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The Xit Ranch

How Texas Traded Land for a State House



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The Xit Ranch by Anne Haw Holt
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This is the wild story of how Texas traded land for their Texas capitol building. This is the paper that inspired Anne's Ten In Texas novel. "The acquisition of three million acres of rangeland in the Panhandle, the construction of a state capitol building, and the creation of the XIT Ranch is a big, fantastic story that could only happen in Texas. Timing made the XIT possible. Spanish cattle, railroad building, technological and business innovation, settlers seeking a better life in the west after the Civil War, and the millions of acres of land owned by the state of Texas came together to create one of the largest ranches in the world."

Author Biography

Anne Haw Holt, writing as A. H. Holt, is a Virginian transplanted to a 1910 "Cracker" cottage in Monticello, Florida. She attended PVCC in Charlottesville, Va. and received her BA from Mary Baldwin in Staunton, VA in 1989. She holds a MA and Ph.D. in History from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Anne is an accomplished storyteller and photographer. She writes fiction, poetry, and non-fiction on writing, history, parenting and Frontier Florida. Dr. Holt writes grants and teaches writing, grant writing, writing and leadership.
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April 3rd, 2017
Illustrations, black and white
Old Atlanta Publishing LLC
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