Down here in Terlingua it is real common for untrue information to circulate about everything including people. Looks like the same has gone around about 9 Points Ranch because every since I've been here I've heard that it has been owned by Anheuser-Busch for over 100 years. The other day I was talking to one of my friends who has been here for many years and he told me that 9 Points ranch was once called Johnson Ranch. It was owned by president LBJ back when. I started scouring the web and finally found mention of it and a map pinpointing the top of 9 Points Mesa. Of course now there is another LBJ ranch in another part of the state.
BTW for the newbies the blog header picture is of 9 Points Mesa with Black Hill in front of it.
While searching the topic I ran across this photo of 9 Points Mesa taken in 1899. I'd say it was probably taken from the south side looking back north at the mesa?
I found this photo here http://libraryphoto.cr.usgs.gov/cgi-bin/search.cgi?search_mode=noPunct;free_form=hill%2C%20r.t.;start=0
There are some pretty cool old pictures there and I searched for an old picture of Cathedral Mountain before the earthquake that shook the top part of it of, but didn't find one. Matter of fact I've done a lot of searching for that and have never found one. Supposedly that mountain used to be the tallest peak in Texas until then, but is now the third tallest after loosing the 300 foot steeple.
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