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TBCIW Folks, the more and more I see o life the 'more J .appreciate the ol timers who settled up this part Texas. They have- won my admim tion; they're just xbout the bardie* most courageous class of people have ever heard tell of.' Think of the Indians they had -1 kill. Think of the battles they h with tho bnd men who were seeki new notches to carve on the hands of their pistols. Think of tt droughts and the floods. It was terrl blfi. But folks. I haven't told the half o it. Think, just think of their havin to eat poke salad. For sheer brave and ability to take punishment thi breed of real men and women ha never been equalled. J am told tha every spring all of them ate pok hv« left. Th« world hi* *evef ««CQ their Hlw, the world has a«vefc seen their !ike. W. F. Hartson, of J'ampo, barf icnl m* In several stories. 1 surely u thank biro, I aurely do thank hjm, ] wish others would do the xatne. I may be able to print all of.them but it will help nu in my work, lota One atory *rnt mo by Mr. Hartaon iade- mo laugh particularly. It fol lows: Fat wa» considerable- of a sport md when h* hanj-i-ned to inVke'riKhi smart of nioneyrho began to venture into most cv^othlng. He heard ·' jE«mecock fightiM; and sent away fui a high-priced cm!;. But there WJN i mistake somewhere and instead of a ·oos'ter, a duck -.vas shipped. Mike scratched hts head \vhfn h saw UK He scratched Ms head soni more tvhen he li-jkoj down and sui the" web feet., **You don't Ieok like you coui fight, much," Mike said to the duck *but I will siy lhat all hell couldn' ;rip you over.-" j Wails Madden drove me out to th' Turkey Creek ranch Friday and we itopped at the Ilex d r u g stora at Stinnett. I ordered a milk shake. I lave had many and many a milk ihake but never one like that shake ·act. The distance was 1280 yards. Colonel Bents *i«t established the fort In 1936 but the Ir*lan» bothered him and he left. The buffalo hunters set up their headquarters in the butldlnr* In 1874 and a little later the Indians tried to wine them out. The Turkey Creek ranch was established In 1879 by Tom Bugbee and later it Mao owned by tho Hansford £and ft Cattle company owned by 5cotcfeo:»fl who Jived in Dundee. Mr. Coble, who originally came from .Missouri, settled just north o the present headquarters about 3 years ugo. He nettled on some Ian. and filed his claim. He kept buyin; buying until now he has In OB everything in sl^ht Sty, but h surely did have a hard time of it deserves everything he's made We folks who have lived in town u f thcir ( lives don't know what p u n ment and hard work is. Thrro is only on» draw-back to th Turkey Creek ranch, as I see it. It' said to grow' Doku salad' mor* abund antly than .aqy other *pot jn th United Texas/ And say, ihe ranch Is about 9' miles from Amarillo. It's about 3i miles east' of Stinnett. However, it'; a 1,000 feet less in altitude than arillo. And oh, yes, the Turkey Creelc 8

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  1. The Amarillo Globe-Times,
  2. 29 Apr 1929, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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