The Big Ranch Country Double Mountain Books

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Texas Tech University Press #ad - Williams’s classic survey of the big ranches of the Southwest reaches deep into the stories of key players in American ranching history. A master storyteller, Williams connects these sites to living legends of the cattle and beef industry. He spent the night beneath the stars in colonel goodnight’s palo duro canyon, and glided along the base of the impressive Sawtooth Mountain for out in the Reynolds’ Kingdom of the Long X, drove across the state line near the original XIT fence northwest of Amarillo, half a hundred miles west of Fort Davis.

The big ranch country reaches far up into the Texas Panhandle, deep into the Big Bend of Trans-Pecos Texas, and down south to the great ranch empires of the Texas coast. W. Colorful tales of the finest cutting horse, the meanest cow thief, the most princely cowman of them all--even the hair-raising details of gunplay with a badman whose name cannot be revealed--are told in bare-knuckle fashion that leaves no cushion to soften the truth.

The Big Ranch Country Double Mountain Books #ad - This is an account of many journeys by car down roads that led to roundup grounds and to chuck with the cowboys; to the ranch homes of those who built the great cattle empires; to the Burnetts, the Pitchforks, the Spurs, and the Matadors; and to many points along the way where ranching history was made.

J. Williams was the first to publish maps of most of the great texas ranches and tells many of little-known stories of the land that once was home to Boley Brown, the prince of good neighbors; Quakers who moved to the plains to escape the wicked world; and the Hank Smiths, whose famous old rock house was once the last “outpost of civilization.

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The XIT Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado Volume 34 The Western Frontier Library Series

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University of Oklahoma Press #ad - Evetts haley, now made available to readers every· where. Among the famous ranch brands of texas are the T Anchor, JA, Bar C, 777, Diamond Tail, and XIT. It is the one volume that, more than any other, portrays the early-day cattle business of the West. It is the story of a wild prairie, buffalo, mustangs, roamed by Indians, that became a country of railroads, oil fields, and antelope, prosperous farms, and carefully bred herds of cattle.

And the greatest of these was XIT—The XIT Ranch of Texas. It was not the first ranch in west texas, but after its formation in the eighteen-eighties it became the largest single operation in the cow country of the Old West and covered more than three million acres, all fenced. The state of texas patented this huge rectangle of land, " to the Capitol Freehold Land and Investment Company of Chicago, at the time considered by many to be part of "the great American desert, in exchange for funds to erect the state capitol building in Austin.

The XIT Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado Volume 34 The Western Frontier Library Series #ad - The xit ranch of texas is the epic account of a ranching operation about which many know a little but only a few very much. The development and operation of this pastoral enterprise and its relation to the history of Texas is the subject of this great and widely discussed book by J. This "desert" became a legend in the cattle business, and it remains today a memory to thousands who recall the era when mustangs and longhorns grazed beneath the brand of the XIT.

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Charles Goodnight: Cowman and Plainsman

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University of Oklahoma Press #ad - He ranged a country as vast as Bridger ranged. Vrain, and Lucien Maxwell. An exciting story of a texas ranger, arizona, adventurer, and immigration officer who became a symbol of his age while gambling with death in the wild frontier regions of Texas, and Old and New Mexico. He rode with the boldness of Fremont, guided by the craft of Carson.

Charles Goodnight: Cowman and Plainsman #ad - Evetts haley, vividly told, himself no stranger to the West, witty, thrilling, provides a fully readable and important western biography, and completely authentic. Charles goodnight knew the West of Jim Bridger, Dick Wooton, Kit Carson, St. His vigorous zest for life enabled him to live intensely and amply, and in this book by J.

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Tales of Old-Time Texas

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University of Texas Press #ad - These stories, and many more, make Tales of Old-Time Texas a beloved classic certain to endure for generations. With his eye for color and detail, and his heart open to the simple truth of folk wisdom and ways, his ear for the rhythm of language and song, he movingly and unpretentiously spins the tales of our collective heritages.

It is for good reason that J. Other stories in this outstanding collection regale us with odd and interesting characters and events: the stranger of Sabine Pass, the Apache secret of the Guadalupes, the planter who gambled away his bride, and the Robinhooding of Sam Bass. Dobie's recollections include such classics in lone star State lore as the tale of Jim Bowie's knife, the story of the Wild Woman of the Navidad, the legend of the Texas bluebonnet, and the account of the headless horseman of the mustangs.

Tales of Old-Time Texas #ad - As dobie himself says: "Any tale belongs to whoever can best tell it. Here, then, is a collection of the best Texas tales—by the Texan who can best tell them. Frank dobie is known as the Southwest's master storyteller. This he does in tales of old-time Texas, exciting historical episodes, a heartwarming array of twenty-eight stories filled with vivid characters, and traditional themes.

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We Pointed Them North: Recollections of a Cowpuncher

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University of Oklahoma Press #ad - For more than fifty years he was known to cowmen from Texas to Alberta as "Teddy Blue. This is his story, as told to Helena Huntington Smith, who says that the book is "all Teddy Blue. Here is a self-portrait by a cowboy which is full and honest. And teddy blue himself says, "other old-timers have told all about stampedes and swimming rivers and what a terrible time we had, but they never put in any of the fun, and fun was at least half of it.

So here it is—the cowboy classic, with the "terrible" times and the "fun" which have entertained readers everywhere. Abbott was a cowboy in the great days of the 1870's and 1880's. Because the cowboy flourished in the middle of the Victorian age, which is certainly a funny paradox, no realistic picture of him was ever drawn in his own day.

