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


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From Rattlesnakes to Road Agents: Rough Times on the Frio

by Frances Bramlette Farris

Found Inside: " Frances Bramlette Cochran Farris--Aunt Fan to her friencs and relatives--was one of those women. Born in 1865, she grew up among the brush pastures and cotton patches in Frio County, south of San Antonio, and knew first hand the trial and perils of pioneer life, from rattlesnakes to road agents. She survived drouths and floods, Indians raids, neighborhood feuds, and some very hard times, but she had the pioneer's indomitable soul and  . . . " Read more

The Trail Drivers of Texas: Interesting Sketches of Early Cowboys

Found inside: " From Atascosa they moved to Frio County in 1860 and settled on the Leona River. While they were living there a band of 300 Indians made a raid in that section and killed several white men, among those murdered being Len Eastwood and Jim Saunders. The he families got together, gathered up their horses, cattle and household goods and started back to Atascosa. On the road close to a place known as the Brand Rock about fifty Indians threatened to attack them, but when the white people showed fight the savages made haste to depart. The people remained in Atascosa about a year and them moved back to their homes in Frio county  . . . " Read more Look inside



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