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


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Graham Barnett: A Dangerous Man

Graham Barnett was killed in Rankin, Texas, on December 6, 1931. His death brought an end to a storied career, but not an end to the legends that claimed he was a gunman, a hired pistolero on both sides of the border, a Texas Ranger known for questionable shootings in Company B under Captain Fox, a deputy sheriff, a bootlegger, and a possible “fixer” for both law enforcement and outlaw organizations.

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And the Rains Never Came

by Jerry Doyle

This is a story about the West Texas drought of the 1950s.

Found inside : Rigo told me that they met at at a wedding of a mutual friend in Alpine. Since both of them both of them had buried their first spouses before children were born, it seemed appropriate that they get married and start lofe over again. When they did marry the following year, Rigo took a cowboy job on the Cal Williams Ranch in southwestern Upton County and northwest Crockett County, and worked there for years . . . Read more Look inside

Fight of the Phoenix: Order of the Delta Dragon

by LTC Roy E. Peterson

Fight of the Phoenix is a historical personal account of duties as an Advisor in the Delta of Vietnam in 1972. The author counters claims of other Advisors and Academics and sets the record straight on the vicious nature of the Communist insurgency that killed their own people and the spectacular success of the Phoenix Program ... Found inside: "By 1972 the "Summer of Love" had turned to the winter of Haight. The hippies were all deflowered by now. Not long after Christmas with my wife, three year old daughter, and our parents and grandparents in McCamey and Ranger, Texas, we returned to . . . " Read more look inside



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