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VIDEO: John Welch / The Ranch That Barbed Wire Built

Posted on 24. Jun, 2011 by in Videos

The accompanying video is a chat with John Welch of Spade Ranches, at the historic Renderbrook Spade Ranch south of Colorado City, Texas. Filmed near the springhouse at ranch headquarters. Renderbrook is known as “the Ranch That Barbed Wire Built,” so called because its founder in 1889 was I.L. Ellwood, one of the original patent […]

Under the Spade Brand

Posted on 22. Jun, 2011 by in Culture

[Editor’s Note: As my May cover story on the Spade Ranch for Texas Co-op Power Magazine hits their readers (1.2 million strong), I am posting some Spade Ranch coverage of my own. Further below I will share a link to take you to the TCP article. What you’ll find here, meanwhile, is material that won’t […]