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Captain Jeff; or, frontier life in Texas with the Texas Rangers

Description: From the title page: "Captain Jeff; or, frontier life in Texas with the Texas Rangers. Some unwritten history and facts in the thrilling experiences of frontier life. The battle and death of Big Foot, the noted Kiowa chief. The mortally wounding and dying confession of "Old Jape." The Comanchie, the most noted and bloodthirsty savages that ever depredated on the frontier of Texas. By one of the Nine, a member of Company "E" Texas Rangers."
Date: 1906
Creator: Maltby, William Jeff
Item Type: Book
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Panhandle Pilgrimage: Illustrated Tales Tracing History in the Texas Panhandle

Description: This text covers the history of the Panhandle region of the state of Texas from prehistory through 1978. The chapters are organized chronologically and include segments devoted to the first towns, historically significant persons, and other events in the area along with photographs, maps, and other illustrations.
Date: 1978
Creator: Robertson, Pauline Durrett & Robertson, R. L.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Canyon Area Library

A Frontier Doctor

Description: This autobiographical account of Dr. Henry Franklin Hoyt chronicles his family's history, his upbringing on a small farm in Minnesota, his work as a surgeon in New Mexico, Chicago, California, Texas and the Philippines, along with many other miscellaneous adventures.
Date: 1929
Creator: Hoyt, Henry Franklin
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries

San Antonio de Bexar: A Guide and History

Description: This book serves as a guide and historical sketch of San Antonio, Texas. It includes descriptions of county and church records, interviews with memorable Texans, a discussion of the benefits of San Antonio climate to individuals suffering from lung disease, as well as descriptions of local churches, schools, public halls, parks and other establishments. Sidney Lanier's Historical Sketch is included beginning on page 68.
Date: 1890
Creator: Corner, William
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries

The History of Texas: or, the Emigrant's, Farmer's, and Politician's Guide to the Character, Climate, Soil and Productions of That Country: Arranged Geographically from Personal Observation and Experience

Description: Book containing a history of Texas and acts as a guide to the area during period of Anglo colonization. Includes observations of the land, critiques of the people who lived there, and a translated Mexican Constitution.
Date: 1990
Creator: Edward, David B. (David Barnett), 1790-1870
Item Type: Book
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Texas

Description: Book containing details of Texas during the Anglo settlement of Texas during the early half of the nineteenth century as described by Mary Austin Holley. Includes information for settlers, including colonization laws, the Mexican Constitution, information on the land and its environs, and the people of Texas.
Date: 1990
Creator: Holley, Mary Austin, 1784-1846
Item Type: Book
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

From Hell to Breakfast

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Texas and Mexico, including religious anecdotes, stories about Native American dances, stories about petroleum and oil fields, folk songs, legends, customs and other miscellaneous folklore. The index begins on page 205.
Date: 1944
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

Texian Stomping Grounds

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains sketches of post-war life in East Texas, including descriptions of early recreations and games, stories about Southern food and cooking, religious anecdotes, Negro folk tales, a first-hand account of a Negro folk play about the life of Christ, and other miscellaneous folklore. The index begins on page 159.
Date: 1941
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

Life of J. W. Holston

Description: Handwritten manuscript by John Willis Holston. Chronicles his family's journey to Texas from Mississippi in 1869. Includes stories from his days as a cowboy on a cattle drive, and his two year service as a Texas Ranger.
Date: 1930~
Creator: Holston, John Willis
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries