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TEXAS HISTORY

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35,000 Days in Texas: A History of the Dallas News and Its Forbears, Acheson, Sam
1 Acheson, Sam 35,000 Days in Texas: A History of the Dallas News and Its Forbears
B01DDQCCFS HARDCOVER Used; Good 
Book is in Very Good condition. Jacket is price clipped and missing a W-shaped chip from top of spine. Jacket now protected by BroDart clear mylar cover. Signed and inscribed by Sam Acheson- Dallas 18 September 1967. Macmillan, New York, 1938. Hardcover. 1st Edition. First Printing. Full cloth; 8vo.,337pp. Photo illustrated. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
The Real Book About the Texas Rangers, Allen, Allyn
2 Allen, Allyn The Real Book About the Texas Rangers
B0007E5WLG HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Garden City Books, Garden City, 1952. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Jacket protected by BroDart clear mylar cover. C. L. Hartman (illustrator) (illustrator). Book Club Edition. An action packed, colorful appreciation of bravery of these lean-jawed soldiers of fortune. The Texas Rangers, with a history ripe in adventure, anecdote and personalities, has been a rich reservoir for Western material. Here is a lively account of some of the high spots since its founding in the early 1800's. Begun as a volunteer organization to protect settlers from Indian raids, the Texas Rangers came to be considered a Texas institution, whether in time of war, or in periods when internal war was waged against cattle thieves, bandits, killers and outlaws. This is the story, too, of famous Rangers, -- Armstrong, noted for the deadly persistence with which he tracked down the outlaws; McDonald, who when told he could not handle a mob single-handed is supposed to have answered, ""Well, you aint got but one mob, have you?""; Tumlinson, McCulloch, McNelly, on down to the 20th century Ranger Frank Hamer. 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
The Stolen Steers: A Tale of the Big Thicket, Bill Brett
3 Bill Brett The Stolen Steers: A Tale of the Big Thicket
0890960267 / 9780890960264 EX-LIBRARY HARDCOVER Used; Good 
EX-LIBRARY with usual stamps and pocket. Both book and Jacket are in Good condition. Bill Brett's folk tale of life in the Big Thicket takes place in the years around the turn of the century. Brett heard the story from the old man who had lived it. He retells it as a captivating, earthy yarn that won the National Cowboy Hall of Fame's Western Heritage Award for folklore in 1978, when it first appeared in cloth edition. The narrator, a young man hurt in an oilfield accident and down on his luck, runs out of money. When the opportunity presents itself, he steals a small herd of steers and a horse and sets out to drive them to a distant market. Suddenly his plans are halted when he comes down with a severe case of malaria. Fortunately he meets a poor but generous black man and woman who nurse him back to health, spending their last dollar to buy his medicine. Like a modern Robin Hood, the young man shares the fruits of his theft with the poor, trading the stolen steers for a small farm he then signs over to his benefactors. They never learn the source of their wealth, which they in turn continue to share with others. In one more effort to repay his friends--and in a final act of revenge for a wrong done to them--he ensures their security while giving up his own. 
Price: 8.95 USD
 
 
Sung at the Alamo, Calkins, William Hugh
4 Calkins, William Hugh Sung at the Alamo
B0006ANMOU HARDCOVER Used; Good 
Purple cloth cover boards. Spine shows fading and age spotting.Over all book is in Good condition, No Jacket. Mathis, Van Norton & Co, Dallas, Texas, 1937. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
5 Cate, Micael, Suterlin, Y Port Arthur Centennial History : Official Pictorial History of Port Arthur, Texas, 1898-1998
1997 188613006X / 9781886130067 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Looking Glass Media, Texas, 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Upper right corner of front cover bumped. No Jacket. 
Price: 110.00 USD
 
 
Historic Markers of Hardin County, Cecil & Renee Hart Wells
6 Cecil & Renee Hart Wells Historic Markers of Hardin County
Best Impression Printing HARDINCOUNTYHM First Edition FLEX-BINDING New 
80 pages of photos and descriptions of Historical Markers in Hardin County, Texas with other historic photos. 
Price: 21.00 USD
 
 
7 Christa Mims McInnis TEXAS Ah-Q Test -- A rib-ticklin' way to test yore Texas smarts
B001MNAKNG Used; Good 
Dos Ninas (1981). Small bookllet in good condition with light staining to cover. 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
 
