C. C. SLAUGHTER: RANCHER, BANKER, BAPTIST
David. J. MurrahAustin: University of Texas Press, 1981. x,173pp. Illustrations. Maps. Cloth. First edition. Bright, fine copy. Only the very slightest bit of edge-wear to the dust jacket, else fine. Christopher Columbus Slaughter (1837-1919) was often called the “Cattle King of Texas” early in the 20th century. He owned more than one million acres and in excess of 40,000 cattle by 1906. This scholarly, readable biography recounts Slaughter’s career as a trail driver, Texas Ranger, rancher, banker and Baptist philanthropist.