SOME NAMES MENTIONED IN THIS VOLUME:
Jim Adams; E. M. Ainsworth; Allison; Capt Arrington; Sam Ashburn; ; Amos C. Babcock; Eliza Ward Baker; Fannie Baker; Hance Baker; Capt Moseley Baker; Mrs Moseley Baker; George W. Judge Barcus; Barker; Will C. Barnes; Mrs J. T. Barr; Rev J. T. Barr; H. W. Baylor; Thompson Bean; Jim Bludso; J. L. Bomer; Edward Borein; Borein; Charley Bowdre; Mrs Fred Brown ; G. A. Brown; Mary C. Brown; T. S. Bugbee; A. A. Burck; Burleson; Hinton Caldwell; Austin Callan; Capt Cannon; Capt John W. Cannon; F. G. Carnes; Gen Carr; Jesse Cass; O. S. Clark; J. J. Coates; M. A. Coates; Chas H. Coe; Coke; A. M. Collins; H. E. Conn; Joshua Coppersmith; Lee Corn; Geore Cox; Joseph Cox; Samuel Cox; Cornelius A. Craven; Chief Crazy Horse; Frank P. Crow; Prof Crow; R. F. Cutler; Mrs O. C. Cutter; "Bud" Daggett; Charlie Daggett; John Daggett; Daggett; John P. Daggett; Daggett; Jim Dahlman; A. D. Dardin; Fannie Dardin; Sarah M. Daugherty; Jacob Dibert; ; W. L. R. Dixon; Dobie; Rev E. Dubbs; A. J. Dunlap; Duval; L. R. Dyer; J. B. Earhart; Jim East; Dr O. Eastland; Mrs Amos Edwards; S. P. Elkins; Capt B. L. Elliott; Charles B. Farwell; John V. Farwell; Rip Ford; Jim Fridge; Emiline Gardenhire; ; Pat Garrett; Henry Gernbacher; Gillett; Billy Glass; C. Goodnight; ; Lt A. W. Greeley; Gen Thomas Green; J. M. Harkey; John R. Harris; James B. Hawkins; John Hay; Capt Jack Hayes; John C. (Jack) Hays; Wallace Hebberd; Doc Holliday; John Holmes; Temple Houston; J. Winford Hunt; Rev H. S. Hunter; ; M. R. Hunter; A. T. Jackson; Ross James; Jones; Bill Kelley; Liza; John B. Kendrick; R. G. Kimbell; W. D. Kindall; John H. Kirby; Gen F. P. Brig Lahm; Pres Lamar; Mrs Fletcher P. Layton; Capt Leathers; Leathers; Capt Thomas P. Leathers; Grooms Lee; R. E. Lee; Lehmann; Vernon Lemley; Dr Louis Leroy; William W. Lewis; Chief Lone Wolf; W. L. Lyon; Marcy ; Bat Mastereson; F. M. McCaleb; McKenzie; D. C. McMeans; Milam; Capt H. C. Miller; George Moore; T. W. Morrison; O. H. Judge Nelson; Ike Newton; Dr Nicholson; Dr M. C. Overton; Capt B. B. Paddock; Frank Parguad; Chief Quanah Parker; J. H. Parks; Charles Elliott Perkins; Gifford Pinchot; C. Pingenot; Jake Platt; John Platt; Radd Platt; Sam Platt; Tom Platt; John W. Poe; E. W. Provine; Chief Rain-In-The-Face; Joshua Raynolds; Tex Richards; Roberts; Dr Joseph W. Robertson; Walter Robertson; Walter M. Robertson; Rose; James Rusk; Santa Anna; ; Saunders; Mattheas Schnell; Chas Shideler; Short; A. L. Shotwell; Hank Simmons; Charley Siringo; Rev J. J. Stanton; Capt Stephen; William C. Stewart; Capt E. T. Sturgeon; Chief Sun-Kee; Wiley Tarter; Abner Taylor; A. W. Judge Terrell; H. Train; Mark Twain; Edward Baron von Woehrmann; L. D. Walters; H. C. Gov Warmouth; W. W. Wheeler; Jim Whisenant; J. M. White; Harrison Whyson; J. P. Wilson; John W. Wilson; Lt Wilson; Edward Baron von Woehrmann; Tom Woolery; Lt Woolford; Lt Woolfork; Wortham; Sam Wright; John Wynan; Archibald Wynnes; Wynne Wynne;
Contents of this volume:
General Tom Green
Brief life account of General Thomas Green who was born in Amelia county, Virginia,
June 8, 1814. As a young man, Green, upon learning of the conditions of , came and joined the Texan army as a private, in March, 1836, and was in the campaign that culminated April 21, at Texas San Jacinto. He was promoted to a lieutenancy for gallantry in this battle. He then held many official position until 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate Army. Early in 1861 he was made colonel of a regiment in the Sibley expedition into and performed conspicuous service in the Battle of Val Verde. On New Mexico the 31st of December, 1862, he was in immediate command of the forces that captured , and from that time up to his death he was in various campaigns in Galveston . On the 12th day of April, 1864, he was killed at the battle of Blair's Landing, on Louisiana Red River, in . Louisiana
Fight Loss Valley
The Following account of the Loss Valley Fight was related by Walter M. Robertson of
