Mr. & Mrs. H. M. Hill
Montgomery County, Kansas
It was not intended by Mr. Hill's parents
that he should develop into a Shorthorn breeder. Some of his boyhood
friends have told me of his early education and training for the legal
profession and that the influence of an old Frenchman who kept some good
grade Shorthorns weighed more heavily than did the ambitions of fond
parents. However that may be, the young man, after having been a
shortime in charge of the family banking interests at Lafontaine,
transferred his scene of action to a big tract of land, now known as
Sycamore Springs Stock Farm, and in 1893 he bought a lot of Shorthorns from
T. O. Ford of Liberty. In the same year he bought eight heifers of
Senator Benedict. They were by the Williams Bros.' show bull Dr.
Primrose and by Banker 4th, Mr. Benedicts well known sire.
Source: Kansas Shorthorns, A
History of the Breed in the State from 1857 to 1920, G. A. Laude, 1921, Kansas
Shorthorn Breeders Association
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