Tom Bob and Cheryle Elliott
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As you browse through our different pages we hope you will enjoy a little bit of Texas Ranching history. From Tom Bob's 1865 Texas Stock Directory we have displayed a few of the ear marks and brands of some of the early south Texas Ranching pioneers. In the days when cattle ran free over vast unfenced territory the brands and marks were the only means of proving ownership. The brands were unique to each individual ranch and by registering them, that brand became the property of the owner and no one else in the county could use it. The book was printed at the San Antonio Texas Heralds office in 1865 and it cost $2.00 to register your brand.


                               
 

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