Texas Almanac, Dallas Morning News
8 Dallas Morning News Texas Almanac
2003 0914511343 / 9780914511342 HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Book: Very Good. No Jacket. This Texas resource contains the latest information on such topics as: the natural environment (geology; rivers, lakes, and aquifers; plant and animal life; endangered species; soil types; and weather); demographic data and a detailed road map for each of Texas' 254 counties; lists of state and national parks and historic sites; an astronomical calendar; details of the 2002 elections; names of elected and appointed federal, state and local government officials; business and transportation statistics; minerals; population; agriculture; health statistics; education; and culture and the arts. Special features in the 2004-2005 edition include: a history of the frontier forts of Texas, two lines of forts running north to south that the US Army established shortly after Texas joined the Union in 1845 to protect settlers pushing west; the story of Fort Anahuac, which was built on the Gulf Coast in 1830 when Texas was still part of Mexico and which played a part in the Texas Revolution; a history of Polish immigrants in Texas: how and why they came to the Lone Star State and what they have added to the diverse cultural mix that is Texas; a condensed history of Texas that takes the reader from prehistoric times to the present; and the latest population estimates since the 2000 Census. 
Price: 9.95 USD
 
 
The Land, the Law and the Lord: The Life of Pat Neff, Governor of Texas 1921-1925.(SIGNED), David L. Scott
9 David L. Scott The Land, the Law and the Lord: The Life of Pat Neff, Governor of Texas 1921-1925.(SIGNED)
2007 0976115220 / 9780976115229 HARDCOVER Used; Good 
Home Place Publishers. Austin, Texas., 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Signed by Terell Blodgett and David Scott on title page. 
Price: 28.00 USD
 
 
10 Day, James Women of Texas
Texian Press 000GSMU9U EX-LIBRARY HARDCOVER Used; Good 
EX-LIBRARY, with usual markings, stamps, and pocket. Waco, TX: Texian Press, 1972, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Jacket Condition: Good, price clipped. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
Black Holocaust: The Paris Horror and a Legacy of Texas Terror (Signed), E. R. Bills
11 E. R. Bills Black Holocaust: The Paris Horror and a Legacy of Texas Terror (Signed)
Eakin Press 2015 1681790173 / 9781681790176 First TRADE PAPERBACK New 
Signed by E. R. Bills during his visit to our store 27 January 2017 From 1891 to 1922, Texans burned an average of one person of color at the stake a year for three decades. These burnings typically featured carnival atmospheres with thousands in attendance, including men, women and children who later described the spectacles as jovial "barbecues" or "roasts," and commemorated the events with "lynching" postcards. It was a period when many white Texans-previously enraged by Reconstruction-reasserted white primacy and terrorized black Texans with impunity. Join author E. R. Bills in this recounting of an African American holocaust. E. R. Bills is a Texas author and historian who also wrote "The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas" and "Texas Obscurities:: Stories of the Peculiar, Exceptional and Nefarious." 
Price: 26.95 USD
 
 
The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas (True Crime)(Signed), E.R. Bills
12 E.R. Bills The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas (True Crime)(Signed)
The History Press 2014 1626193525 / 9781626193529 TRADE PAPERBACK New 
Signed by E. R. Bills during his visit to our store 27 January 2017 History Press (SC), United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. In late July 1910, a shocking number of African Americans in Texas were slaughtered by white mobs in the Slocum area of Anderson County and the Percilla-Augusta region of neighboring Houston County. The number of dead surpassed the casualties of the Rosewood Massacre in Florida and rivaled those of the Tulsa Riots in Oklahoma, but the incident--one of the largest mass murders of blacks in American history--is now largely forgotten. Investigate the facts behind this harrowing act of genocide in E.R. Bills's compelling inquiry into the Slocum Massacre. 
Price: 27.95 USD
 
