CATTLE: The Last Roundup

Cattleman Pat Graves hopped in his 1950 Buick one day last week and raced the nine miles from a Denver bank to his 280-acre ranch outside town. He hustled into the kitchen of his one-story ranch house, and sat down to lunch "Well Mom," said Graves to his pretty red-haired wife, "here we are with mor'n half a million in the bank, and look what we're eatin'." In the bowl were ham hocks and lima beans. Graves had just been paid $505,039.33, one of the biggest checks ever made out to an individual cattleman, for his herd of more...

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