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


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The Deadliest Outlaws: The Ketchum Gang and the Wild Bunch

Found Inside: "As the threat of Indian trouble receded, the settlers of San Saba County concentrated on increasingly upon harassing each other. Horse-theft was commonplace; cattle rustling a habit. Many a rancher registered several brands and owned one which bore a distinct similarity to that of some neighbor. There was ill-feeling between the big cattlemen and the small ranchers. All of them stood arrayed against the grangers who began to move into the rich valley lands during the late 1870s " . . . Read more Look inside

Mean As Hell: The Life of a New Mexico Lawman

New Mexico rancher and lawman Dee (Daniel R.) Harkey describes himself as having “been shot at more times than any man in the world not engaged in war.” Mean as Hell, originally published in 1948 when Harkey was 83, is his detailed, witty autobiography about his youth in San Saba County of west Texas, where in 1882 he learned from his brother Joe, the sheriff, to “be damned sure you don’t get killed, but don’t kill anybody unless you have to” . . . Read more Look inside

Surviving on the Texas Frontier: The Journal of a Frontier Orphan Girl in San Saba County, 1852-1907

Few accounts of life in 19th century provide either the vivid detail or the poignancy of those reflections set down by Sarah Harkey Hall in 1905. Her narrative written at the age of forty-eight for her children, captured the rhythms of daily and seasonal life in frontier San Saba County and chronicles her struggle for physical and emotional survival, as well as the struggles of her family and community . . . Read more

The Texas Rangers: A Century of Frontier Defense

Found inside: "In 1857 the use of the minute men was greatly extended. Governor Pease appointed at least four officers and stationed them at strategic points along the wester frontier. Hohn H. Connor was to protect Brown and San Saba Counties ". . . Read more Look inside


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