Arcadia Publishing, 2010 - 127 pages
Garza County was created in 1876 and named by Texas legislators in honor of the de la Garza family of San Antonio. The county lay claim to vast ranch lands with the picturesque cap rock escarpment weaving its way from north to south. Though the 1880 census listed the population as a sparse 36 people--mostly landowners and cowhands--cattlemen like John B. Slaughter and W. E. Connell owned massive spreads in excess of 100,000 acres with more than 5,000 head of cattle and 100 horses. By 1900, the population had grown to 180, with only 545 acres in cultivation. Things changed with the arrival of cereal magnate C. W. Post, who came to Garza County to begin building his model town and experimental farming campaign. On June 15, 1907, an election to organize the county was held and Post City became the official county seat, touting the slogan "Gateway to the Plains."
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Gateway to the Plains
An American Icon
Gateway to Post City
Gettin around Garza County
Cultural Warriors of the Plains
One Hundred Years and Counting
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1913 photograph acres Algerita Hotel American Junior Rodeo awarded barrel racing Basinger Battle Creek Bexar County Big Spring Bird Borden County Boren Brazos River building built C. W. Post Caprock Caprock Escarpment Cattle Company cereal Church Close City County Historical Museum Courtesy Marie Neff Courtesy Southwest Collections courthouse cowboys Dalby daughter Davis Double U Company Durrett event farm Garza County Historical Giles Giles McCrary Hillwood Museum honored horse Hudman Jimmie Napier July Junior Rodeo Association Justiceburg Kirkpatrick left to right Linda Puckett located Lubbock Lynn Counties Main Street Marjorie Merriweather Post McCrary miles National Finals Rodeo organized owner photograph below shows photograph shows pictured poses Post City Post High School Post Sanitarium Post's purchased railroad ranch house ride Ruby saddle second row Southland standing teacher Texas Tech Thuett town trip Uncle Tom Stevens unidentified W. E. Connell wagon West Texas Wilks Williams