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The Resource John Simpson Chisum : cattle king of the Pecos revisited, Clifford R. Caldwell

John Simpson Chisum : cattle king of the Pecos revisited, Clifford R. Caldwell

Label
John Simpson Chisum : cattle king of the Pecos revisited
Title
John Simpson Chisum
Title remainder
cattle king of the Pecos revisited
Statement of responsibility
Clifford R. Caldwell
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Contributor
Author
Dedicatee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Simpson Chisum left a trail across the American West so wide that a blind scout could follow it. Although his track can be picked up effortlessly, the gaps and sketchy information about the man leave us with but half of the story. John Chisum's life story seems to have been defined by his association with Billy the Kid and a singular, epic cattle drive across the barren expanses of West Texas to New Mexico. Ask anyone on the street about John Chisum and they are apt to bring up The Chisholm Trail. In an unlucky twist of historical circumstance the totally unrelated Chisholm trail which covered roughly the same path as the Kansas Trail, the Abilene Trail, or McCoy's Trail and was named for Jesse Chisholm would be forever confused with John Chisum's Western Trail. Perhaps the noted historian Harwood P. Hinton, Jr. said it best over a half century ago when he penned "A definitive biography of John Chisum may never be written, for there is quite a paucity of information not only concerning his life but also his stock dealings, which spanned the Southwest for thirty years." Not at all unlike the saga of legendary personalities of the American West such as Billy the Kid the story of the life and times of John Chisum has become "so contaminated with hypothesis and folklore that what remains of his story is little more than a blurred picture of a misrepresented and uninterpreted individual... living in the shadows of a bygone era" -- Back cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F392.P3
LC item number
C35 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
John Simpson Chisum : cattle king of the Pecos revisited, Clifford R. Caldwell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
John Simpson Chisum, the beginning -- The Texas cattleman -- John Chisum, cattle king of the Pecos -- Chisum's Pecos war -- War in Lincoln County -- The final years -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1: The Chisum family origins & genealogy -- Appendix 2: The persistent myth -- Appendix 3: Sallie Lucy Chisum -- Appendix 4: Other Chisum family
Control code
504274752
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9780865347564
Lccn
2010002943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Author's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons. Item laid in: 1 invoice. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)504274752
Label
John Simpson Chisum : cattle king of the Pecos revisited, Clifford R. Caldwell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
John Simpson Chisum, the beginning -- The Texas cattleman -- John Chisum, cattle king of the Pecos -- Chisum's Pecos war -- War in Lincoln County -- The final years -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1: The Chisum family origins & genealogy -- Appendix 2: The persistent myth -- Appendix 3: Sallie Lucy Chisum -- Appendix 4: Other Chisum family
Control code
504274752
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9780865347564
Lccn
2010002943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Author's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons. Item laid in: 1 invoice. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)504274752

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