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|Books About Uvalde County Texas People and Places
|What's Your Favorite Book about a Uvalde County Texas Person, Place
or Event? Here are some of our favorites.
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August Santleben was born in 1845 in Hanover. Just three and a half months later his parents decided to leave Germany to emigrate to America. Through the course of the text Santleben recounts tales of staging and freighting through Texas and Mexico and clashing with Indian, Mexico, and American thieves. "This remarkably successful shot has never been recorded, or if it has I am unaware of the fact, but the tragic act is well known to others now living who will vouch for the truth of my story. Perhaps they know more of the circumstances than I can recall, because Mr. Bowles has many relatives living in Uvalde County . . . Read more Look inside
Texas Rangers: A Century of Frontier Defense
Found Inside: "The first one given came from a young county judge of Uvalde County who later became Vice-President of the United States. On November 13, 1893, John N. Garner wrote General W. H. Mabry in part as follows: 'I write as the request of several prominent citizens of the county to inform you of violations of the law' . . . Read more Look inside
outlet ( 1905 ): Western
by Andy Adams
During the early 1880s Andy Adams went to Texas, where he stayed for 10 years, spending much of that time driving cattle on the western trails. Found inside: "I was born to the occupation in Texas," replied the witness. "Five ears ago this summer I came with beef cattle from Uvalde County, that State, to this post, and after the delivery, accepted a situation under the quartermaster here in locating and holding the government's beeves. . . . Read more Look inside
Found inside: " ... In 1876 King married and eventually became the father of four daughters; but he never took to family life and over the years he was arrested for numerous murders. in each case he was found not guilty or the charges were dismissed. After the dramatics of an expensive lawyer helped acquit him of killing a Texas ranger, King Fisher claimed his troubled life was behind him. He was sworn in as a deputy sheriff of Uvalde County, pinned a star to his chest and rode with the law . . ." Read more Look inside
Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)
Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)