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Early days in Texas : a trip to hell and heaven, by Jim McIntire

Label
Early days in Texas : a trip to hell and heaven
Title
Early days in Texas
Title remainder
a trip to hell and heaven
Statement of responsibility
by Jim McIntire
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gentlemen, reprobate, killer, lawman--Jim McIntire was all of these, and more. In the 1870s McIntire was a regular fixture in the life of such Texas towns as Fort Griffin, Jacksboro, Fort Belknap, and Mobeetie. The handsome young man soon built a quick-gun reputation that in the 1880s led him into city law enforcement in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and later branded him an outlaw. A near-death experience in 1901 prompted a nevertheless unrepentant McIntire to pen his life story. Rich with detail, his narrative chronicles a violent time on the nineteenth-century frontier, revealing attitudes of frontier folk toward bigotry, cruelty to humans and animals, law enforcement, buffalo hunting, saloons, gambling, and more. Notable frontier figures parade through his narrative, including legendary lawmen Pat Garrett, John W. Poe, and Wyatt Earp, and an assortment of outlaws and gunfighters, such as Sam Bass, Billy the Kid, Jim Courtright, and "Mysterious Dave" Mather
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Early days in Texas : a trip to hell and heaven, by Jim McIntire
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2827673
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
229 pages
Lccn
02029424
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased from Guido Ransleben, 1977. Stamped: Alex Brinkmann, Comfort, Texas. Conditions: Prelim. pages detached; hinges split; loose sections. Fragile condition. Clothbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits.
Label
Early days in Texas : a trip to hell and heaven, by Jim McIntire
Publication
Control code
2827673
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
229 pages
Lccn
02029424
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased from Guido Ransleben, 1977. Stamped: Alex Brinkmann, Comfort, Texas. Conditions: Prelim. pages detached; hinges split; loose sections. Fragile condition. Clothbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits.

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