Charlie Slaughter Returns to Texas, 1914

Visiting news from the January 8, 1914 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 6:

Returned to His Home in Texas

Charlie Slaughter, who has been visiting his mother and other relatives and old friends of Skidmore and vicinity, returned to his home in Canyon, Texas, Friday evening. Charlie’s visit was cut a little short by a letter from his father, saying for him to come home as he was not feeling able to take care of all the business on the ranch at this time.

Charlie is in partnership with his father, T. B. Slaughter, on a large ranch near Canyon, Texas, of nine sections. They have 1525 head of cattle, 200 head of hogs, besides other personal property to look after. They have sold the past few months 300 head of cattle and several cars of hogs. The cattle brought $60 per head.

To raise the grain and feed for this much stock, you will readily see is no small task. They raise there kaffir corn, maize, cain, wheat, oats and other small grain. A good many of the stockmen are putting up silos.

Both dry land and irrigation farming is followed. The water for irrigation is produced mostly from wells, and plenty of them pump 2000 gallons per minute. It costs about fifty cents per acre to irrigate. Some dry land wheat made twenty-four bushels to the acre and irrigated wheat land went as high as forty bushels.

Charlie thinks Texas, although no such a country as Nodaway county, has great opportunity for the industrious, hustling young man.

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