A rare photo of Texas cowboys...Thanks to Marda Stribling: "The photograph was taken in "No Man's Land" of the Indian Territory and shows
the "Llano Trail Drivers", 1880s. The riders (left to right) were identified by
Mr. C.E.Shultz as Bill Pettet, Jim Wilson, Scrap Reed, Marion Clymer, Zan Watts,
Dave Reed, Dock Ligon and John Stribling. " Stribling was boss of the herd and,
as a result of his then considered "cranky" notion that a man ought to butcher
his own beef, the herd thus pictured was one of the very few if not the only one
driven up the trail that provided all the steaks consumed by the accompanying
riders...." It's the cover photo of the Stribling and Related Families book by
Mary Frances Stribling Moursund.
Just click on the picture to view an enlargement.
Tommie and J. C. Stribling Jr., around 1900.
Stribling Ranch cowboys around 1920... That may be J. C. III on far left.
J. C. Stribling Jr. with friends at a Texas Cattle Raiser's Convention around 1915... he is #7 on far right.
There have been six J. C. Striblings in ths particular line, and I have met three of them. The last in the line, J. C. Stribling (VI!) is the oldest son of my buddy Steve Stribling and attends Navasota High School.