Business: Shotgun v. Gavel

Under the auctioneer's gavel last week went famed 101 Ranch, bringing sorrow to the hearts of many a cowboy, cowgirl, Indian chief & squaw, including onetime Cowboys Will Rogers & Tom Mix, but mostly to the heart of Col. Zachary Taylor Miller, owner, who lay abed ill with a shotgun standing in the corner.

The 101 had come to the end of its resources. Founded by Col. George W. Miller in 1879, it comprised no.ooo acres of ranch land in Oklahoma's Cherokee Strip, was for two generations a rich...

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