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OX WAGONS, INDIANS, AND WINCHESTERS

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Published September 12th, 2018 by

From Hunter’s Frontier Times Magazine, June, 1934  By Muster Neora KeelI IN THE YEAR 1850 my grandparents with my mother and her two brothers crossed the plains from Missouri to ...
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THE SUBLIME COURAGE OF A FRONTIER BOY

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Published August 6th, 2018 by

John Warren Hunter, in 1910  FROM Hunter’s Frontier Times Magazine, January, 1948 Captain Cal Putman came to Texas in 1821, and with his family settled on the San Gabriel, in ...
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HARDSHIPS OF A GERMAN FAMILY

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Published July 18th, 2018 by

By Bernard Manken, Boerne, Texas  A JOURNEY from Galveston to New Braunfels today is considered a pleasure trip. At night you enter a comfortable Pullman; next morning you enjoy ...
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WHITE MEN ATE NIGGER MEAT

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Published August 13th, 2017 by

J. Marvin Hunter, Sr. From J. Marvin Hunter’s Frontier Times Magazine, May, 1949 Austin Callan, well known Texas writer, recently contributed the following article to the San Angelo Standard, ...
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BLOODY KATE BENDER OF KANSAS

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Published August 2nd, 2017 by

By Roscoe Logue J. Marvin Hunter’s Frontier Times Magazine, March, 1944 In the spring of 1871 the Bender family moved to the southeastern portion of Kansas and homesteaded. In the ...
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WHEN MEN BECOME BEASTS - Brutal Lynching, Paris TX, 1893

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Published July 28th, 2017 by

From J. Marvin Hunter’s Frontier Times Magazine, April, 1934 THERE ARE TIMES when the frenzied mob knows no law when men's reason seems to be thrown to the ...
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A TRAGIC EXPEDITION

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Published June 9th, 2017 by

From J. Marvin Hunter’s Frontier Times Magazine, May, 1929 This Narrative of Fremont's Retreat From the San Luis Valley is Given as told by Thos. E. Breckenridge, a ...
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Mrs. Holmsley Went Up the Chisholm Trail.

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Published May 23rd, 2017 by

D. K. Doyle From J. Marvin Hunter’s Frontier Times Magazine, July, 1927 Going up the Chisholm Trail with the cowboys and herds of cattle in the seventies. Traversing the extensive, ...
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BIGFOOT WALLACE STUFFED WITH HICKORY NUTS

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Published December 30th, 2016 by

By Chas. T. Carlton. From Frontier Times Magazine, January, 1924 Yesterday, in San Antonio, I was standing on a street corner talking to a man from Mineral Wells. On the other ...
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George Hay - A Bandera County Pioneer

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Published April 13th, 2016 by

George Hay was born at Erskine, Renfrewshire, Scotland, March 17, 1836. With his parents, he sailed for America from Liverpool, England, Sept. 10, 1841. They came across in a sailing vessel, the Tierien, and ...
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Remarkable Story of a Very Old Man - Amasa Clark

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Published March 26th, 2016 by

Amasa Clark, who in the ruggedness of young manhood penetrated the onetime wilderness where Bandera now stands, is the living proof that fourscore and ten and even more years are ...
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REMARKABLE ACCOUNT OF PIONEER LIFE IN TEXAS - J. T. Hazelwood

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Published January 8th, 2016 by

From J. Marvin Hunter's Frontier Times Magazine, May, 1947 The following story was given us some twenty-five years ago by J. T. Hazelwood, who was then living at San Angelo. ...
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THE LOST CHILD

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Published January 6th, 2016 by

From J. Marvin Hunter's Frontier Times Magazine, December, 1950 As Texans we cherish no prouder boast than the purity of Texan womanhood and the Patriotism of Texas manhood. These were ...
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MARY E. BELL of KIMBLE COUNTY, TEXAS

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Published December 27th, 2015 by

From J. Marvin Hunter's Frontier Times Magazine, April, 1941, There is now living in London, in the northeast corner of Kimble county, on the waters of the Big Saline Creek, ...
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Christmas in a TX Panhandle Dugout, 1881

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Published December 24th, 2015 by

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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

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Published December 24th, 2015 by

From J. Marvin Hunter's Frontier Times Magazine, September, 1924 Taylor Thompson, now deceased, was a well known Printer, newspaper man, ranger and Confederate soldier. His series of articles, dealing with ...
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Frank Gholson, an Early Frontiersman

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Published November 27th, 2015 by

Frank Gholson, an Early Frontiersman From J. Marvin Hunter's Frontier Times Magazine, March, 1952 J. Marvin Hunter, Sr. Benjamin Franklin Gholson, who died at his home near Evant, Texas, in 1936 ...
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Hunting in the 1830's

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Published November 17th, 2015 by

Hunting in the 1830's From J. Marvin Hunter's Frontier Times Magazine, January, 1952 (Excerpts from the Autobiography of Andrew Davis, a pioneer Texian and early day Methodist minister among the ...
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CHARLIE CHANDLER, EARLY DAY RANCHER OF THE PECOS

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Published November 17th, 2015 by

J. Marvin Hunter, Sr. From J. Marvin Hunter's Frontier Times Magazine, May, 1950 When Charley Chandler, 82 year-old rancher of the Pecos river region, wandered into the "wilds of the ...
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"AUNT MARY" PRUITT - By T.U. Taylor, Austin, Texas

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Published November 24th, 2014 by

[From J. Marvin Hunter’s Frontier Times Magazine, October, 1940] There is a legend to the effect that if a person gets a drink of Blanco water, such person will ...
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