, who with his comrade, William W. Lewis, of Menard, were members of Maj. John B. Jones’ escort detailed, from Co. D. Frontier Battalion. The account begins by relating the events of the Adobe Walls Fight which took place in June 1874, and then to describe in detail the Austin, Texas fight. Contains old B&W phot showing: S. P. Elkins, Tishomingo, Oklahoma; H. E. Corin, Floresville, Texas; W. W. Lewis, Menard, Texas; J. M. Harkey, San, Saba, Texas; T. L. Bomer, San Saba, Texas; Walter Robertson, Austin, Texas; Captain Dan W. Roberts, Austin, Texas; James B. Hawkins, Montana. Loss Valley
Further Mentions: Mr. Robertson * Jesse Cass and Tom Woolery * Quanah Parker, Comanche, and Lone Wolf, the Kiowa chief. * Major John B. Jones * Captain Stephen's company * Lieutenant Wilson of Stephens' company * Walter M, Robertson and Ross James * Lee Corn of Coldwell's Company * George Moore of Maltby's Company * Bailey and Porter, of Stephens' Company * William W. Lewis, now of Menard, and Walter M. Robertson of
* Dr. Nicholson * John Holmes from Company D. * Jacksboro * Billy Glass * Grooms Lee * Loving's ranch * Wheeler * Salt Creek * Walter M. Robertson * Dr. Joseph W. Robertson * Austin
RECORD OF ANCIENT WORLD BEING LOST IS AT PAINT ROCK
Story Of Buried Treasure In
By H. W. Baylor.
Three significant accounts of treasure in
are related here. First, a treasure buried near the old road that leads from Uvalde to Los Moras, secondly, a buried treasure at a place known as the Texas , and thirdly a treasure on the road from Cariza Pass to Bandera. San Antonio
Further mentions: C. Pingenot, one of the pioneers of
West Texas, a Southern soldier and a princely gentleman * Turkey Creek * John Wynan, a stone mason who made his home with Mr. Pingenot * "The -Louisiana Tigers," a noted Confederate regiment from * Uncle Bill Kelley, who had lived in almost every county in New Orleans West Texas * Captain H. C. Miller Sr., of Brenham *
Historic Trees of Texas
A. T. Jackson.
A number of trees notable for their beauty and especially for their historical significance are described in this article. One of the most famous trees intertwined with Texas history is "The 'I'reaty Oak" -a great live oak which stands near the west bank of the Colorado River, within the city limits of Austin. Another tree mentioned is a beautiful, moss-covered tree under which General Sam Houston lay wounded, after the Battle of San Jacinto, when General Santa Anna was brought captive before him. Another tree of great historic interest is that Beneath a large live oak Near the courthouse inn the town of
, Columbus . Also mentioned is a large oak tree on the banks of the Texas , a few hundred yards south of the bridge on the Belton-Temple pike. Leon River
Further mentions: the first election in
* a great live oak growing at Rio Frio, in Bell County * the largest tree in Real County , from the standpoint of size of trunk * 600 year old tree. The branches of this gigantic oak have a spread of 127 feet * The State Federation of Women's Clubs * John R. Harris * Stephen F. Austin * Ben Milam Chapter of the Daughters of the Texas Republic of Texas *
Of Devil's River" Battle
D. C. McMeans.
Story about a bloody fight with Indians in the spring of 1873, between the Sycamore and Devil's River that resulted in the scalping and near death of the author.
Mentions: a little place called Brackett * Jim Adams, who made up a cow outfit * Mr. Adams * the cook (old Jake) * Wiley Tarter * L. D. Walters, of
* Joshua Coppersmith * Tucson, Arizona
Baron Buried Where He FellSam Ashburn in Western Weekly Magazine
A member of German royalty,
settler and rancher Edward Baron von Woehrmann is credited with having brought the first sheep to southwest Texas . He was brutally cut off by an ambush bullet on Texas April 21, 1877, and was buried where he fell. This was at a time when there was great resentment between cattlemen and the early sheep ranchers.
