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The Resource Rawhide Texas, by Wayne Gard

Rawhide Texas, by Wayne Gard

Label
Rawhide Texas
Title
Rawhide Texas
Statement of responsibility
by Wayne Gard
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What makes a Texan tick? The answer can be found not in military and political histories, but in the social history of the people of Texasthe story of their long, heroic battle to conquer challenging conditions as Americas frontier pushed westward. Pioneer settlers grappled with summer droughts and winter blizzards, often fighting for their lives against Comanche Indians or wild animals. Unknown diseases killed the livestock. Prairie fires destroyed fields and pastures, and clouds of grasshoppers devoured crops. To beat these odds, early settlers had to be as tough as the rawhide they braided into quirts or lariatsfor only the strong survived. All Texans shared in the hard life of the frontier. Picture, if you will, a circuit-riding preacher swimming his horse across swollen streams to conduct a camp meeting. A doctor as he rides fifty miles or more through rough country to set a broken bone or deliver a baby, or a schoolteacher risking her life to protect her pupils during an Indian raid. Or a newspaper editor, shot in the back for telling the painful truth. Theseany many morewere the people who built Texas. Wayne Gard portrays them in informal sketches of pioneer life on the Texas frontier, illuminating the still-emerging Texas character. What makes a Texan tick? Youll find part of the answer in Rawhide Texas"--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
917.64
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F386
LC item number
.G237 1965
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Rawhide Texas, by Wayne Gard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-224) 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
Foreword -- Eye on the weather -- Comanche moon -- Hunting in the wilds -- Plantation days -- The cattle kingdom -- Woolies and herdsmen -- Breaking the sod -- Fun on the prairies -- Horsemen for the Lord -- Saddlebags doctors -- Log-cabin schools -- Sagebrush editors -- Men of the law -- Through mud and high water -- More fool hoe men -- Black gold -- Culture on the ranges -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Control code
1984315
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 236 pages
Isbn
9780806187068
Lccn
65014801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1984315
Label
Rawhide Texas, by Wayne Gard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-224) 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
Foreword -- Eye on the weather -- Comanche moon -- Hunting in the wilds -- Plantation days -- The cattle kingdom -- Woolies and herdsmen -- Breaking the sod -- Fun on the prairies -- Horsemen for the Lord -- Saddlebags doctors -- Log-cabin schools -- Sagebrush editors -- Men of the law -- Through mud and high water -- More fool hoe men -- Black gold -- Culture on the ranges -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Control code
1984315
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 236 pages
Isbn
9780806187068
Lccn
65014801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1984315

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