Postcards from Mike to Alice

Though we remember Bayou Bend and Varner Plantation far more frequently, the Hogg family also had a family ranch in Mexico. On our recent trip to see the Mike Hogg archives in Houston, we found photographs of cattle drives on the Mexican property. One of our favorite finds came in the form of postcards between Mike Hogg and his future wife, Alice, where he describes the slower pace of life in Mexico. The Hoggs famously fought against the Temperance Movement and here we get a glimpse into the laissez-faire attitude of Mike while on vacation to the ranch. Cheers!