From his early beginnings as a cowboy and self-taught mining engineer in the 1870s, Thomas Lyons -- with partner Angus Campbell -- would build an unparalleled cattle empire in southwest New Mexico. According to a livestock trade journal of the time, at its peak the LC Ranches controlled 1.5 million acres of range, grazed some 60,000 cattle, "and employed 100 wagons, 750 riding horses, 400 work horses, and 75 cowboys in season." But powerful men create powerful enemies. The murder of Tom Lyons in El Paso in 1917 remains one of the great unsolved mysteries of the olde Southwest. A man of myth until now, this thoroughly documented account is Tom Lyons and the LCs in history.
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"He fought Apaches, hunted grizzly bears, chased down rustlers . . . and plotted the course of roads still traveled today." -- From the Introduction by Stephen Siegfried
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Book Description High-Lonesome Books, Silver City, NM, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First edition. 6 x 9, 328 pgs, b&w historical photos. The story of the LC Ranch, at 1.5 million acres, one of the truly "big outfits" of the time, and its founder Tom Lyons, murdered in El Paso in 1917, one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Southwest. Bookseller Inventory # 3958
Book Description High Lonesome Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0944383610 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1474137