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The Autobiography Of Charles Francis Colcord 1859-1934 CHARLES FRANCIS COLCORD

The Autobiography Of Charles Francis Colcord 1859-1934



Publication: Privately printed, 1970, Tulsa, Oklahoma

First edition. 4to. Cloth, titles and branding iron stamped in gilt on the front cover and spine, [18], 245 [1] pp., foreword, acknowledgments, illustrated from photographs, drawings, some Russell and Remington drawings, a full-page photograph of his famous "jug handle" branding iron, eulogy, afterword, index, colophon. From the colophon: "The Autobiography of Charles Francis Colcord" has not been produced for commercial sale and cannot, therefore, be purchased. Only a limited edition of the book has been printed for gratuitous distribution among libraries and individuals in areas of Mr. Colcord's activities during his lifetime." Charles Francis Colcord (August 18, 1859 – December 10, 1934) was a cattle rancher, U.S. Marshal, Chief of Police, businessman, and pioneer of the Old West. The community of Colcord, Oklahoma is named for him. Colcord's life spanned the American Civil War, the taming of the west, the cattle drives, the Land Runs, the Wright brothers' flight, World War I, Wiley Post, Will Rogers and Charles Lindbergh, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, and the transition of Oklahoma City from a frontier prairie to a booming metropolis with skyscrapers, oil fields and airplanes. On December 30, 1934, a resolution adopted by the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce stated, "Affluence came to him but left unspoiled his native gentleness and simplicity. Always he was modest, humble, democratic, generous, just and kind. He remembered the less fortunate friends of his early days." ---- Wikipedia. This is a fine copy without dust jacket, as issued and affixed to the front pastedown sheet is a label with the words: "This book, No. 347 is registered in the name of Amanda Blake." Blake is best known for the role of the red-haired saloon proprietress "Miss Kitty Russell" on the western television series Gunsmoke.

Inventory Number: 51041