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Ranching

Branding Iron in the Ranching: Cattle Boom exhibit at the Museum of the Coastal Bend

The mission and presidio that were established at the site of Fort St Louis made huge contributions to Texas history and culture. The Spanish brought cattle to Texas, and the missions and presidios – especially La Bahia – ran large herds of cattle, and were the beginning of the Texas cattle industry. The open land and abundant grass were the perfect environment for cattle, and they thrived.