Bassett, Julian Markus, 1876-1947.

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Rancher, land speculator and oilman. Born 1876 in New York. Moved to West Texas in 1882 where his father, Roger M. Bassett, had joined the BS Ranch outside Colorado City, Texas with Harry Smith. In 1908, formed the C. B. Livestock Company with the Coonley brothers of Chicago, Illinois and soon thereafter bought the Two-Buckle Ranch. It was through the course of the development of these ranchlands that Crosbyton, Texas came about. In 1910, built a 39 mile rail line that connected Crosbyton to Lubbock, Texas. In 1915, married the former Cora Drake, the marriage produced four children. Also, developed a 374 sections of rangeland in Terrell County, Texas. The land, bought from Sydney Webb, included the townsite of Dryden and in 1930 moved his family there after suffering heavy losses in Gila, New Mexico as a result of the depression. Later, moved to San Antonio, Texas where he devoted his time to developing oil and mineral properties until his death in 1947.

From the description of Papers, 1857-1982, (bulks 1917-1947). (Texas Tech University). WorldCat record id: 25775911

Rancher, land speculator and oilman. Born 1876 in New York. Moved to West Texas in 1882 where his father, Roger M. Bassett, had joined the BS Ranch outside Colorado City, Texas with Harry Smith. In 1908, formed the C. B. Livestock Company with the Coonley brothers of Chicago, Illinois and soon thereafter bought the 2-Buckle Ranch. It was through the course of the development of these ranchlands that Crosbyton, Texas came about. In 1910, built a 39 mile rail line that connected Crosbyton to Lubbock, Texas. In 1915, married the former Cora Drake, the marriage produced four children. Also, developed a 374 sections of rangeland in Terrell County, Texas. The land, bought from Sydney Webb, included the townsite of Dryden and in 1930 moved his family there after suffering heavy losses in Gila, New Mexico as a result of the depression. Later, moved to San Antonio, Texas where he devoted his time to developing oil and mineral properties until his death in 1947.

From the description of Papers, 1913-1976. (Texas Tech University). WorldCat record id: 24877202

From the description of Papers, 1913-1976. (Texas Tech University). WorldCat record id: 25729345

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creatorOf Bassett, Julian Markus, 1876-1947. Papers, 1913-1976. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
creatorOf Bassett, Julian Markus, 1876-1947. Papers, 1857-1982, (bulks 1917-1947). Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
creatorOf Bassett, Julian Markus, 1876-1947. Papers, 1913-1976. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
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associatedWith Bassett, Cora, 1882-1984. person
associatedWith Bassett, Julian, 1876-1947. person
associatedWith Bassett, Roger M. person
associatedWith Big Bend Oil Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith C. B. Livestock Company (Crosby County, Tex.) corporateBody
associatedWith C. B. Livestock Company (Crosby County, Tex.) corporateBody
associatedWith C. B. Livestock Company (Crosbyton, Tex.) corporateBody
associatedWith Drake, Cora Belle. person
associatedWith J. M. Bassett Livestock & Merchantile Exchange (Crosbyton, Tex.) corporateBody
associatedWith Webb, Sydney. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Texas
Texas--Terrell County
Terrell County (Tex.)
Crosby County (Tex.)
Texas
Crosbyton (Tex.)
Texas--Crosby County
Val Verde County (Tex.)
Pecos County (Tex.)
Crosby County (Tex.)
Dryden (Tex.)
Texas
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Abstracts of title--History
Ranches--History
Oil well logging
Cities and towns--History
Oil and gas leases--History
World War, 1939-1945--War work
Agriculture--History
Ranches
Land settlement--History
Dairying--History
Land titles--History
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Birth 1876

Death 1947

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