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The Wests of Texas : cattle ranching entrepreneurs

Author: Bruce M Shackelford
Publisher: Denton : Texas State Historical Association, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bruce M. Shackelford is a nationally recognized authority on the history of the American West. Currently the Curator of the South Texas Heritage Center and the George West Trail Drivers Gallery at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas, he has created exhibits utilizing the Museum's important history collections on subjects from American Indian cultures to the history of horsemanship and the cattle industry in North  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shackelford, Bruce M., 1952-
Wests of Texas
(DLC) 2014045897
(OCoLC)898158725
Named Person: West family.; West family.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce M Shackelford
ISBN: 9781625110312 1625110316
OCLC Number: 907952403
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Genealogies --
Texas cattle, Texas drovers --
Iron men and West Point furnace --
Marriage and family --
Business expansion --
Visiting the in-laws in Pennsylvania --
Leaving Tennessee --
Gone to Texas to stay --
The trip --
Sweet home --
A sea of grass, a land of cattle --
At war's end --
The first West trail drive --
Family problems --
The 1860s: learning to cowboy --
Up the trail from Texas --
George Washington West (1851-1926) --
Solomon West (1853-1920) --
Isaac "Ike" West (1858-1916) --
The drover's life and the cattle industry --
Wives at home --
West brothers partners --
West brothers cowboys --
African American cowboys --
Moving on --
In-laws, outlaws, and kinfolk --
The Willauers --
Searcy girls and the widow Hinkley --
The Kings --
Carrie Thomas West and Dr. Benjamin Wycliffe Bristow --
Louie West and the Shiners --
Slaves and kinfolk: Hannah West --
Old friends --
Settling on the ranch --
Bennett and West in Jackson County --
The Live Oak County ranch --
Trail drives and ranches --
The trail over rail --
Sol and Ike leave sweet home --
Moving to town and building another --
Homes in King William --
The West mansion --
Another Live Oak County entrepreneur --
George West the town --
More entrepreneurs --
The end of an era --
The legacy: oil and gas, land, law, and celebrity --
Albert West Jr. --
Margo West --
Living the traditions: Mary Nan West --
West legacy.
Responsibility: by Bruce M. Shackelford ; foreword by Marise McDermott.

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Bruce M. Shackelford tells the story of the West family of Lavaca County, forgotten Texas legends. In their lifetimes their accomplishments were legendary, but today they have been largely forgotten.  Read more...

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