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

 

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Texas Ranger N. O. Reynolds, the Intrepid

N.O. Reynolds (1846-1922) has remained somewhat a mysterious figure, his Texas Ranger career being overshadowed by such names as Frank Hamer, Sam Walker, and Bill McDonald. Found inside: "...beginning as a jail guard, then serving as a sergeant in the Frontier Battalion of the Texas Ranger, then rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commanding of Company E. Later he was city marshal of Lampasas and then sheriff of Lampasas County ... Read more Look inside

The Trail Drivers of Texas: Interesting Sketches of Early Cowboys

Found inside: "John Means was born at old Fort McKavett, in Menard County, Texas in 1854 when that town was occupied by soldiers to check the raids of Indians. He grew to manhood in that part of the state, and did his full share in the work of ridding the West of the outlaw and the cattle rustler. For many years he lived in Lampasas Count, but with the encroachment of the fence builder and the farmer he moved further west, where he he acquired extensive holdings in Jeff Davis and other counties , and today is rated as one of the wealthy men in that section . . . " Read more Look inside

The Way I Heard It: Tales of the Big Bend

The folklore of Texas' Big Bend region was still in the making during Walter Fulcher's lifetime. Born in Lampasas County in 1887, he worked on the Martin Ranch near Sheffield when a young man. There he witnessed events in the last outlaw activities of the Black Jack Ketchum gang. He also listened to legends told almost as gossip, and some of the legendary figures were still alive―or said to be alive, usually in hiding . . . Read more Look inside

 
 

Resources:

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)

 

What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County

 

Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Famous Actors from West TexasBooks about Texas People 

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