His cattle feed upon a thousand hills will apply to J.R. Holmes of Aetna township. Mr. Holmes owns and controls 22,000 acres of land in that township. It is all fenced and, excepting a portion reserved for farming, is divided into two pastures. Mr. Holmes never has less than 2,000 cattle on his ranch, all high grade natives. He uses both thoroughbred Hereford and Short Horn bulls for breeding, and always has cattle of different classes for sale. He is probably the largest land owner in the county.
Thanks to Ellen (Knowles) Bisson for finding, transcribing and contributing the above Medicine Lodge Cresset article to this web site!
It is one of a series of articles published together on 2 March 1900 under the title of Barber County Profiles: Men Who Have Taken a Prominent Part in Developing the Stock Industry in Barber County.
It was transcribed from Kansas State Historical Society microfilm reel #M 870. If a photo is indicated in the above text, the microfilm itself has a photo of the individual or property.
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