The Cattle King

The Cattle King

by Edward Treadwell

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The Cattle King by Edward Treadwell

In 1850 a German immigrant with an adopted name and six dollars in his pocket arrived in San Francisco. Forty years later, Henry Miller was the largest private landowner in the United States, the driving force behind the firm of Miller & Lux, and one of the most powerful men in California. His story is an important part of the history of land and water politics in 19th-century California.
From the Foreword:
The west has produced many men who have reached the top of the ladder in many walks of life, but, when measured by actual achievement in connection with the development of the material resources of the west, Henry Miller holds a preeminent place. To own over one million acres of land situated in five states, fully stocked, two banks and their branches, reservoirs, and other properties, all operated as a unit, appraised at fifty million dollars, and acquired, developed, protected, reclaimed and irrigated by the sole efforts of one man starting in life with nothing but his natural endowments, is an achievement which cannot but attract attention and wonder.
It is the purpose of this book to show the character of the man who accomplished this task, and the manner in which it was brought about. It is unnecessary to add any word in his praise, for the story itself is the best evidence of the just appraisement of him as a unique and outstanding character of western life.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015565300
Publisher: Great West Books
Publication date: 10/08/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 245
Sales rank: 615,665
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

EDWARD F. TREADWELL was born May 19. 1875, in Woodland, California. In 1897 he was graduated from Hastings Law College and shortly thereafter admitted to the State Bar. For fifteen years, beginning in 1907, Treadwell was general counsel for the firm of Miller & Lux, Inc. From 1901 to 1906 he served in the California Legislative Assembly; from 1908 to 1911 he was Mayor of Burlingame, California. Treadwell’s practice was concentrated in the area of riparian and water rights, and he was involved in many important court cases in this field. He was married to Eulila Ayres and had three sons. Mr. Treadwell died in 1955 at the age of eighty.

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