TEXAS: Unbrcmded Bullfrog

Unbranded Bullfrog

A maverick in the Southwest is a stray, unbranded calf; finders, keepers. The name comes from Samuel Augustus Maverick who landed in Matagorda, Tex. from South Carolina early in 1835 with a Yale education, $36,000 in gold and so much energy that when he died he left ten children and more land than almost anyone in the U. S. Only cattle he owned were 453 head, acquired for a debt, which he put on an island and forgot. When their unbranded offspring wandered ashore, cowmen would whoop, "There's a Maverick!" and...

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