Sunday, June 18, 2017

Historic ranch formed by partnership of legendary pioneers

J.A. chuck-wagon, getting dinner c1907 (Library of Congress)
(Texas Day by Day) On this day in 1876, Charles Goodnight and John G. Adair drew up the contract that brought the JA Ranch into being. The JA is the oldest privately owned cattle ranch in the Panhandle. Goodnight had met Adair, an English aristocrat interested in going into the cattle business, in Denver. Adair agreed to furnish the capital Goodnight needed to build up his "Home Ranch" in Armstrong County. Continued

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