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Books About Cochran County Texas People and Places
What's Your Favorite Book about a Cochran County Texas Person, Place or Event? Here are some of our favorites about Morton, Whiteface and Bledsoe Texas.

Books about Cochcran County Texas

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The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier

On New Year's Day in 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by an Apache raiding party. Traded to Comanches, he thrived in the rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe's fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years in a cave, all but forgotten by his family.

"They found the women, children, and wounded men camped at Quemado (Silver Lake), a small salt lake in northern Cochran County, Texas  . . . Read more Look inside

Life and Times of Alice Fay Joy Young-Bennett-Eldridge

"A few days later a man came up to the house on a motor bike stating that he was from the Western Union and he had a bus ticket for an Alice Fay Bennett. I was so glad to the that ticket. The ticket was for a town called Morton, Texas. Beth took me to the bus station she wished me luck and told me to write her. I knew then that Beth was a good sister. She had forgiven me for what I had done" . . . Read more Look inside

Howdy;: Stories About the Uncommon West Texans

Howdy! is a collection of brief stories concerning West Texans-some of long ago, others not-so-old-of people who have lived in this part of the Texas. The stories have been gathered by simple listening to those who either knew these people or actually lived the true-to-life adventures. . . . Thrill to the story about a homesteading wife and mother who lived and survived the rigors of living on a lonely claim in Cochran County . . . Read more

Historic Tales of the Llano Estacado

The distinctive high mesa straddling West Texas and Eastern New Mexico creates a vista that is equal parts sprawling lore and big blue sky. From Lubbock, the area's informal capital, to the farthest reaches of the staked plains known as the Llano Estacado, the land and its inhabitants trace a tradition of tenacity through numberless cycles of dust storms and drought. In 1887, a bison hunter . . . Read more Look inside

It's Not All Black and White:

From Junior High to the Sugar Bowl, an Inside Look at Football Through the Eyes of An Official

"If the Southwest Conference had called me when I was just starting out in Morton, Texas, and asked me to work SWC games without pay, I would have jumped at the chance. I'm sure 99 percent of the officials I've known would have taken that . . ." Read more Look inside

C.C. Slaughter: Rancher, Banker, Baptist

by David J. Murrah

"In 1970, While I was working on a master's degree at Texas Tech University and teaching in Morton, Texas, I needed a topic for my thesis. A colleague in Morton, Elvis E. Fleming, suggested that I examine the life of C. C. Slaughter and noted . . ." Read more Look inside

Godís Man: The Tales of a Reluctant Doctor

by Alfred Scherer, MD

Dr. Alfred Scherer's path to his true self and calling was not an easy one. His childhood was one of struggle, both personal and physical. Soon, the small, weak child learned to flex his intellectual muscles and curiosity. When a dedicated high school biology teacher took the bright young man under his wing, Alfreds potential took flight. He followed his destiny to become a healer . . . Read more Look inside

Quanah Parker and His People

"According to Harlie and Maxine Adams of Bledsoe , Texas , arrow heads, spear points and other Indian artifacts have been collected by generations of arrow head hunters around a spring - fed lake just east of Bledsoe Before Mackenzie's. . . "

Prairie Nights to Neon Lights: The Story of Country Music in West Texas

"While living in Whiteface, Billy Walker attended a Bob Will dance in nearby Morton and met Will's guitarist, the legendary Eldon Shamblin, who graciously showed the eager young Walker . . ."  "Charlene Condray was born in in Morton. Both her parents were musical, and Charlene sang with her family at church singings from an early age" . . . Read more Look inside

Free Help from Uncle Sam to Start or Expand Your Business

" 40 percent of America's baseballs are covered with leather produced in Morton, Texas.

Ben Ansolabehere (he's of Basque origin) runs a company called Great Western Meat Company. When Ben first started, he got a boost from the SBA with $300,000 loan . . . Read more Look inside

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