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GEORGE W. SAUNDERS President and Organizer Old Time Trail Drivers' Association

THE
TRAIL DRIVERS

OF TEXAS

Interesting Sketches of Early Cowboys and
their Experiences on the Range and on the
Trail during the Days that Tried Men's
Souls-True Narratives Related by Real
Cow-Punchers and Men who Fathered the

Cattle Industry in Texas

Compiled and Edited by
J. MARVIN HUNTER

Published Under the Direction of

GEORGE W. SAUNDERS
PRESIDENT OF THE OLD TIME TRAIL DRIVERS' ASSOCIATION

SECOND EDITION REVISED

(Two Volumes in One)

COKESBURY PRESS
NASHVILLE, TENN.

1925

591
.H94
1925

COPYRIGHT 1924
BY GEORGE W. SAUNDERS

COPYRIGHT 1925

By LAMAR & BARTON, Agents

PAGE

Sixty Years in Texas Around Good Old San Antonio. By Jesse M. Kil-

gore, San Antonio, Texas..

674

Hardships of a Winter Drive. By Alf. Beadle, North Pleasanton, Texas 678

Mont Woodward Was a Friend. By G. O. Burrow, Del Rio, Texas. .. 680

Dream was Realized. By Charlie Bargsley, San Antonio, Texas.

682

When He Got Big Enough to Fight the Indians were Gone. By W. T.

(Bill) Brite, Leming, Texas .

684

Fifty Cents a Day Was Considered Good Pay. By Louis and Joseph

Chorp, Rio Medina, Texas....

686

When the Elements Wept and Shed Tears. By W. F. Fielder.

687

Sketch of Captain James D. Reed. By Lou Best Porter, Mountainair,

New Mexico...

690

A Tribute to the Character of William Buckner Houston. By Thomas

H. Lewis ...

691

Served with Lee and Jackson. By J. B. C. Harkness, Pearsall, Texas.. 696

Harrowing Experiences with Jayhawkers. By J. M. Daugherty,

Daugherty, Texas.

696

Major George W. Littlefield.

700

Kidnapped the Inspectors. By Leo Tucker, Yoakum, Texas..

702

David C. Pryor.

706

Helped Drive Indians Out of Brown County. By J. W. Driskill, Sabinal,

Texas.....

707

Robert E. Stafford..

708

Lafayette Ward. .

710

Thomas Jefferson Moore.

712

William G. Butler.

715

Seth Mabry....

718

J. D. Murrah Caught the Measles. By Dan Murrah, Del Rio, Texas. . 718

Medina County Pioneer. By Xavier Wanz, Castroville, Texas.. 719

Experiences of a Texas Pioneer. By John M. Sharpe..

721

W. A. (Buck) Pettus..

730

R. G. (Dick) Head..

734

Sketch of J. M. Choate.

736

W. M. Choate...

738

Crossed the Arkansas River in a Skiff. By J. H. Saul..

739

When Temperature Was 72 Degrees Below Zero. By C. C. French, Fort

Worth, Texas.....

741

History of an Old Cowman..

743

Indians Got Their Horses. By W. H. Crain, Pipe Creek, Texas.. 746

George Webb Slaughter...

749

Thomas M. Peeler....

759

Hardships of a Cowboy's Life in the Early Days in Texas. By James

T. Johnson, Charco, Texas

760

Associated with Frank James. By Sam H. Nunneley, San Antonio,

Texas......

763

The Tankersley Family. By Mary Tankersley Lewis, San Angelo, Texas 764

Trail Driving was Fascinating. By W. A. Roberts, Frio Town, Texas.. 767

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