We Pointed Them North: Recollections of a Cowpuncher #ad - He came up the trail to montana from texas with the long-horned herds which were to stock the northern ranges; he punched cows in Montana when there wasn't a fence in the territory; and he married a daughter of Granville Stuart, the famous early-day stockman and Montana pioneer. E. First published in 1939, with drawings by nick eggenhofer, and with the full, We Pointed Them North has been brought back into print by the University of Oklahoma Press in completely new format, original text.

My part was to keep out of the way and not mess it up by being literary.

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Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West

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Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - The tale takes us from dust-choked cattle drives to the unlikely splendors of boomtowns like Abilene, Kansas, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. We meet a diverse array of players—from the expert cowboy Teddy Blue to the failed rancher and future president Teddy Roosevelt. We venture from the Texas Panhandle to the Dakota Badlands to the Chicago stockyards.

These few decades following the civil War brought America its greatest boom-and-bust cycle until the Depression, the invention of the assembly line, and the dawn of the conservation movement. Eamon dolan. It inspired legends, such as that icon of rugged individualism, the cowboy. Yet this extraordinary time and its import have remained unexamined for decades.

Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West #ad - Cattle kingdom reveals the truth of how the West rose and fell, and how its legacy defines us today. Knowlton shows us how they and others like them could achieve so many outsized feats: killing millions of bison in a decade, building the first opera house on the open range, driving cattle by the thousand, and much more.

A revolutionary new appraisal of the Old West and the America it made The open range cattle era lasted barely a quarter-century, but it left America irrevocably changed. Cattle kingdom is a revelatory new view of the Old West.

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Kings of Texas: The 150-Year Saga of an American Ranching Empire

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Wiley #ad - Praise for kings of texas""kings of texas is a fresh and very welcome history of the great King Ranch. Brands, author of the age of Gold and the bestselling Pulitzer Prize finalist The First American Eamon dolan. A compelling chronicle of war, and death in the region where the Texas-Mexico border blurs in the haze of the Wild Horse Desert, birth, peace, betrayal, love, it is also an intriguing detective story with links to the present-and a first-rate read.

H. W. It should find a wide audience. Larry mcmurtry, author of sin killer and the Pulitzer Prize--winning Lonesome Dove""This book is about the King Ranch, but it is about much more than that. It's concise but thorough, crisply written, meticulous, and very readable.

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Texas Cattle Barons: Their Families, Land and Legacy

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Ten Speed Pr #ad - Eamon dolan. In texas cattle barons, their families, Land and Legacy thirteen families discuss the reality of owning and working some of the largest land holdings in the state of Texas. Join the owners of the broseco, and Williams ranches as they discuss breeding programs, grazing patterns, Moorhouse, and the pursuit of the ultimate "beef animal.

Listen as the gibsons and the Ryans reveal their passion for the land and their hope for the future. Most have owned some or all of their land for generations, others bought into their properties over time, all have risen to the challenge of taking the cattle industry into the next millennium. Learn firsthand from ranchers like al and mike micailef, and Jon and Jackie Means about the hard work, Jim and James McAllen, discipline, and faith required to make a cattle ranch work in this age of big business.

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My Sixty Years on the Plains: Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Eamon dolan. In writing this book the author had only one end in view, that of relating in a simple way his experiences as a mountaineer. In these days, when such experiences are fast becoming a thing of the past, the story is of special interest.

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The Trail Drivers of Texas: Interesting Sketches of Early Cowboys

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Eamon dolan. These are the chronicles of the trail drivers of Texas those rugged men and, sometimes, women who drove cattle and horses up the trails from Texas to northern markets in the late 1800s. Gleaned from members of the old time trail drivers' association, all interesting form an invaluable cornerstone to the literature, some rambling, these hundreds of real life stories some humorous, history, some chilling, and folklore of Texas and the West.

The Trail Drivers of Texas: Interesting Sketches of Early Cowboys #ad - John marvin hunter march 18, 1880 – june 29, historian, journalist, 1957 was an author, and printer who founded the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera, Texas. The museum, opened in 1933, which contains about 40, 000 artifacts of the American West, It is named for Hunter's Frontier Times magazine, which was first published in 1923.

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A Texas Cowboy, or, Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - By the time he published this autobiography in 1885 at the age of thirty, he declares, Siringo was an ambitious and confident fellow - "money, and lots of it", is the prime reason he wrote his memoirs. Charles A. In 1886, the year after this autobiography appeared, Siringo would enroll in the Pinkertons: bored with cowboy life, it was as a detective working undercover that his abilities were truly realized.

Perhaps the most vivid highlight among these recollections regards Billy the Kid, one of the most notorious outlaws to ever emerge in the West. Born and raised on the western frontier, it was through his years in the West that Siringo learned the rural life of a cowboy. The book begins with charles siringo's account of his early life, as the son of immigrants; his father an Italian and his mother Irish.

A Texas Cowboy, or, Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony #ad - We follow his early life in and around Dodge City, learning the ways of the cattle hand and witnessing a few remarkable sights along the way. As well as for his time as a lawman, Siringo was famous for epitomizing the spirit of adventure and free roaming that characterized North America during the 19th century.

Eventually, siringo sets up shop as a merchant, where he found the time to author this memoir. Eamon dolan. Something of a nemesis for the law-abiding Siringo, the pursuit of Billy occupies several chapters of this book.

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