Texas Panhandle Tales

Texas Panhandle Tales

by Mike Cox
     
 

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The Texas Panhandle is like a whole nother country. The area stretching from just south of Lubbock all the way north to Oklahoma is filled with ranch land, oil fields, windy plains and some of the Lone Star State's most unique history. Read about the duck that started a gun battle in Oldham County and find out how Kate Polly's pancake flipping saved her life. Or…  See more details below

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The Texas Panhandle is like a whole nother country. The area stretching from just south of Lubbock all the way north to Oklahoma is filled with ranch land, oil fields, windy plains and some of the Lone Star State's most unique history. Read about the duck that started a gun battle in Oldham County and find out how Kate Polly's pancake flipping saved her life. Or witness Gene Autry's days as a performer in Childress and a different sort of "gold rush" in Palo Duro Canyon as historian Mike Cox shares his favorite pieces of the Panhandle's past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016089096
Publisher:
The History Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/08/2013
Series:
American Chronicles , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Mike Cox's family tree has deep Texas roots. He began his full-time newspaper career as a reporter for the San Angelo Standard-Times in 1967 and later worked for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and Austin American-Statesman. After a twenty-year career in journalism, he joined the Texas Department of Public Safety and served as its spokesman for fifteen years. He retired from the state in 2007, but in 2010 he retired from retirement and now works in the communications division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. An elected member of the Texas Institute of Letters, he is the author of twenty nonfiction books. In 2010, he received the West Texas Book and Music Festival's A.C. Greene Award for lifetime achievement.

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