Publication: The Naylor Company, 1940, San Antonio
First edition. 8vo. Cloth, xvii(1), 394 pp., frontis. (portrait), illus., glossary, index. In these sixty-four stories of frontier life in the Southwest is fascinating, dramatic reading of history as lived. The purpose of this book is to bring into perspective in a single volume a picture of the way of life in the Southwest, particularly under frontier and pioneer conditions, as women interpreted it. These stories are told by women who have seen life in the Southwest ... stories of those who courageously left the easier ways of civilization and founded a Southwester empire, wrenched from the Indians, from storms, droughts, revolution, and pestilence. Stories include, The Alamo; Boys Fight Indians in Llano; breaking a Stampede of 10,000 Buffaloes; Came to Texas in an Ox-Wagon; Choctaws and Chickasaws Were Allied with Confederacy; The Coming of the Railroad; Difficulties of Getting Married on the Frontier; Early Days on Texas Cattle Trails; Early Texas Cattle Industry; The Indians of Young Territory; Life of German Pioneers of Early Texas; Music Teaching in New Mexico; Pioneer Life in Fredericksburg; Pioneers of Texas; Plantation Life in Falls County; The Story of the Telephone in Oklahoma; Story of Early Arizona; Indian Fight Near Globe, Arizona; Colonel Forbis LeFlore, Pioneer and Statesman; etc. Adams Herd #2558: "Has several chapters on cattle and cowboys." Adams Six Guns #2452: "Contains a chapter on Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett, telling about their first meeting." Former owner's neat, small bookplate on front pastedown sheet, first five pages lightly foxed at fore-edges else a very good copy in the elusive, price-clipped dust jacket with a small chip to head of spine, with light wear to the spine ends, corners and extremities. Excellent content.
Inventory Number: 47179