The legendary story of Charles Shreiner and his vast economic empire in and around Kerrville, Texas. By the end of the 19th Century his company owned 600,000 acres embracing the YO, Live Oak and other ranches. The business grew establishing also its own bank, establishing Schreiner College, and giving millions to philanthropic interests.
A bibliography of theses and Dissertations in Texas history produced in the history departments both in Texas graduate schools as well as the graduate schools outside of Texas, 1907-1952.
The Texas plains country was opened to the advance of the first cattlemen, which included several large, foreign-owned enterprises. The author describes the geological conditions which made ranching possible, and the problems and ingenuity involved in acquiring a large body of land, business practices and techniques for caring for the animals and the land, and the personnel.
The historical Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth, Texas. Includes the histories of the log cabins preserved in the Village, as well as information regarding everyday life in frontier Texas such as cabin construction and milling corn. Contains numerous pictures of log cabins, tools, and furniture from the period.
Containing three translated narratives of early Spanish explorers in what would become the Southern United States. This includes the paths taken by the explorers, the people they encountered, and hardships they endured.
This facsimile edition of the original 1856 printing of W. B. Parker's Notes Taken During the Expedition Commanded by Capt. R. B. Marcy, U.S.A., Through Unexplored Texas, in the Summer and Fall of 1854 balances romantic impressions with scientific fact.
The book contains a collection of essays that young Texans had written about the local history of their communities. Their stories and anecdotes are about some of the minor characters and places of Texas history. The young Texans had written articles for the magazine Texan Historian.
Anyone interested in Texas history will find Jenkins's bibliography indispensable. After fourteen years of research into the more than 100,000 books published on Texas since Cabeza de Vaca's Relación of 1542, Jenkins, formerly an Austin rare book dealer, author, and bibliophile, selected 224 books that he considered essential for any Texas library. The entry on each book provides a substantial critical essay and full bibliographical details on every printing and issue. An additional 1,017 books are discussed and appraised, and an annotated guide to 217 Texas bibliographies is included.
David B. Edward moved to Texas in 1830 and recorded detailed observations and descriptions of Texas in one of the classic early histories of the state.
Mary Austin Holley, a cousin of Stephen F. Austin, came to Texas in 1831 planning to write a book that would attract colonists and drive up land prices. It ended up a significant account of Texas's transition from colony to republic.
First published in 1959, this book tells the story of the U.S. Army's role in exploring the trans-Mississippi West, particularly the role of the Topographical Engineers. An interdisciplinary book, it addresses the military's role in the founding of archaeology and ethnology in this country and includes art and photography as part of the story.
Women played a vital and, until recently, frequently overlooked role in the settlement of the American West. They were not only mothers, schoolteachers, and nurses, but also cowgirls, outlaws, and ranchers. Mary Rak's career as a ranchwoman, and eventually an author, began in 1919, when she and her husband Charles Lukeman Rak purchased a 22,000-acre spread fifty miles north of Douglas, Arizona. She went on to recount her struggle to learn the cattle business and cope with the numerous problems of life on an isolated ranch. The new introduction to this rangeland classic was written by the late Sandra L. Myres. Her research into the lives and writings of ranchwomen provides an excellent background for understanding Mary Rak and her work.