Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Bailey Bell]
Bailey Bell was born at Denton, Texas, June 21, 1891. He moved with his parents to Coke County in 1907.
His story follows: “I can't remember when I learned to sit on a horse. All boys learned to ride young them days. My father always kept a small herd and I learned to help work cattle when I was at home.
“I began riding for Suggs and Roberts on the Hat H ranch in 1910. It extended north and east of Post, Texas, for many miles. The townsite of Slaton, Texas, was sold off this 26,000 acre ranch.
“We had a tough time or rather the cattle did, during the drouth of 1910 and 1911.