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The Trail Drivers of Texas: Interesting Sketches of Early Cowboys

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. 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. John Marvin Hunter (March 18, 1880 – June 29, 1957) was an author, historian, journalist, and printer who founded the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera, Texas. The museum, which contains about 40,000 artifacts of the American West, opened in 1933, It is named for Hunter’s Frontier Times magazine, which was first published in 1923.

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  1. James Kreinhop says

    Interesting but repetitious

  2. Calvin N. Hobbes says

    Move on down the trail to another read

  3. John says

    Amazing to think that the frontier existed to the untamed …

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