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The Wests of Texas free pdf With the Wests of Texas , noted author Bruce M. Shackelford tells the story of the West family of Lavaca County, forgotten Texas legends. Originally from Tennessee, Washington and Mary West moved to Lavaca County, Texas, in the early 1850s. There they raised three sons who were destined to leave an indelible mark on the Texas cattle industry. At the end of the Civil War, George, the eldest, made his first trail drives as so many Texans did. But unlike many who made the trip, George saw the venture as the business of moving cattle to market and became a professional drover. As his brothers Sol and Ike came of age, George brought them into his already growing business of trailing cattle herds north. The brothers became some of the most important drovers in cattle business, standing out during the era of the great trail drives. In their lifetimes their accomplishments were legendary, but today they have been largely forgotten. Their history and achievements are examined in this beautiful volume illustrated with photographs and personal effects from the family.

About Bruce Shackelford

Bruce M. Shackelford is a nationally recognized authority on the history of the American West. Currently the Curator of the South Texas Heritage Center and the George West Trail Drivers Gallery at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas, he has created exhibits utilizing the MuseumAEs important history collections on subjects from American Indian cultures to the history of horsemanship and the cattle industry in North America. In addition he frequently lectures on related topics and has written numerous articles, authored chapters for the books Black Cowboys of Texas and Texas Women on the Cattle Trails , and compiled Photography on the South Texas Frontier: Images from the Collection from the Witte Museum Collection . Marise McDermott is President and CEO of the Witte Museum.

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Author : Bruce Shackelford
Publisher : Texas State Historical Association,U.S.
Data Published : 30 June 2015
ISBN : 162511026X
EAN : 9781625110268
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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