Elijah E. "Buddy" Fogelson (1900 - 1987)

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Elijah E.. Fogelson
1900 - 1987
February 16, 1900
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska United States
December 1, 1987
Dallas, Texas
Elijah E. "Buddy" Fogelson was born on February 16, 1900 in Lincoln, Nebraska United States. He died on December 1, 1987 at Dallas, Texas at 87 years of age.
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Elijah E. "Buddy" Fogelson was an American lawyer, Army colonel, businessman, horse and cattle breeder, and philanthropist. Born: February 16, 1900, Lincoln, NE Died: December 1, 1987, Dallas, TX Spouse: Greer Garson (m. 1949–1987) Education: Texas Christian University
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The Fogelson/Garson years Greer Garson and cowboy ranch hands at,Forked Lightening Ranch at Pecos National Historical Park in Pecos New Mexico was once home to Hollywood star Greer Garson and her husband Buddy Fogelson. Greer Garson (3rd from right) with Forked Lightning Ranch staff, courtesy National Park Service Fast forward to 1941; Texas oil and cattle man, Elijah E. “Buddy” Fogelson bought the ranch and turned it into a working cattle ranch. Over the years, he expanded his holding to over 13,000 acres; raising Santa Gertrudus cattle, acquired from the famous King Ranch in Texas. In 1949, Fogelson married Hollywood star, Greer Garson (Mrs. Miniver, Random Harvest) and they spent summers on the ranch. Garson refurbished the home and entertained many famous people here. When Fogelson passed away in 1987, his adopted son inherited the additional acres acquired and Garson got the original 5,500 acre ranch. The land must be a Hollywood magnet. Part of the son’s portion was sold to Jane Fonda and Ted Turner. Actor Val Kilmer bought a second large piece of the land. The power couple called their spread Forked Lightning Ranch. Fonda still lives there. Kilmer’s portion was named Pecos River Ranch. He sold most of his holdings in 2011. Garson and Fogelson were very generous to what is now the Pecos National Historic Park. They donated over 300 acres to the site (then Pecos National Monument) in 1960. The couple paid over half the costs to build the site’s Visitors’ Center (built on the land they donated) in the early 1980’s. They also donated 80 per cent of the cost of the museum, added later. In 1991, Garson transferred her share of Forked Light­ning Ranch to the National Parks Service to preserve the land. If you go to Forked Lightning Ranch The trading post at Forked Lightening Ranch at Pecos National Historical Park in Pecos New Mexico in the 1920s The Trading Post at Forked Lightning Ranch in the 1920’s, photo/courtesy National Park Service Tours are on Sundays at 1:30pm weather and road conditions permitting. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling (505) 757-7200. Admission to the Park is $3. National Park pass holders are free. The tour is an additional $2 per person. In addition to Forked Lightning Ranch, the tour stops by Kozlowski’s Trading Post, a way station for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail. Kozlowski bought the original one-room building (dating to 1810) in 1858, added to it and opened for business. It was included in the acreage that Austin bought. While at the Pecos National Historical Park, visit the Pecos Pueblo site. The loop walk, a mile and a quarter, takes about 45 minutes. From Memorial Day through Labor Day there are ranger-led tours at 10am daily. These are between 90 minutes to two hours long. The Pueblo Revival-style Visitors’ Center offers a short educational film about the site, a museum and a gift shop.

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Elijah E. "Buddy" Fogelson passed away on December 1, 1987 at Dallas, Texas at 87 years old. He was born on February 16, 1900 in Lincoln, Nebraska United States. We have no information about Elijah's immediate family.

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In 1900, in the year that Elijah E. "Buddy" Fogelson was born, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1917, when he was 17 years old, the U.S. Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark in January. While they are U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders are ineligible to vote for the President of the United States.

In 1951, by the time he was 51 years old, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

In 1962, by the time he was 62 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1987, in the year of Elijah E. "Buddy" Fogelson's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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