Further mentions: Live
, near Oak Canyon * Uvalde, Texas Pecos county * Ex-Texas Ranger R. G. Kimbell *
Sketch Of Panhandle's First Settlements
This is an excellent account of the very earliest explorations and settlements in the Panhandle. Written by a man who ought to know, it is an excellent piece of research and history. If you are interested in early Panhandle history, it is a must-have.
* Western Cross Timbers * Lieutenant Woolfork * Wichita Mountains * old Young County * Fort Belknap * Captain Marcy * Pease River , now in Fort Cobb * Canyon Ceta Blanca, near Oklahoma . * Paloduro * Canyon City * the Fort Elliott * T. S. Bugbee * the organization of Quitaque County * Mobeetie * Donley County * Rev. E. Dubbs He was elected Wheeler County of County Judge * the Christian Colony reached Donley County, and settled on Salt Fork at the mouth of Carroll Creek seven miles north of Clarendon * The Rev. J. J. Stanton * the Quitaque and Matador Ranch * the Panhandle Cattle Association * Judge O. H. Nelson * Donley County * The organization was made with G. A. Brown, as County Judge, John. Wheeler County W. Wilson, sheriff ; W. D. Kindall, treasurer ; J. H. Parks, surveyor ; C.. Goodnight, T. W. Morrison and L. R. Dyer, county commissioners * Judge White * W. L. R. Dixon * John W. Poe, a deputy sheriff of Mobeetie * the noted "Billy, The Kid," * Pat Garrett * Tascosa *
The Story Of Will C. Barnes
By W. W. Wheeler.
Fifty-Seven Men and the entire race of Longhorn cattle owe their lives to Will C. Barnes, who was assistant forester in the Department of Agriculture and formerly a soldier, ranchman, legislator and adventurer. His bravery in 1880 saved the garrison of,
, from extinction by five hundred Indians who had surrounded the fort. The Congress of the Fort Apache, Ariz. voted to him for that distinguished exploit its notable military tribute, the congressional medal of honor. This is his story. United States
Further mentions: the
in Wichita National Forest * Oklahoma * Fort Apache * a civilian scout named Owens * A harmless Apache medicine man, Nock-ay-de-klinne * a way station now called Wilcox * Gifford Pinchot * the Signal Corps * Lieut. A. W. Greeley * Senator John B. Kendrick, Camp Thomas ranchman * Wyoming
By E. M. Ainsworth.
Description of lifestyle and interesting information regarding this unique Indian tribe.
Mentions: George W. Barcus, associate justice of the Tenth Court of Civil appeals at
* Waco, Texas and other sections of Taos * Carlsbad Cavern * New Mexico
Account describes the 1882 deal that was struck between the State of
, and the organization that was contracted to build the magnificent capitol building in Texas : the payoff – three million acres of “worthless” land which eventually produced an unimaginable fortune for the Austin builders. Chicago
Further mentions: John V. Farwell of
* the Farwell Syndicate * Amos C. Babcock of Chicago * the present site of Chicago * Charles B. Farwell and Abner Taylor * Mattheas Schnell of Amarillo * A. A. Burck * Rock Island, Illinois * Mr. Schnell * Amos C. Babcock, * Judge A. W. Terrell of Rockdale, Texas * Austin
John P. Daggett And His Cowboys
By Emiline Gardenhire
This is a story of a cattle outfit that moved off of Cedar Creek in Stephens County, Texas in 1879 and belonged to Jim Fridge and a Mr. McKee and settled on Little Wichita in
fifteen miles east of the little town of Baylor County . About the year 1887, it was purchased by John P. Daggett and became one of the best managed ranches in the West. John Daggett trained some young cowboys up on this ranch that was among the best in the Western country. A few of them were: J. J. and M. A. Coates, W. L. Lyon, Jim Whisenant and (E. M.) Emiline Gardenhire, the writer of this account, who became one of the famous ropers and riders of Seymour . Texas
Further mentions: "Little Charlie" Dagget * the Dagget brothers, "Bud," John and Charlie * Sam Wright * "Uncle Bunk" Adams- the best cowboy fiddler that ever drew a bow * Indian Creek in the Ike Newton range *
in Baylor county * Greer county * Knox county, Throckmorton county, Jack county, Big Wichita River county, Ford county * the ranch on Boggy Creek near its mouth on the Big Wichita * the Wichita Valley R. R. built through the Wichita range * Daggett's ranch * Brigadier General F. P. Lahm * Chas. H. Coe * A. M. Collins U. S.
