First edition. 8vo. Blue cloth, titles stamped in white on the front cover, xvi, 513  pp., preface, introduction, illustrated from photographs, portraits, map. Large folding map is of Fort Richardson and vicinity. Much on the Adobe Walls fight, cowboys and the cattle industry, trail drivers, trial of Satanta, Fort Richardson, Old Jacksboro, homesteaders and early settlers, Indians and raids, Mackenzie, the Salt Creek fight etc. Six Guns 1059 says "In her chapter "Law and Lawlessness on the Frontier' the author deals with outlaws and robberies of West Texas and makes the statement that a man named Joe Horner, of Jacksboro got into trouble and went to the Northwest, where he took the name Frank Canton and became a well-known peace officer. In his autobiography Canton himself says nothing about having been Joe Horner." Canton's book was titled "Frontier Trails. The Autobiography of Frank M. Canton" published in 1930 by Houghton Mifflin Company. One of the better Texas county histories. Laid-in to this copy is a Certificate of Authentication listing this copy as item number 791 and attesting that this copy was part of the personal collection of Ramon F. Adams and signed by Mrs. Ramon F. Adams in May of 1979. Stamped name and address in red ink of the author on the front pastedown sheet, faint remainder of an erased name on the front free fly leaf, folding map in fine condition, cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and extremities, text clean and bright, else a very good copy.
Inventory Number: 45334