The Plains that is home to the Marfa Lights has a long history of Cattle ranching. In the early 1800’s Milton Faver became the first Battle Baron of Presidio County and one of the first cattle Barons of Texas. He purchased land around three flowing springs in southern Presidio County. He later established these three sites as his cattle ranches. The three separate sites were named the Cibolo, Morita and Cienega. The Cibolo Creek ranch is now home to the Cibolo Creek Resort –http://cibolocreekranch.com/ – an absolutely beautiful place to visit. Cattle continues to be an important part of life in Far West Texas , especially for us at the Lights Jerky Company.
My mother wrote a book, One Hundred Years of Faith and Memories, outlining the history of Presidio county which describes the Cattle Baron, Milton Faver. This is a fascinating book filled with an accurate historical account of Far West Texas. The Book can be purchased through her website at http://jorvetaypublishing.com/