A Rare Old Cook Book
Mrs. Fletcher P. Layton, of
includes some recipes from pioneer days. It is titled "The Great Western Cook Book," and it was used by Mrs. Layton's mother, Mrs. Coleman, in the 1860’s. Some excerpts: Medina, Texas
To Roast a Saddle of Venison
To preserve the fat, make a paste of flour and water, as much as will cover the venison; wipe the meat dry, rub some butter over a large sheet of paper, and cover the venison with it; then roll out the paste about three quarters of an Inch thick, and lay this all over the fat side, and cover it well with three or four sheets of strong, white paper, and tie it down securely. Have a strong fire, and baste the venison as soon as you lay it down to roast. It must be well basted all the time. A quarter of an hour before it is done, the string must be cut, and the paste carefully taken off; then baste it with butter, dredge it lightly with flour, and, when the froth rises…
To Roast a
Put the stuffing in under the breast, where the craw was taken out. Dredge the turkey well with flour, and baste it with melted butter. Keep it at a distance from the fire for the first half-hour, that it may warm gradually, then put it nearer, and when it is plumped up, and the steam draws near the fire…
Two pounds of sifted flour, two pounds of sifted loaf sugar, two pounds of fresh butter, eighteen eggs four pounds of currants, one pound of raisins, stoned and cut up; one half pound of almonds, blanched and chopped; one half pound of citron, one pound of, candied orange and lemon peel, cut into thin slices; a large nutmeg, grated; half an ounce of ground allspice; of ground cinnamon, mace, ginger, and corianders, a quarter of an ounce each, and a gill of brandy. Put the butter into a suitable vessel, in a warm place, cream it with the, hand, and mix it with the sugar and spices for some time; break in the eggs by degrees, and beat it twenty or thirty minutes; stir in the brandy, and then the flour, gradually; beat it well; then add the fruit, sweetmeats, and almonds, and mix all lightly together. Put it in a' cake pan, and bake it four hours or more, in a slow oven. The goodness-of a cake depends very much on its being well baked. When it is nearly cold, ice it, according to the following, recipe:
Take a pound of double refined loaf sugar, pounded and sifted through a fine sieve; beat the whites of six eggs into a froth; put in the sugar gradually, beating it well; then…
To a quart of sweet corn meal…
DREAM OF 73 YEARS AGO COMMEMORATED YEARLY
Terrible dream leads to the dfiscovery of an even more terrible disaster on
April 14, 1856.
Mentions: Jacob Dibert * Blue Lodge*
, forty miles from Pavia, Pa. * the Lost Children 'of the Alleghenies. " * Samuel Cox * Spruce Hollow * Harrison Whyson * Mrs. Sarah M. Daughtery of Cumberland, Md. * Mrs. Amos Edwards and Mrs. Fred Brown of Alum Bark * Samuel Cox, Johnstown, Pa * Dale, Ga
Saw Race Of
With Steamer Robert E. Lee Natchez
By William C. Stewart.
Account of the history of steamboats on the
, steamboat racing and one very special race in particular – the epochal race between the Mississippi and the Robert E, Lee. Natchez
Further mentions: The Bogie, a gasoline speedboat * Dr. Louis Leroy of
* the yacht Martha Jane * Mrs. Mary C. Brown of Memphis, Tenn * Former Gov. H. C. Warmouth of Fort Worth * Two Fort Worth men, E. W. Provine and Henry Gernbacher * Lee Gernsbacher * Capt. B. B. Paddock of Louisiana * The explosion of the Fort Worth Brandywine, one of the earliest and most frightful disasters of western waters * a race between the Brandywine and the Hudson * the St. Joseph * Probably the greatest race, despite the claims of the Lee and the Natchez, was that between the Eclipse and Shotwell in 1853 * Capt. E. T. Sturgeon * Capt. B. L. Elliott * a boat called the J. M. White * John Hay, one of the early chroniclers of the Mississippi steamboat * Jim Bludso * the Prairie Belle * the Movastar * Capt. Thomas P. Leathers (Old Push), most famous of all latterday captains * Capt. John W. Cannon * Captain Leathers * the New Orleans Picayune * Tex Richards * Frank Parguad * Captain Cannon *
Account of some of the more significant prarie fires of
and some of the intersting techniques employed in battling these feroscious blazes. Texas
Mentions: A sereis of the three large blazes that started near Midland in 1902 and burned up to about the south section line of the city of Lubbock one day and night, another started in New Mexico and burned across the northern part of this county and others on a line with that territory, on March 3, 1904, finally stopping when it reached Blanco Canyon * a fire that was started near Grovesville * Fire which destroyed grass on thirty-five or forty sections of land on the Spade ranch, west of Lubbock * one that surrounded the little Quaker colony of Estacado * J. Winford Hunt, who edited the only paper in Lubbock at that time * the Nunn, TBar and other ranches * the town of Abernathy * Crosby or Floyd county * the Yellowhouse canyon * Dr. M. C. Overton * the Yellowhouse ranch headquarters * J. B. Earhart * the old McKenzie trail *
John H. Kirby Goes Home; Is Host To Many
Account of the life and labors of pioneer
East Texas school teacher, Frank P. Crow, and his wonderful influence for many years at the , at Buxton School . Peach Tree Village
Further mentions: Mr. Kirby * Austin Callan, wellknown
newspaper man * the Alabama Indians * Sun-Kee, the chief * Dr. O. Eastland * F. M. McCaleb * Mrs. O. C. Cutter, of Texas * Mr. J. P. Wilson, Jasper, Palestine, Texas * Texas
