Taming the Big Bend : a history of the extreme western portion of Texas from Fort Clark to El Paso / by Mrs. O.L. Shipman.

Author
Shipman, Alice Jack (Dolan), 1889- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
[Austin, Tex.] : [Printed by Von Boeckmann-Jones Co.], [©1926]
Description
viii, 215 p. front., ports., fold. map. 24 cm.

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Notes
"Sketches of pioneer citizens and places of historical interest": p. [171]-207.
Contents
  • The first American settlers. Mail route established. Creation of Presidio and El Paso Counties
  • Journey of Boundary Commission across the Trans-Pecos region. Major Emory at Comanche Springs in 1851
  • The camel experiment. Beginnings of cattle industry. Getting the mail from Fort Clark to Fort Davis
  • Abandonment of posts during civil war. Resumption of freighting after war. Fort Davis reoccupied
  • Freighting on the Overland and Chihuahua Trails
  • Permanent military buildings erected at Fort Davis. Organization of Presidio County
  • Famous Indian fighters: Lieutenant John L. Bullis and Lieutenant John B. Hood
  • When force was employed in love affairs as well as in affairs of state
  • The Salt War of San Elizario
  • The Texas Rangers and the Apaches
  • Ranchers and ranching of early days
  • Law west of the Pecos
  • The Guadalupe Mountains. A true story of early settlers and two legends
  • Mining in the Big Bend
  • A period of prosperity and development. Banditry during the Mexican Revolutions
  • The military camp at Marfa
  • The Big Bend tamed
  • Sketches of pioneer citizens and places of historical interest.
LCCN
26016116
OCLC
2653779
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