 
13 Elton N Gish Texaco's Port Arthur Works, A Legacy of Spindletop and Sour Lake
Infinity Press B0006RVQW8 First Edition LIMITED & SPECIAL EDITIONS Used; Like New 
Infinity Press, Buna, Texas, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: None. 1st Edition. The last history of The Texas Company (later known as Texaco, Inc.) was published by the company in 1952 for its 50th anniversary. "Texaco's Port Arthur Works" tells the early story of Texaco in much greater detail weaving it in with how the great Spindletop oil field went bust nearly forcing the company to declare bankruptcy. To save the company, Joseph Cullinan risked all of the company's assets on an unproven tract of land at Sour Lake. In the dark of night a gusher blew in, was capped off, and a fierce thunderstorm washed away the evidence, which allowed the company to keep the discovery a secret for more than three months until the land could be acquired. The extreme risk paid off and the rest is history. The book tells a fascinating history of Texaco that has never been told and the more than 1200 original photographs, many for glass negatives, reveal what it was like in the boom days as well as the seemingly never-ending construction that took place at the Port Arthur refinery. Don't miss this revealing story of one of the "seven sisters". You will not be able to put it down. This new book details the 100 year history (1903 to 2003) of Texaco's first refinery at Port Arthur, TX, the canning plant at Port Arthur Terminal, and Port Neches asphalt refinery. It contains 408 pages with more than 1200 photographs that show every aspect of running a refinery and canning and shipping the products. Many of the photos have not been seen in over 60 years! Would you believe there was a man-operated monorail as early as 1918? More than 25,000 negatives and original photographs were searched and only the best were selected for this incredible book.
The Port Neches ashphalt refinery is actually older than Port Arthur Works. This refinery on the Neches River was started by a Minnesota Senator and dates back to 1901. The Central Asphalt and Refining Co. built Port Neches Works before Spindletop's Lucas Gusher was a year old. It is incredible that they drilled three oil wells in the refinery. The Central Asphalt and Refining Co. planned to build a public trolley system and they named the city of Port Neches. Many thousands of wooden barrels were made at Port Neches Works for shipping asphalt and for PAW to fill and ship lube oil. Port Neches Works was the largest asphalt refinery in the world for many decades.
The Port Arthur Terminal was the center of shipping for Port Arthur Works. It also operated one of the largest canning plants in the country. Wooden boxes were produced from southern Louisiana lumber to ship metal cans filled with petroleum products to nearly every continent in the world. Collectors of Texaco oil cans will be amazed at the variety produced. More than 100 photographs detail the progression of Texaco cans from the 1910's to the 1960's -- and all of the photographs are original. The early history of the Spindletop oil field at Beaumont, TX and The Texas Company's (Texaco) discovery of a gusher at nearby Sour Lake, is told in detail and with many rare photographs. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
Isaac's Storm: A Man, A Time, And The Deadliest Hurricane In History, Erik Larson
14 Erik Larson Isaac's Storm: A Man, A Time, And The Deadliest Hurricane In History
Vintage 2000 0375708278 / 9780375708275 TRADE PAPERBACK Used; Good 
September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that greeted the city that morning. Mere hours later, Galveston found itself submerged in a monster hurricane that completely destroyed the town and killed over six thousand people in what remains the greatest natural disaster in American history--and Isaac Cline found himself the victim of a devestating personal tragedy. Using Cline's own telegrams, letters, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the science of hurricanes, Erik Larson builds a chronicle of one man's heroic struggle and fatal miscalculation in the face of a storm of unimaginable magnitude. Riveting, powerful, and unbearably suspenseful, Isaac's Storm is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets the great uncontrollable force of nature. 
Price: 8.95 USD
 
 
When the Storm God Rides Tejas and Other Indian Legends (Signed), FLORENCE STRATTON
15 FLORENCE STRATTON When the Storm God Rides Tejas and Other Indian Legends (Signed)
CHARLES SCRIBNERS SONS B001EQGE4A HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, Hardcover, 1936 Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: No Jacket, (Signed "Ex Libris Joseph Milton Quebedeaux from Bessie M. Reid") This is a collection of Native American lore from Texas. It is focused on the Tejas, a Caddoan group which called itself the Hasinai. The term 'Tejas' is from a Caddoan word which means 'friend,' and it gave us the name of Texas. The Tejas lived between the Sabine and Trinity rivers, in modern south-east Texas. They were the furthest west of the Southeastern native groups, in close contact with the Plains tribes, so their folklore reflects both regions.
Written in a simple declarative style to appeal to young readers, When the Storm God Rides is not a work of ethnology, but is based on genuine traditional folklore from the region. The material has been romanticized by the author, and sometimes softened for the audience, although not to the point of becoming maudlin as often occurs in this kind of book. However, since there is a paucity of material on the southeastern Native Americans, and specifically those from the Texas area, this fills a gap. 
Price: 59.95 USD
 