H. S. Hunter.
Account of Mr. O. S. Clark, who in 1881 along with friend, Charley Shideler drifted to the Texas Panhandle. They set up ranching in a small way in the north fork of Palo Duro canyon. While in the Panhandle, Mr. Clark says he and his partner also found time to work for some of the big cattle companies. They mingled more or less with, the Goodnight outfit, the LX, the famous Hashknife…Tascosa was his stomping ground when the urge for town hit him. And sometimes, if he must travel far,
. Later the urge to be a banker struck him and he ended up for a period in Dodge City . This is his story. Attica, Indiana
Further mentions: the Central National Bank and Trust Co. * the San Luis
* Joshua Raynolds * Bat Mastereson * Luke Short, the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday * Clay Allison, "killer of bad men * Billy the Kid * Charley Siringo * Jim East * valley of Colorado * Pecos City * Pat Garrett * Charley Bowdre * Fort Sumner
Delivers Message That Caught Chief Rain-In-The-Face
Account of Cornelius A. Craven, famed Indian scout, who for many years owned the Open Buckle ranch south of Kandoka. During the Custer Indian massacre he was employed as a government scout. At this time he carried the message from Fort Bend Cloud, now
, to Fort Robinson , which resulted in the capture of Chief Rain-in-the-Face and Chief Crazy Horse, who had been instrumental in the massacre of Custer and his army. Fort Fetterman, Mont.
Further mentions: the Battle of Wounded Knee * Deadwood, Custer and
* his friends, Jim Dahlman and Hank Simmons * Rapid City * the Craven Creek, Nebraska Cheyenne rivercountry * the Pine Ridge country * the Cheyenne river ranch * Hermosa * General Carr *
Edward Borein, Etcher Of The West
Account of one of
's foremost cowboy artists, especially of the horses and cattle and life on the ranges of the Old West as he himself lived it in his early days. Mr. Borein's etchings are known in most of the galleries of America , and he ranks today as one of the great artists in the medium depicting the life of the cowboy. America
Further mentions: Charles Elliott Perkins * Wallace Hebberd of
* Santa Barbara and Zacatecas * Guadalajara , San Luis Rey, Purissima, Dolores, and Santa Cruz * San Luis Obispo
BODIES OF TWO REBURIED
The bodies of Capt. Mosely Baker and his wife have been exhumed from an abandoned cemetery adjoining
in Sam Houston Park and reburied in the Houston at State Cemetery , September 20. Captain Baker burned San Felipe de Austin to prevent its capture by the Mexican General, Santa Anna, and later commanded Company D of Texas Patriots at the Battle of San Jacinto. He was born in Austin , Norfolk, Va. Sept. 20, 1802, moving early in life to , where he was admitted to the bar. He arrived in Alabama Texas March 2, 1835, with his wife and daughter, and Oct. 9 of that year secured a league of land in Zavala's colony on the east . He early opposed … shore of Galveston Bay
Further mentions: Company D of Gen. Edward Burleson's regiment * Archibald Wynnes * His wife, Eliza Ward Baker * Their daughter, Fannie, married A. D. Dardin * Hance Baker, of
* La Porte
RANGER PLATT, TEXAS
Mentions: Tom and John Platt * John W. Bracken * His father was a Sergeant in Rip Fords Company, in the Mexican War * Five of the boys were State Rangers, Tom, Sam, John, Jake and Radd * McMurray's Company * Rev. J. T. Barr, of
* James Rusk Midland