Known for its strong and nutritious grass, the Archer County has earned its reputation as the nation’s “Short Grass Ranching Capital.” It is also a great spot for hunting, being home to dove, quail, deer turkey and wild hogs. Aside from ranching and oil production, which are its two main industries, the county is also home to internationally popular native "sons." First is Pulitzer Prize author Larry McMurtry, which put the county seat, Archer City on the map. Movies based on his novels, The Last Picture Show and Texasville, were filmed right on the streets of Archer City. The city's bookshop Booked Up is also an internationally popular spot and dubbed as the mecca for book lovers, with its collection of rare and scholarly books.
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