Caudillo from Texas

In his 37th year in Paraguay's remote Chaco, Texas-born George Lohman was slowing up a bit. His doctors had warned him about his heart and blood pressure, and had told him to stop riding. Last week, 59-year-old Ranchero Lohman was bossing his 960,000-acre cattle empire, Red Wells, from a veranda rocker.

Neighbors, white and Indian, streamed up to the mud-floored ranch house to tell him their troubles, ask him for money and advice. An army major flew in to buy 350 steers for his garrison, and Lohman ordered a couple of Indians to ride north with them on the trail....

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