Nueces County Map - 1879

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Nueces County Map - 1879 - Corpus Christi Caller-Iimcs. Sun.. Jan. 18/1959...
Corpus Christi Caller-Iimcs. Sun.. Jan. 18/1959 . 23-J MAP : . ' . . . . . - · » - . · . ·' ff ' ' · THf PUiUC ROADS OF NUECES COUNTY M.Kencdy Pasture BEFORE THE TLOW -- This map of Nueces Coun- was made to a descendant of the first man - ty, adopted in 879 by the county commissioners, lish a settlement in Nieces CouSy Se Corpus shows some of the larger ranches of the lime and Christi San Diego Railroad, which on thb snmp nf I h P nritnnal l a n d rrr-x-,+,· 4V n ~. C».:« j t i _ _ i . _ , , S. . . . " ' vllll 1 1 » "»* \1115 map some of the original land grants from Spain and Mexico. The De Ja Garza Montemayor, hi the upper left corner, was one of the first grants in the county. The Bias Maria Falcon grant on Agua Dulce Creek CT -- - - -- -- -- -- -- , ' I A A A W A * uu had only reached Rabb's Pasture, was under con- slruction. It later became the Texas-Mexican Railway. Railway. At the time this map was made, Mifflin Ken- cdy still owned the Laureles. |Big Ranch Began With J80 By HOYT ItAGKK \ i Caller-Tim** SUff Writer j The Callaghan Ranch Is a 160.000 160.000 - acre ipread In Webb and LaSalle Counties, in the heart of the mesquite "brasada" between the Nuects and the Rio Grande riversl 1 · ' * '· : ' " | The ihistoric Camlno Real or Old Sari 'Antonio Road, along which Santa Anna marched from Lare- ii to the Alamo, ran through tte falla^han Ranch, as docs Its mod- fm successor, the Pan American Highway. } The present ranch owner and manager, Joe B. Finley. has headquarters headquarters r«ar Encinal, 27"miles north of Laredo. Confederate Veteran 1 The ranch was founded in 1S53 by a youn; Confederate soldier. Charles Callaghan, who homesteaded homesteaded SO acres as a sideline to his mercantile business in Laredo with : C. M..MacdonneU. A Gvil War comrade-in-arms, CoL William R. Jones, managed the sheep ranch for" Callaghan, who died in 1874 leaving 70,000 acres jnd ^0,000 sheep to his heirs, y; were . Maedoiinell, · Callag- 'jt partccr; nephews Charles and John Shea and Albert Urbahn; and-a" niece, Mary Urfaahh. Col. Jones managed the ranch for them'until it was sold in 1903. During his tenure, he was active in the Sheep Wars which flared between sheepmen and cattlemen in the lS50s. To Cattle Production The ranch was bought In IMS by David T. Beak Sr., and Gaorsc D. ford, both o! Kansas Gty. and Thomas Atlee Coleman, who formed the CallaRhan Land Pastoral Co. Under management of Coleman, wiio came west from San Patricio County, the sheep ranch was converted to cattle production. . ' , , . · · · · . - , '·;' · At that, time the ; opera lion consisted consisted . 6ri25,000 iacres of : land owrwd and 100,000 acres, under lease. Upon . expiration of the lease Coleman acquired the land from homesteaders over a long period ol time. Coleman retired from management management in 1323 and Joe 'B. Finley took over. In 1315 ths ranch had been expanded to encompass 21S.- 500 acres owned and 31.500 under lea* e. In 1317 D*vid T. Reals Jr. and Ford sold their interest to Finley who in connection with th» deal disposed of some 90,000 acres of land. Since that time Finley, as manager, manager, assisted by Joe B. Finley Jr., has established a cattle feed lot' ia California where as many as 21,000 head may be accommodated accommodated at one lime. The Callaghan Callaghan Ranch operation today consist consist of 132,000 acres owned by Finlcy and nearly CO.OOO more under lease for a round number total of 160,000 acres in the operation. operation. Historic old Fort Ewell at the Huajuco Crossing of the Nueces River IK on the Callaghan Ranch. . "HtsdJwok el Tex*i~ »=i later-

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  1. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times,
  2. 18 Jan 1959, Sun,
  3. Page 158

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