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    Christopher Columbus Slaughter

    Historical Marker (at corner of Cove Ave. and Glory Ave., 3020 Oak Grove, Dallas) Text

    Colonel C. C. Slaughter

    Christopher Columbus Slaughter was the first native born cattle king of Texas. While living on the west Texas frontier he was a ranger, Confederate beef supplier, and trail driver. His ranching empire, including the Long S and Lazy S ranches, totaled over one million acres. In the early 1870s he moved to Dallas, where he founded, and was an officer in, three early banks. An initiator of the Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Assn., he was also noted for his philanthropy to Baptist schools, churches, and hospitals, especially Baylor Hospital.
    (1988)
    Dallas TX Greenwood Cemetery Col C C Slaughter Historical Marker
    Historical Marker in Greenwood Cemetery
    Photo courtesy David Cole, May 2013
    Dallas TX Greenwood Cemetery Col C C Slaughter Tomb
    Photo courtesy David Cole, May 2013
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