and difficult to get. The herds of Texas became the
But there was a breadth and freedom, a romance and exhilaration in the prospect
which attracted him. So he established himself on the Little Missouri, and opened
two cattle ranches. One was called “Chimney Butte”; the other “The Elkhorn.
Mr. Roosevelt has himself laughingly said he made little money on his cattle
ranches. But he won something that cannot be measured in money; for he gave
himself, at the only period when the time was at his command, the precise form of
The cattle ranged pretty much at will over mountain, valley and plain, the
cowboys keeping track of them with a sagacity that did not embrace the labor of
counting, and with a care which protected the stock at night, and in case of storms
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I did not finish this book, and the first sentence from the first chapter may give you an idea why. "Restless as the sea his forefathers sailed to reach the new world; active as the soil that answered ... Read full review