 
Black Gold To Bluegrass: From The Oil Fields Of Texas To Spindletop Farm Of Kentucky  (Signed), Fred B. McKinley, Greg Riley
16 Fred B. McKinley, Greg Riley Black Gold To Bluegrass: From The Oil Fields Of Texas To Spindletop Farm Of Kentucky (Signed)
Eakin Press 2005 1571688870 / 9781571688873 First Edition HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Hardcover: Eakin Press. 2005. First Edition. Flat Signed by both Authors on the title page. Gift inscription on inside front cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket Condition: Very Good. Black Gold to Bluegrass is the first such work that concentrates wholly on the Second Spindletop Oil Boom and what happened afterward-taking the story from the oil fields of Southeast Texas and Louisiana to the Bluegrass of Kentucky. After partnering with Thomas Peter Lee of Houston, Frank Yount, water-well driller turned wildcatter, struck it rich, and the Yount-Lee Oil Company began a remarkable march that almost took it to the top of the oil industry. Although he used some of his wealth to benefit his fellowman, Frank Yount, also put together a priceless collection of antique violins, and some of the classiest and most expensive automobiles of the day, including three Duesenbergs and a Cord. He built a state-of-the-art Saddlebred training facility in Beaumont, hired dashing horseman Cape Grant to run it, and directed him to take the horses of Spindletop Stables to competitive shows throughout the county-and win! Frank Yount died young at age 53 in November 1933. Within two years, Pansy-his wife and principal heir-and the investors in the Yount-Lee Oil Company sold the enterprise to Houston attorney Wright Morrow for then what amounted to the third-largest financial transaction in American business history. Morrow, who later became one of the giants of Texas politics, immediately parceled off most of Yount-Lee's oil assets to Stanolind (Standard Oil of Indiana), a subsidiary of the giant Standard Oil conglomerate which later became Amoco. In spite of the magnitude of this transaction, when expressed in Depression era dollars, it was later widely acknowledged that no one, save perhaps Frank Yount himself, fully understood the astronomical significance and value of the Yount-Lee holdings. Pansy, no less independent and colorful than her husband (but somewhat more flamboyant) took her part of the family's fortune and moved Spindletop Stables to a 1,066 acre show farm in the horse country of Kentucky, building a 45,000 square foot mansion which she named Spindletop Hall, the centerpiece of the new and extremely successful Spindletop Farm. The farm became the most innovative saddle horse breeding facility of its time, and Pansy became a legend in horse circles. Using an array of previously unknown primary source materials from the Yount-Manion family archives, photographs never before published, and recently discovered film, McKinley and Riley present a book filled with incredible acts of generosity, long-standing controversies, intrigues, and twists and turns at every point. Black Gold to Bluegrass is a must for general readers and scholars alike, whose interests lie in Saddlebreds, antique automobiles, or violins; and for oil enthusiasts, the book paints a rags-to-riches story of a true wildcatter turned contemporary hero who embodies the American dream. 
Price: 49.95 USD
 
 
Dreams of an Empire : The Story of Stephen Fuller Austin and His Colony in Texas, Glasscock, Sallie
17 Glasscock, Sallie Dreams of an Empire : The Story of Stephen Fuller Austin and His Colony in Texas
The Naylor Company 2011 1258020211 / 9781258020217 Texas Empire Edition. HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Book is in Very Good condition. Jacket is in Good condition with a small chip missing from top of spine and general edge wear. Jacket now protedted by BroDart clear mylar cover. San Antonio: Naylor, 1951. 1st ed. 1st printing. Hardcover. 213 pages. Texas Empire Edition. Biography of Stephen F. Austin and his work in the colonization of Texas. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
18 Houston County Historical Commission Houston County (Texas) Cemeteries
B007F64KGW HARDCOVER Used; Very Good 
Blue cloth covered boards. Book is in Very Good condition, No Jacket. Fromer owner's name written inside front cover. Walsworth Publishing Company, Marceline, Missouri, 1987. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
Life On The Texas Range, J. Evetts Haley
19 J. Evetts Haley Life On The Texas Range
University of North Texas Press 1900 0292746059 / 9780292746053 EX-LIBRARY HARDCOVER Used; Acceptable 
EX-LIBRARY with usual stamps, markings, and pocket. Title page excised. University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, 1980 Third printing. Hard Cover. Jacket in good condition. First published in 1953, this photographic record of the real life and work of cowboys remains a perennial favorite. Erwin E. Smith was the outstanding cowboy photographer of the West, and these eighty photographs were among those he chose for an exhibit of his best work at the 1936 Texas Centennial. The text by J. Evetts Haley, a noted historian of the range, skillfully complements Smith's visual record of a vanishing way of life. 
Price: 14.95 USD
 
 
Tales of Old-Time Texas, J. Frank Dobie, Barbara Latham
20 J. Frank Dobie, Barbara Latham Tales of Old-Time Texas
Little Brown B001G89N30 1955 HARDCOVER Used; Good 
Little, Brown; (1955), 1955. Hard Cover. First Edition. Book Condition: Good. Jacket Condition: None. Former owners name on front free endpaper. None. It is for good reason that J. Frank Dobie is known as the Southwest's master storyteller. With his eye for color and detail, his ear for the rhythm of language and song, and his heart open to the simple truth of folk wisdom and ways, he movingly and unpretentiously spins the tales of our collective heritages. This he does in Tales of Old-Time Texas, a heartwarming array of twenty-eight stories filled with vivid characters, exciting historical episodes, and traditional themes. As Dobie himself says: "Any tale belongs to whoever can best tell it." Here, then, is a collection of the best Texas talesóby the Texan who can best tell them. Dobie's recollections include such classics in Lone Star State lore as the tale of Jim Bowie's knife, the legend of the Texas bluebonnet, the story of the Wild Woman of the Navidad, and the account of the headless horseman of the mustangs. 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. These stories, and many more, make Tales of Old-Time Texas a beloved classic certain to endure for generations. 
Price: 15.95 USD
 
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