Manuscripts/Mixed Material [R. L. Anderson]
“I left [?] next morning— the spring of 1880. We took about 3,000 head of cattle [?] Panhandle. I was with J. C. Houston on that trip. We had a Negro [?] along and he had a [?] fixed under the wagon for wood and such-[?]. A [?[ is a hide stretched under a wagon to carry things in. Most [?] had these rawhide [?] in those days. On long trips in that country where wood was so scarce, the cook always got every piece of wood he could find as he went along, and put it in that [?] so that he would have a supply when he struck camp. These [?] were used for other things besides wood too.
“It [?] about a couple of months or a little longer to make that drive. The cattle were the old-time longhorns. Their horns usually measured [?] feet or so across. There were several herds of Houston's that met, [?] around old Fort Griffin. There must have been twelve or fourteen-thousand head in that round-up. They cut out the steers and took them on to [?]. Then we took the stock cattle on to the ranch that Houston had started on the North Pease River right between the Pease and