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dc.contributor.advisorCunfer, Geoffen_US
dc.creatorTodd, Matthew Ryanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-15T10:11:57Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:29:23Z
dc.date.available2011-05-10T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:29:23Z
dc.date.created2010en_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.submitted2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-04152010-101157en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis deals with the negative interrelationship between climate fluctuation and cattle ranching during the 1880s. The focus is on three large ranches that were used as case studies on the Texas Panhandle. These ranches were selected because of their size, longevity, and the number of primary documents that were available at the Panhandle Plains Museum and Archive in Canyon, Texas. The temporal focus is from 1880 to 1890. The primary documents that have been examined are letters from ranchers to the Capitol Syndicates that owned the ranch and the financial documents of each ranch. Scientific journals that examined grassland ecology, animal ecology, and climate were used in conjunction with the primary documents. The combination of these sources led to a nuanced reinterpretation of a cattle disaster from the 1880s. The disaster was a massive loss of stock through a series of extremely cold winters and a drought that lasted several years. In the wake of this disaster, through the use of technology, these ranches were able to recover and increase their stock numbers beyond what they were prior to the years dominated by stock losses and low cattle prices.en_US
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dc.subjecttexasen_US
dc.subjectdroughten_US
dc.subjectclimate fluctuationen_US
dc.subjectranchingen_US
dc.titleNow may be heard a discouraging word : the impact of climate fluctuation on Texas ranching in the 1880sen_US
thesis.degree.departmentHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSmith-Norris, Marthaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWaiser, Billen_US


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