On Scavenging for Buffalo/Bison Bones
The Tascosa Pioneer newspaper wrote:
"Now that railroads are penetrating the country, a new industry will spring up and assume supporting dimensions, and there are millions in it, Bones! Reports have it that in various parts of the Panhandle, tons and tons of these are being gathered for early sale."
----- The millions of buffalo skeletons left scattered across the prairie by hunters were a valuable source of minerals, as pointed out in the Tascosa Pioneer newspaper, 1887. The harvesting of bison bones actually did become a thing for a few years.
Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.