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1924. Part One of Two. These are the chronicles of the trail drivers of Texas-those rugged men and, sometimes, women who drove cattle and horses up the trails from Texas to northern markets in the late 1800s. In tales of adventure and misfortune, of drudgery and hardship and danger, the masters of the frontier vividly recall the early days of Texas and the West and the dro 1924. Part One of Two. These are the chronicles of the trail drivers of Texas-those rugged men and, sometimes, women who drove cattle and horses up the trails from Texas to northern markets in the late 1800s. In tales of adventure and misfortune, of drudgery and hardship and danger, the masters of the frontier vividly recall the early days of Texas and the West and the drovers who carved out the trails as their own. Gleaned from members of the Old Time Trail Drivers Association, these hundreds of real-life stories-some humorous, some chilling, some rambling, all interesting form an invaluable cornerstone to the literature, history and folklore of Texas and the West. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing. Other volumes in this set are ISBN(s): 1417912030.


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1924. Part One of Two. These are the chronicles of the trail drivers of Texas-those rugged men and, sometimes, women who drove cattle and horses up the trails from Texas to northern markets in the late 1800s. In tales of adventure and misfortune, of drudgery and hardship and danger, the masters of the frontier vividly recall the early days of Texas and the West and the dro 1924. Part One of Two. These are the chronicles of the trail drivers of Texas-those rugged men and, sometimes, women who drove cattle and horses up the trails from Texas to northern markets in the late 1800s. In tales of adventure and misfortune, of drudgery and hardship and danger, the masters of the frontier vividly recall the early days of Texas and the West and the drovers who carved out the trails as their own. Gleaned from members of the Old Time Trail Drivers Association, these hundreds of real-life stories-some humorous, some chilling, some rambling, all interesting form an invaluable cornerstone to the literature, history and folklore of Texas and the West. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing. Other volumes in this set are ISBN(s): 1417912030.

30 review for The Trail Drivers of Texas: Interesting Sketches of Early Cowboys and Their Experiences on the Range and on the Trail During the Days That Tried Men's Souls, True Narratives Related by Real Cowpunchers and Men Who Fathered the Cattle Industry in Texas

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jerry Blackerby

    I began this fascinating book on my Kindle back in 2016. It is a very long book, with many stories originally published in the 1920 consisting of tales of the many of the original trail drivers who made the trail drives in the late 1800s. It was edited and published on Kindle in 2016. I loved most of the stories and found many about distant relatives.

  2. 5 out of 5

    John Rhoads

    Spellbinding history at it's fascinating best So very many little short stories I had a hard time setting down each night. It contains so much, each could nearly be written as a separate book. Stuck with it and am glad of it.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rev

    Loved this book. Mt great grandfather established a cattle ranch in Brown County, Texas around 1882.

  4. 5 out of 5

    L.A.B.

    Most of us have heard about the longhorn cattle of Texas and we probably have plently of mental pictures of the cowboys who drove these cattle north out of Texas to markets in Louisiana, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming. A recent project spurred me (sorry, couldn't resist) to find out more about some of these trail drivers so I turned to The Trail Drivers of Texas, a collection of stories told by the men and women who lived that life. It was compiled by J. Marvin Hunter and originally published in Most of us have heard about the longhorn cattle of Texas and we probably have plently of mental pictures of the cowboys who drove these cattle north out of Texas to markets in Louisiana, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming. A recent project spurred me (sorry, couldn't resist) to find out more about some of these trail drivers so I turned to The Trail Drivers of Texas, a collection of stories told by the men and women who lived that life. It was compiled by J. Marvin Hunter and originally published in 1925, then reissued by the University of Texas in 1985. It is a fascinating collection of cowboy history with a good index of names and places for those who only want to read selected items. I found it both interesting and useful.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Rita Harris

  6. 4 out of 5

    Darlene Sneider

  7. 4 out of 5

    Betty Linder

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jane Turney

  9. 4 out of 5

    Joe Heard

  10. 5 out of 5

    shari albracht

  11. 4 out of 5

    Patricia

    Even though this book is 1,044 pages long, I enjoyed reading the personal accounts of men's and even some women's experiences on the trail and the situations they encountered en route to each drop point where cattle were to be delivered. The West was a true wilderness then - there were no inns or even homes/towns where one could find comfort or protection from the wild elements. The drama is very real: often food wasn't available for days at a time, cattle had to be physically led to safety acro Even though this book is 1,044 pages long, I enjoyed reading the personal accounts of men's and even some women's experiences on the trail and the situations they encountered en route to each drop point where cattle were to be delivered. The West was a true wilderness then - there were no inns or even homes/towns where one could find comfort or protection from the wild elements. The drama is very real: often food wasn't available for days at a time, cattle had to be physically led to safety across flood waters (you HAD to be able to swim), and Indians took horses & beeves as ransom for crossing their lands. This book is the second of two produced by the Old Trail Drivers Association, which was formed so that the original drivers' true stories could be told in their own words. It is not a narrative - all first-person accounts.

  12. 4 out of 5

    john rawls

  13. 4 out of 5

    Emery J Kelly

  14. 5 out of 5

    Elaine Mitrovich

  15. 4 out of 5

    Beth Nelson Belflower

  16. 5 out of 5

    richard brewer

  17. 4 out of 5

    William J. Krielow

  18. 5 out of 5

    gerald

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jerry

  20. 5 out of 5

    Larry Couch

  21. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Ryan

  22. 4 out of 5

    Paul G.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Scott Richardson

  24. 5 out of 5

    nancy stoner

  25. 4 out of 5

    John Peyton

  26. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

  27. 5 out of 5

    Frank Kelso

  28. 5 out of 5

    Mike Mackessy

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lois Leofsky

  30. 5 out of 5

    ALX

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