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Falfurrias: Ed C. Lasater and the Development of South Texas Hardcover – January, 1985

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DALE LASATER grew up on the family ranches in Falfurrias, Texas, and Matheson, Colorado. He graduated from Princeton University, earned a Fulbright Grant to the University of Buenos Aires, and spent two years working on a cattle improvement program as a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia. An active leader in the cattle industry, he lives in Colorado, where he raises Beefmaster cattle and produces natural beef.
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  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Texas a & M Univ Pr; 1 edition (January 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 089096209X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0890962091
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,523,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Arnold S. Anderson on August 15, 2009
Format: Paperback
"Fallfurias" is a biography of Ed. Lasater by his grandson Dale Lasater.Both men are ranchers.Ed pioneered crossbreeding Brahmans,Herfords and Shorthorns. His son Tom created and established and registered the breed "Beefmasters" from Ed's crossbreeds. Tom's son Dale, the author of "Fallfurias", is the current owner and manager of the Beefmaster foundation herd.
According to "The Texas Handbook of History" Brooks County Texas has never been the same since Ed Lasater's arrival there in 1890.Prior to his arrival, this county in the north Rio Grand plains was sparsely settled by Hispanic people, who owned large tracts of land. Ed Lasater was recognized as a competent entrpreneur by the banks, who financed him.He established a 350,000 acre ranch with thousands of beef cattle, established the country's largest Jersey herd, created a creamery and a butter making business, developed a community of small farms, founded the town of Fallfurias with banks, a general store,a school, etc. He was nationally recognized as a major livestck producer and during WWI he was called to Washington by Herbert Hoover to be chief of the department of Livestock and Food Production in The US Food Administration.
"Fallfurias" is scholarly history related by a good story teller.It is a very enjoyable and educational read of significant Texas ranching, agricultural and rural development history.It is the winner of the Kate Brooks Bates Award presented annually by the Texas State Historical Association for the most significant reseach on the history of Texas or Texans prior to 1900.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By George A Bain on February 9, 2012
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Never have so few done so much for so many. Smell the rain hitting the dry ground, hear the leather cry on the saddle, listen to the horse and the cow and the coyote and at night be with the men that with pencil and notebook, did their numbers and planned their dreams, that today we call This Great US of A. Hippy caye you ......would say Bruce. Read this book to KNOW how the few good and bad men and women made this country of Yours!
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By Will Harvey on September 13, 2014
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An excellent history of Ed C. Lasater dedicated to the memory of Albert Lasater Maher and Peggy Lasater Clark. This family has an amazing history in Texas and the USA as evidenced by Dale Lasater's fine book.

Will Harvey
Corpus Christi, Texas
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