Manuscripts/Mixed Material [R. L. Anderson]
“About 1895 we moved form Fort Stockton to Midland. I bought a home in town and leased the UL ranch from Mrs. Hoxey. It was about seventy-thousand acres. Then we began to raise white-faced cattle. We ranched there about ten years. Our two children, Roberts and Dunn, were born there.
“I sold out to Nels Morris, the old packer. They gathered that seventy-thousand acre pasture — everything in it — and turned it over, paid for it and put the money in the bank in one day. It's all open country up there. When we were gathering cattle, I bought me a barrel of bells and when I'd catch one of those old outlaw steers, I'd bell him. I told the boys, 'Now, when you hear one of those bells, you stay with him till you get a rope on him.' You'd hear bells ringing all times of the day and night. Sometimes you'd see an old boy take out after a steer and maybe run him nearly down, but he'd stay with him till he caught him. Tom White, who camped with us on the Pecos and helped start up the old NA brand