Frontpiece of 1908 contract of J.H. Smith with the Texas General Land Office to purchase for $1500 the rights to harvest all candelillas plant growing on free public school lands in El Paso, Presido, and Jeff Davis counties for a term of five years. The state had in 1907 passed a statute and rules governing the harvesting of guayule, lechuguilla, and candelilla on state school lands in west Texas.
Close Window