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Books About Martin County Texas People and Places
What's Your Favorite Book about a Martin County Texas Person, Place or Event? Here are some of our favorites about people and places in Stanton, Ackerly, Lenora and Tarzan


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Gangster Tour of Texas

by T. Lindsay Baker

Bonnie and Clyde, Machine Gun Kelly, the Newton Boys, the Santa Claus Bank Robbers. . . . During the era of gangsters and organized crime, Texas hosted its fair share of guns and gambling, moonshine and morphine, ransom and robbery ... Found inside: "December 23, 1927. Lee Smith and Calvin Baze murdered J. Hilario Nunez and Norberto Diaz and assaulted Victor Ramos outside a two-story brick commercial building that housed the Home National Bank in Stanton, Texas . . . " Read more Look inside

The Furies

Found inside: "Jacey's intonations get more southern when she drinks . " You like stories, right? Here's a story for you. When I was a girl , growing up in Lenora, Texas. One time when my sister and I got a little money . . .  " Read more

Testimonio: A Documentary History of the Mexican-American Struggle

Beginning with the early 1800s and extending his survey up to the modern era, Rosales has pursued and meticulously put in order a wealth of essential, illuminating documents that shed light on the Mexican-American quest for life, liberty, and justice in the U.S. . . . Found Inside: "In January , 1927, according to the Mexican Consul in El Paso , sheriff deputies in Stanton, Texas , persuaded three Mexicans to go inside a bank to inquire about a job . When the workers exited , the officials opened fire , killing two and " . . . Read more Look inside

Lucky 7: A Cowman's Autobiography

Found inside: "Probably referring to the same drive, W. M. Wilkinson, of Stanton, Texas, wrote to Carpenter on September 21, 1921: “Dear Old friend. Received your Letter Some time Back. Sure was glad to hear from you and to know that you are still on the . . . " Read more Look inside

Hilarious High Jinks & Dangerous Assignments

Found inside:" Jesse Woody was from Stanton, Texas , a little town between Big Spring and Midland , and there used to be a sign just before you got into Stanton , which said , “ You are entering Stanton , Texas . . . 3,000 friendly people and a few old . . . Read more Look inside

Not for Nothing

The town is Stanton, Texas, population three thousand; the private investigator is disgraced Midland homicide detective Nicholas Bruiseman, who's so down on his luck that he's forced to take a job as a live-in security guard for the town's lone storage facility. This is his new life—starting over with nothing in the town he grew up in . . . Read more Look inside

Trails and Trials of a Small Town Sheriff

"Dan Saunders never wanted to be anything other than what he was - Sheriff of Martin County, Texas. His greatest ambition was to serve and protect the people he loved in the place where he grew up. All of his devotion, his integrity, his very life were spent keeping the peace in a sparsely-settled West Texas county, where life is precious and where the frontier virtues of courage, neighborliness, and justice are still valued..." Read more Look inside

The Last of The Old-Time Cowboys

Working cowboys live on as genuine legends who rode through a golden moment in American history. In the 1980s historian/ author Patrick Dearen went looking for the last of these fading icons.

Found Inside: " Charlie Drennan was born June 16, 1914, in Scurry County and cowboyed as a youth. His first significant cowboying experience came in 1931, when he hired out to Claude Collins near Stanton " . . . Read more

Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth

by Eric Herm

Eric Herm is an organic farmer, author, musician and poet. Born and raised in rural West Texas, Herm still lives, farms and writes on his family's original homestead near Ackerly. Found inside: "We met for lunch one day in the summer of 2006. Smiling a warm smile, he shook my hand with enthusiasm. He cradled a book next to his chest as we walked into Pal's Corner Cafe in Ackerly"  . . . Read more Look inside

Today Is My Favorite Day and Right Now Is My Favorite Time

Found Inside: " Then again, there were some days when I wanted to own a big store, not unlike Mr. Coleman who lived in Ackerly, eight miles away. He had a big farm and an even larger ranch, but what impressed me was the fact  that he was also the proprietor and owner of a lumber yard, gas station, a locker plant, and a grocery store " . . .  Read more Look inside

Watt Matthews of Lambshead

Found inside: "She has played on and off at Watt's parties for almost fifteen years , ever since she chose Albany over a cotton farmer from Tarzan, Texas, where her life was “ duller than a dead dog . ” When the music starts , people gravitate toward the . . . " Read more

Shadows of Yesterday

by Sandra Brown

Found inside: "I was driving a friend home from the wedding. She lives in Tarzan. I had to see a town named Tarzan, Texas . . ." Read more Look inside

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These Deceased Residents of Martin County left a total $8,966 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Know the Heirs? Please share or tag this to your Family and Friends from Stanton, Ackerly, Lenora and Tarzan Texas. . . . Check the list


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