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Big Foot Wallace, the king of the lariat; or, Wild Wolf, the Waco.

Author: Samuel Stone Hall
Publisher: Austin, Steck-Vaughn Co., 1965.
Series: Beadle's dime library, v. 16, no. 204
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Alexander Anderson Wallace, who would come to be known as "Bigfoot Wallace." was born April 2, 1817 in Lexington, Virginia. Bigfoot got to Texas too late for the Texas War of Independence in the 1830's. But he served in the Mexican-American War of the 1840's. and fought Gen. Adrián Woll's invading Mexican army near San Antonio in 1842, and then volunteered for the Somervell and Mier expeditions from 1842 to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Western stories
Fiction
Named Person: Big-Foot Wallace; Big-Foot Wallace
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Stone Hall
OCLC Number: 10334613
Notes: Originally published: New York, Beadle & Adams, 1882.
Facsimile reproduction.
Description: 30 pages illustrations (some color) 33 cm.
Series Title: Beadle's dime library, v. 16, no. 204
Other Titles: Wild wolf, the Waco
Responsibility: by "Buckskin Sam"--Sam S. Hall.

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William Alexander Anderson Wallace, who would come to be known as "Bigfoot Wallace." was born April 2, 1817 in Lexington, Virginia. Bigfoot got to Texas too late for the Texas War of Independence in the 1830's. But he served in the Mexican-American War of the 1840's. and fought Gen. Adrián Woll's invading Mexican army near San Antonio in 1842, and then volunteered for the Somervell and Mier expeditions from 1842 to 1844. Captain Wallace commanded a Texas Ranger's company in the 1850's, fighting border bandits as well as Indians. He guarded the western frontier against Comanche attacks during the American Civil War of the 1860's. One exploit that spread his legend includes working as the mail carrier from San Antonio to El Paso. Comanches stole his mules, so he hiked to El Paso, ate 27 eggs at a house on the outskirts of town, then went on into town and ate a full meal. Bigfoot never married. When it came time to retire, he headed to Frio County in South Texas to a small settlement which came to be known as Bigfoot. Mellowed with age, yet still filled with a sense of honor and humor, he would sit in his roomy chair, with a rawhide seat, in the shade of his home, embroidering tales of his famous career. Some of these tales were published in 1870, enhancing his reputation as a Texas folk hero. After his death in 1899, the Texas government had his body disinterred and reburied in the Texas State Cemetery.--johnwayne-thealamo.com.

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