Chilly out there. Just not cold. The calves are happy with the rolled corn twice a day. They should be, I guess. There are some advantages to share cropping for kind. Keeps the costs of ranching down, and allows someone with an interest beyond cattle to farm.
Like to make judgments? Sift the facts and say it happened that way, or this.
Try reading this link and see if justice was done:
Butler County Times Gazette
– Oct 3, 2015
On the evening of Jan. 14, 1909, Frank Pennypacker, a prosperous Butler County farmer was shot after arguing with one of his hired hands.
Butler is the county between me and Wichita. El Dorado is/was an oil empire. Leon is now a very small village, the school district is about all that keeps it a village or it’d probably be a memory. It is not in Butler County.
The land between El Dorado and Leon is cattle and oil land. There are a few farms around in the bottom of the chopped up country along the escarpment – El Dorado is about 1500 feet ASL and Leon is around eight hundred. There are plenty of miles long gully’s about that serve as water shed and these are wide enough in many cases to house farms worth having, and that don’t turn to dust in the summer heat.
The story is straight forward, just not all that clear cut to the legal mind of separate actions at separate times.
Oh. And I hope you paid attention to the pictures. Pennypacker’s dates are interesting.
From the reaches,