OX WAGONS, INDIANS, AND WINCHESTERS
THE SUBLIME COURAGE OF A FRONTIER BOY
HARDSHIPS OF A GERMAN FAMILY
WHITE MEN ATE NIGGER MEAT
BLOODY KATE BENDER OF KANSAS
WHEN MEN BECOME BEASTS - Brutal Lynching, Paris TX, 1893
A TRAGIC EXPEDITION
Mrs. Holmsley Went Up the Chisholm Trail.
BIGFOOT WALLACE STUFFED WITH HICKORY NUTS
George Hay - A Bandera County Pioneer
Remarkable Story of a Very Old Man - Amasa Clark
REMARKABLE ACCOUNT OF PIONEER LIFE IN TEXAS - J. T. Hazelwood
THE LOST CHILD
MARY E. BELL of KIMBLE COUNTY, TEXAS
Christmas in a TX Panhandle Dugout, 1881
Mrs. C. W. Jones, in talking about Christmas days long ago, remarked that in 1881 the Panhandle was very sparsely settled. houses and families being few and far between. Dugouts were then common and on this particular Christmas the people gathered in the biggest dugout in the neighborhood for their celebration, the place belonging to Joe Browning, a well known citizen of Dickens county. The tree was a Chinaberry full of yellow balls, the balls gleaming like gold amid the white cotton trimming of the tree. In addition wreaths were made from algerita bushes, the green adding a pretty finishing touch to the festive scene. On the tree were all the gifts that were favorites of years ago. Dolls of all kinds and toys for the little girls and red topped boots with brass toes and other things equally liked for the boys. Relatives had sent Mrs. Jones then about seven years old, a big wax doll and she was very happy in its possession. Mr. Browning did the shopping for the neighborhood, making the trip to Colorado City to supply the needed articles. There were but six children to enjoy the tree and the treats, but the little folks had a good time and so did the older folks. A big dance was also held at the Matador ranch. As wild game was plentiful in those long ago days, Christmas dinner was bountiful and turkeys were not in demand.—
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Taylor Thompson tells of San Antonio Christmas, 1864
Frank Gholson, an Early Frontiersman
Hunting in the 1830's
CHARLIE CHANDLER, EARLY DAY RANCHER OF THE PECOS
"AUNT MARY" PRUITT - By T.U. Taylor, Austin, Texas