Publication: Mrs Avery Turner, 1941, Amarillo
First edition. 8vo. Inked gift presentation inscription on the front free fly leaf from the author. Limited to 150 books. Cloth, colored paper label on cover, Front cover stamped in gilt, 94 pp., frontispiece [portrait], plates. Dykes Kid 311 says, "Rare. Mrs. Turner, whose husband was a pioneer official of the Santa Fe Railway Company, wrote this finely printed little book "to preserve cherished memories of my forty years on These High Plains." She visited Tascosa a number of times as a guest of Judge and Mrs. H.H. Wallace. In "Old Tascosa" she states that Billy the Kid used to be a frequent visitor there in earlier days. The date of his birth is confused with that of his death, as Mrs. Turner states that he was born in July, 1881." Six Guns 2252 says, "rare." Contains a chapter on the open range with comments on Charles Goodnight and John Adair, and a chapter on some cattle kings. Some comments about Dodge City, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Santa Fe Railroad, oil discovery in West Texas, etc. Informative book and much on Amarillo and West Texas interest including the JA Ranch. Near fine, tight copy without dust jacket, as issued.
Inventory Number: 47453