April 19, 2021
High Noon Talk: XIT: A Story of Land, Cattle and Capital in Texas and Montana
A story of capital and cattle that built the Texas Capitol.
To commemorate the opening of the Texas Capitol in May 1888, join us for a talk on the history that made its construction possible. The Texas state constitution set aside three million acres of public land in exchange for the construction of the state’s monumental red-granite capitol in Austin. That land became one of the most productive cattle operations in the West. Join author Michael Miller for this story of Gilded Age business and politics at the very foundation of the American cattle industry.
High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through a casual lunch-time lecture.
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