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EST.  1905

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The Ranches at Bar-V-Bar represents the first ever partition of our Texas ranch.  Founded in 1905 by Arthur MacArthur Monteith, the ranch has been in continuous operation for over 117 years.  Arthur Monteith was the epitome of the country gentleman of his time, practicing law in the hills of Salado and Belton until his death in 1913.  His son, Walter Embree Monteith took over the management of the ranch and established our iconic -V- brand, which has been synonymous with fine hoof stock for generations.  Walter led a colorful and distinguished life.  He fought with the British in the Boer War in South Africa, served as a District Judge in Harris County and was elected Mayor of Houston in 1929.  He then became Chief Justice of The First Court of Appeals of the State of Texas until his death in 1953.  Despite his career obligations, he made time to spend every holiday and most weekends at his beloved -V-.  Walter's heirs are also attorneys and have prepared the following covenants and restrictions to the exacting standards of Arthur and Walter Monteith. Our collective family goal is to protect property values, maintain a classic hill country setting and be good neighbors.  Several generations of Monteith's still live on the ranch and plan to be buried there, just as their ancestors have done.

We look forward to sharing our special ranch with you and your family. We are proud to close each ranch sale at Monteith Abstract and Title Company which was founded by Arthur Monteith in 1876.



The Monteith Family

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