Contents of this volume:
Further Mentions: Lieut. Col. P. H. Relf,, In 1849, the
Drunken Bully Started
Paul Wellman. The, in the early '1870's, was as notorious as ever were
Further Mentions: Dr. T, S. Floyd., Judge R. W. Muse, one of the city's first residents, Mr. Peter, Boot-foot Hill 'Which once was populous with graves of those, who died violently. Snyder and Welsh, Gregory's saloon, the
Pioneer Mother Tells of Early Days
By. Speaks of Sullivan family, early pioneers on
Further Mentions: Arthur Sullivan, Sullivan's dam, Arch McVickars and the Gibbons,
J. Frank Dobie. Captain Crouch's foreman Otis Coggins, while riding near Loma Escondida, sees a mysterious stranger riding into a mesquite tree, and back out agian! His investigations lead to a discovery that…
Further Mentions: Captain Crouch, a veteran of cow camps, Loma Escondida. Presidio Crossing on the Leona River, Jeff Cassidy, the 7D's, the old L7 ranch, Sheriff Rhodes, Friotown, Newton boys, Alfredo, Trebe's commissary, the Trebes ranch, Otis Coggins, the Crouch ranch,
Will the glorious frontier force of
Further Mentions: It was in 1874 that the first financial provision was made by the legislature for the maintenance of a ranger force. John B. Jones of Corsicana, H. M. Bundy, Capt. J. B. Gillett, Lipans and Kickapoos, Comanches and Kiowas, Apaches, Capt. John Ikerd, Lieut. Millican of Ikerd's company, Capt. H. J. Richard, Fort Duncan, Dr. Woolbridge, Corp. Eckhart, David Adams, Eagle Pass road, the Blance, 16 miles east of Fort Inge, Walter Richarz and Joseph Riff., Capt. McNelly
The Adventures of Big-Foot Wallace
By John C. Duval. First Published in 1870 (Continued from last month). This installment brings Big-Foot to the ill-fated Mier Expedition. Great step-by-step account with the great hero into the hell-hole of
Further Mentions: Tonkawa warriors, Tom Jones, Bill Decker, Jeff Bonds, Big-Foot's ranch., Brigadier-General Somerville, De Boyce, Colonel Bennett, General Green, Colonel Cook, Colonel Fisher, Tom Hancock, Captain Sameron, Dr. Sennickson, Mexican officers, Algereto and Carasco. General Ampudia,
By Frederick C. Chabot,
Further Mentions: the site of modern Bexar or Bejar, situated about twenty miles south of
Told by Mathis Woman
San Antonio Express. Story of, who lived sixty years in the
Old Broad, King of Longhorns, Coming Back
The Autograph Library
"The one and only very original Autograph, Library at Christmas Cove, founded, developed and maintained entirely by, the Poet Ranchman of Texas, is a great addition to Christmas Cove and thereabouts. Many autographed copies are included in the library. Numerous names are mentioned in story. "Mr. Chittenden was born in Montclair, though, he has long been interested in Jones County, Texas, where he still has a large ranch of many thousand acres and a very flourishing colony of 45 families, all interested in farming, cattle and…"
Veteran Officer Tells of Wild Days
By. Lawman speaks of wild days in and around. An excerpt: ""We lived the first winter in
Under tire reconstruction, period, the lawlessness of war times bad been continued in,
Further Mentions: Paris, Clarksville, McKinney, The Houston & Texas Central Railroad, Ellis County, Waco, The Waco Tap Railroad, a spur *of the Houston & Texas Central, from Bremond to Waco, Lampasas and Brownwood, both wild towns, Coryell. Hamilton and Brown Counties, Constable Joe Ellison, Brann's Iconoclast, the day the Harris brothers were killed by Judge G. B, Gerald, Lon Moore and his brother, who had killed Abe Pate, Deputy Sheriff of Dallas County. Sheriff Ben Cabell., 'Deputy Sheriff Pate, Allison Harrison,
Woman Who Fought Savages Smiles at Troubles
San Antonio Express. Story of brave, who when she was just 14 did the family laundry in a creek and at one time was attacked by Indians while gathering it. She was forced to battle hand to hand with a savage to defend her baby brother at the same time.
"It was about sundown," she said "when my three little brothers, a visiting boy, Lon White, and I went down to the creek, which flowed about 100 yards from our home. I being the older, and a girl, was delegated to take the laundry from the bushes on which I had hung it earlier in the day. I reached resignedly for the first piece but never touched it for as I turned I saw an Indian hiding in the thick bushes with his rifle trained directly on me. I screamed to my companions to run and at the same time heard the detonation of the gun and felt the impact of the bullet.
"The Indian ran, toward me as he fired and seized my hair as if to scalp me. A net I wore came off in his fingers and, evidently at a loss, he threw me down on the ground and caught up my little brother, George. George was, standing near me and I grabbed him at the same time. The Indian tried to jerk him away but I held on with what little strength I had left. - I hesitate to think what might have happened then had not the family pet ' - a huge bulldog, come up snarling and engaged the Indian from the rear. His arrival and that of my mother with a rifle clutched in determined hands caused a rather precipitate retreat; not, however, before they had fired a, parting shot at me which struck me just above the left elbow.
Further Mentions: a farm about 10 miles from Jacksboro on Keechi Creek, where the attack occurred, Lon White, Jim Kelton; Upshur county, J. C. Cox, Decatur, Gen. Jim Throckmorton,
J. Frank Dobie (an authority on the Bowie knife) Offers little known background and info on both the famous
Further Mentions: James Bowie was born in
Texan Saw "Stars Fall"
By Mike Pinehart.
"I was about 15 years old, then," She said. "We lived in
"I screamed to father. The whole family came rushing out. For a moment, father gazed at the scene of falling fire. I could see his face as the flashes lit up everything, and it had a look I shall never forget.
'Children,' he said, 'the world is coming to an end. We had better…
Further Mentions: Mrs. Roberts, who before her marriage was Julia Palmer, born in
Woman Describes Pioneer Days in
By Marjorie Rogers, Marlin,
Further Mentions: Sarah Melvina Greer, daughter of John Greer, was born in
"There was only one log store that is now known as the city of
Further Mentions: On
LOST WILD. STALLION ON
The king of the stallions, the last of the wild horses in
Photostatic copies of a letter writ. ten May 18,, 1836, by from San Augustine to his brother in
The first part of the letter tells of the possibilities of
According to the letter, Allen, was staking all his possessions on
A PIONEER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION
One of the early and most noted educational institutions of
The founder and only owner of the school was born in
Like many Southern institutions, McKenzie Institute was…