First edition. 4to, Signed by the author and a "Limited First Edition." Color, stiff pictorial wrappers, xii, 204 pp., acknowledgements, foreword, introduction, illustrated mostly from photographs, maps, appendices, selected bibliography, index. Privately printed by the author in a "Limited first edition." this is the story of W. E. Connell and his ranching and banking interests in Nolan County, Texas, beginning in the early 1880's. Connell and his brother, Giles, were among the first cattlemen and merchants to settle in Nolan County. W.E. went on to become chairman of the board at First National Bank in Fort Worth. This book gives an account of their family heritage from the days of Austin’s Colony and the Battle for Texas Independence at San Jacinto. There’s also a fascinating chapter on Sublett’s Lost Gold Mine, a lot on the OS Ranch; and much more on that part of West Texas. Some of brands that were in use are the OS, OC, CROSS H, C-BAR, LAZY D, and S LAZY S. As new, unread copy.
Inventory Number: 44063