Stamford, TX: Swenson Land and Cattle Co, Inc.
Softcover. Very Good. Undated, likely 1950s. 6 x 9 inches, oblong. 47 pp, with many illustrations, in original illustrated wrappers. Light spotting and handling wear to wrappers, including a little nibbling to one corner; text clean. The SMS band, one of the earliest brands registered in Texas, was derived from the initials of Svante Magnus Swenson, who settled in Texas in 1836 soon after coming to the United States from Sweden. This scarce and interesting booklet gives an overview of the history and operations of the ranch, followed by photos of the ranch, cattle, cowboys at work, branding, round-up, etc.