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Continuing on with memories on the Frank, Harold, and Ken Beltz families

In 1928 Harold went into the ranching business for himself when he leased the Red Porter place next to his dad, bought four work horses and put in a crop of oats for hay. Shortly after he went to work for J.O. Brownfield building fences. Yes, as you would guess, it was all by hand labor digging holes and whatever was needed. He went home to put up his hay but returned and worked for Brownfield until fall. This brought about buying 20 head of calves from him and trailing them to his place.

In my first article I mentioned “...


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