Ranching Heritage: A Family BusinessTags: History Collection, HOTR
Cattle ranching has been a major Texas industry for nearly three centuries. As early as the 1690s the Spaniards brought in stock with their entradas. Ranching as such dates from the 1730s, when herds were loosed along the San Antonio River to feed missionaries, soldiers, and civilians in the San Antonio and Goliad areas (Handbook of Texas). Meet the Nail, Kleberg, and Montgomery families as they share their family history of ranching in Texas.
BUCKY + JAMIE NAIL
Jamie and Bucky Nail of the Nail Ranch, Shackelford County, Texas speak about their ranching operations, the history of the Nail family in Shackelford County, and why they continue the ranching tradition in the next generation.
ROBERT + SUSAN MONTGOMERY
Robert and Susan Montgomery speak about Ranching, Raising a Family in a rural area, the history of the Elliott Family in Shackelford County, Texas, and the Fort Griffin Fandangle.
HELEN KLEBERG GROVES
Helen Kleberg Groves speaks about Ranching, the King and Kleberg families, Silverbrook Ranch, and the roles she has taken on as a woman working on ranches.