Princess of the Panhandle” lived high on the hog

By Bartee Haile
The only daughter of one of Texas’ wealthiest cattle kings married a blueblood from Philadelphia on Jun. 17, 1902 in the family mansion at Decatur. Starting with a small herd of Longhorns in the 1850’s, Dan and son Tom Waggoner turned parts of six North Texas counties into a  750 square-mile cattle empire. At the end of the nineteenth century, the colossal Three D Ranch covered more than a million acres.

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