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Despite his challenges as a deaf-mute, Burnell Butler was one of those who dreamed of a better life in Texas. Lured by all the twenty-eighth state offered, Butler, his wife, twelve children, and seven slaves gambled big in 1852, migrating from Mississippi in covered wagons to the unknown prairies of Texas. It was there that the Butlers would begin a new chapter, fueled by their rugged, hard-working spirit. Charles Olmsted, a former award-winning sports writer, relies on extensive research and anecdotes to chronologically capture the fascinating history of the Butler family. Beginning with a cattle drive during the Civil War, Olmsted details how Burnell’s son, William G. Butler joined in helping build the foundation for the multi-billion dollar beef industry, rode the Chisholm Trail with his family from the 1860s to the 1880s as part of the transformation to cattle cars on railroads, and often settled disputes with gunfights. Included are excerpts from letters, newspapers, and books as well as details from land purchases, proclamations, and real-life accounts. The Good, the Bad, the Butlers shares the true story of a pioneer family as they built a new life in Karnes County, Texas, and attempted to survive all the challenges of living in a dangerous and dusty land.

The Family Saga

By Francis Edward Abernethy,Jerry Bryan Lincecum,Frances Brannen Vick
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  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Book Code : 9781574411683
  • Total of Pages : 366
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 699
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The family saga is made up of an accumulation of separate family legends. These are the stories of the old folks and the old times that are told among the family when they gather for funerals or Thanksgiving dinner. These are the "remember-when" stories the family tells about the time when the grownups were children.

Appalachian Fiddle Music

By Drew Beisswenger,Roy M. Andrade,Scott Prouty
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
  • Book Code : 1513459937
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 412
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Appalachian fiddle music, based on the musical traditions of the people who settled in the mountainous regions of the southeastern United States, is widely-known and played throughout North America and parts of Europe because of its complex rhythms, its catchy melodies, and its often-ancient-sounding stylistic qualities. The authors explore the lives and music of 43 of the classic Appalachian fiddlers who were active during the first half of the 20th century. Some of them were recorded commercially in the 1920s, such as Gid Tanner, Fiddlin’ John Carson, and Charlie Bowman. Some were recorded by folklorists from the Library of Congress, such as William Stepp, Emmett Lundy, and Marion Reece. Others were recorded informally by family members and visitors, such as John Salyer, Emma Lee Dickerson, and Manco Sneed. All of them played throughout most of their lives and influenced the growth and stylistic elements of fiddle music in their regions. Each fiddler has been given a chapter with a biography, several tune transcriptions, and tune histories. To show the richness of the music, the authors make a special effort to show the musical elements in detail, but also acknowledge that nothing can take the place of listening. Many of the classic recordings used in this book can be found on the web, allowing you to hear and read the music together.

Texas Off the Beaten Path®

By June Naylor
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 0762777397
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 722
  • Pdf File: texas-off-the-beaten-path.pdf

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Texas Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Texas Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Texas that other guidebooks just don't offer.

An Old-Fashioned Christmas: Sweet Traditions for Hearth and Home

By Ellen Stimson
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  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Book Code : 1581575742
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 671
  • Pdf File: an-old-fashioned-christmas.pdf

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Celebrate the beauty and charm of the holidays with recipes for traditional food and drink, decorating ideas, and heartwarming stories With its trademark snow, piney forests, sleigh rides and woodsmoke curling out of village chimneys, New England was practically invented for the Christmas postcard. It’s got your Christmas goose and the maple syrup with which to glaze it. It’s most of the reason author Ellen Stimson made Vermont her home. Here she shares recipes that have been in her family for generations, mixes up a cocktail or two, and invites readers to make their own traditions.

TEXAS QUAILS: Ecology and Management

By Leonard Alfred Brennan
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  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Book Code : 1603445129
  • Total of Pages : 506
  • Category : NATURE
  • Members : 807
  • Pdf File: texas-quails.pdf

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Texas Quails presents the first complete assessment of the four species of quail found in this vast state. Experts describe each of them and examine all geographic regions of the state for historical and current population trends, habitat status, and research needs. These experts also discuss management practices, hunting issues, economics, and diseases.

Undaunted Spirit

By Jane Peart
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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310834287
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 586
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Free-spirited journalist Independence McClaren follows her heart to a Colorado silver-town—and a test of her fierce commitment to the truth. Mindy’s birth name is Independence McClaren—a fitting match for her tenacity and determination. Leaving behind a secure but colorless future in the east, the fiery young woman heads west to Coarse Gold, Colorado, and the opportunity to carve her mark in a man’s world. As reporter for the Roaring River Gazette, Mindy not only will ferret out the news but will become the voice of conscience in this rough-and-tumble mining town, its reminder of the biblical principles of truth, virtue, and mercy. Little does she dream how her most prized possession as a journalist—her passion for the truth—will be put to the test. To follow her heart or to retain her integrity? Mindy will have to choose. Bestselling author Jane Peart takes readers to the Old West in the Westward Dreams Series with five novels of excitement, adventure, and romance. From mining camps to California vineyards, you’ll meet women who must find a new life for themselves in a difficult, sometimes hostile environment. But with persistence, principle, and a steadfast faith, they not only survive, they thrive.

Rowing in Eden

By Barbara Rogan
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1451699999
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 754
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ROWING IN EDENSam is not the only tormented soul in the tiny upstate village of Old Wickham. There's also Peter Quinn, a brilliant, troubled fourteen-year-old with quick fists, no past, and a truckload of attitude. Although a judge found him innocent, Peter knows better. Some things, he figures, "it don't matter why you did 'em, only that you did 'em." On its surface, Old Wickham, New York, is a Norman Rockwell montage of red-cheeked youngsters skating on ponds, dogs frolicking in the snow, and villagers huddled around wood-burning stoves. Yet someone in this idyllic community has been setting fires. Suspicions divide the village along the usual fault lines. Scapegoats are sought, outsiders shunned. The back room of the country store gives rise to a Greek chorus of collective rage. In this crucible of distrust, unlooked for alliances are forged, old alliances are tested, and no one emerges unchanged. Alice Hoffman hails Barbara Rogan as a "masterful story teller." The New York Times praises her as a passionate writer whose prose is "as vivid as lightning bolts." Now, with Rowing in Eden, a morally complex story about friendship, love, marriage, and family -- in other words, all the things that matter most -- Barbara Rogan not only fulfills but generously exceeds the expectations of fans and reviewers alike.