A Vaquero Of The Brush Country

A Vaquero Of The Brush Country

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by John D. Young, Justin C. Gruelle, J. Frank Dobie
     
 

This true story of the Texas brush range and the first cowboys, as thrilling as any tale of fiction, has become a classic in Western literature. It is the story of the land where cattle by tens of thousands were killed on the prairie and where the "Skinning War" was fought. It is the story of the Chisholm Trail up to Abilene and the Platte and of establishing a

Overview

This true story of the Texas brush range and the first cowboys, as thrilling as any tale of fiction, has become a classic in Western literature. It is the story of the land where cattle by tens of thousands were killed on the prairie and where the "Skinning War" was fought. It is the story of the Chisholm Trail up to Abilene and the Platte and of establishing a ranch on the free grass of the Texas Panhandle, of roping elk in Colorado, of trailing Billy the Kid in New Mexico, of the grim lands of the Pecos. And it is the story of John Young, old-time vaquero who was trail driver, hog chaser, sheriff, ranger, hunter of Mexican bandits, horse thief killer, prairie fire fighter, ranch manager, and other things—a man who was also something of a dreamer, a man of imagination.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292787049
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
United States Local History Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
742,268
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

J. Frank Dobie was a folklorist and author of many books about Texas life and culture.

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A Vaquero of the Brush Country: The Life and Times of John D. Young 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was originally published 74 years ago. It is still relevant to life in South Texas and has many old tales that the reader can relate to in today's world. I enjoyed this book and plan to read more of his books.