Lonesome Dove Setting & Symbolism

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Lonesome Dove

Texas town near the Mexican border and longtime home of the Hat Creek Cattle Company. Sporting little more than a general store and a saloon called the Dry Bean, it is the town where former Texas rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McCrae have semi settled. Lonesome Dove is a quiet little town with one prostitute named Lorena who operates out of the only saloon. The town gets very few days of rain each year, and the nearby Hat Creek is a dry ditch most of the time.

Hat Creek Cattle Company

Company owned by Captain Call and Augustus McCrae in Lonesome Dove. Starting out as a cattle company that collected it's "free range" cattle from across the border in Mexico, they sell to outfits that would then drive the cattle north for sale. The Hat Creek Cattle Company employs any number of men, mostly former rangers...

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