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Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

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1301 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 45' 2.402784", -97° 20' 25.001628"
    Texas State
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     On February 15, 1877, a large number of stock raisers from northwest Texas assembled in the Young County Courthouse in Graham to address the problem of cattle rustling. Their solution was the creation of the Stock-Raisers' Association of North-West Texas. The organization worked to promote the interests of stock raisers and initiated a system of tracking stray or stolen cattle. Names, marks, brands, locations of ranches, and addresses of individual stock raisers were made available to each member. C.L. (Kit) Carter of Palo Pinto County served as the association's first president. Other prominent cattlemen involved in the group's formative years were C.C. Slaughter, Samuel Burk Burnett, and James C. Loving. During the 1893 Annual Convention, membership in the organization was opened to the entire state, and its name was changed to the Cattle Raisers Association of Texas. In the same year, Fort Worth became the location of its permanent headquarters. The current name was adopted in 1921, when the Panhandle and Southwestern Stockmen's Association joined the Texas organization. Throughout its history, the association has provided significant service and leadership to the cattle industry of Texas.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Historical Marker Location Map, Fort Worth, Texas