Taming the Nueces Strip

Taming the Nueces Strip
The Story of McNelly's Rangers

by George Durham

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2010-03-01
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 0292792476
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Only an extraordinary Texas Ranger could have cleaned up bandit-plagued Southwest Texas, between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande, in the years following the Civil War. Thousands of raiders on horseback, some of them Anglo-Americans, regularly crossed the river from Mexico to pillage, murder, and rape. Their main objective? To steal cattle, which they herded back across the Rio Grande to sell. Honest citizens found it almost impossible to live in the Nueces Strip. In desperation, the governor of Texas called on an extraordinary man, Captain Leander M. McNelly, to take command of a Ranger company and stop these border bandits. One of McNelly's recruits for this task was George Durham, a Georgia farmboy in his teens when he joined the "Little McNellys," as the Captain's band called themselves. More than half a century later, it was George Durham, the last surviving "McNelly Ranger," who recounted the exciting tale of taming the Nueces Strip to San Antonio writer Clyde Wantland. In Durham's account, those long-ago days are brought vividly back to life. Once again the daring McNelly leads his courageous band across Southwest Texas to victories against incredible odds. With a boldness that overcame their dismayingly small number, the McNellys succeeded in bringing law and order to the untamed Nueces Strip—succeeded so well that they antagonized certain "upright" citizens who had been pocketing surreptitious dollars from the bandits' operations.

The War in the Nueces Strip

The War in the Nueces Strip
A Book

by Donald Emmet Worcester

  • Publisher : Doubleday Books
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9780385238540
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Until 1874, when Leander H. McNelly formed the Texas Rangers, the most troublesome area in the West was the Nueces Strip between Texas and Mexico.

Nueces Strip

Nueces Strip
A Book

by Dan Mason

  • Publisher : Harpercollins
  • Release : 1992-10-29
  • Pages : 79
  • ISBN : 9780061005411
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When murderers and outlaws from around the country congregate along Texas's Nueces River, intent on living lives of lawlessness, Texas Ranger Lex Cranshaw heads for the Texas panhandle to stop them. Original.

What Western Do I Read Next?

What Western Do I Read Next?
A Reader's Guide to Recent Western Fiction

by Wayne Barton

  • Publisher : Gale Cengage
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 628
  • ISBN : 9780787644796
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What Western Do I Read Next? describes and indexes approximately 1,900 titles published between 1989 and 1998, providing access to information genre readers need to select their next best read: title, series, author, publisher, characters, locale, time period, plot summary and similar authors.

What Do I Read Next? 1994

What Do I Read Next? 1994
A Book

by Neil Barron,Wayne Barton,Kristin Ramsdell,Steven A. Stilwell

  • Publisher : Gale Cengage
  • Release : 1994-09
  • Pages : 649
  • ISBN : 9780810385979
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre

John King Fisher

John King Fisher
King of the Nueces Strip

by G. R Williamson

  • Publisher : Indian Head Publishing
  • Release : 2021-02-11
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the Stock Marshal to cattle rustler to Deputy Sheriff, King Fisher was the undisputed ruler of the rough border brasada inhabited by outlaws of every description known as the Nueces Strip. Even the famed Texas Rangers were fearful of his grip: It is a reign of terror from the men who infest this region. …The white citizens are all friends of King Fisher. There is a regularly organized band of desperadoes from Goliad to the headwaters of the Nueces. This band is made up of men who have committed crimes in other states and fled for refuge here, where they go to robbing for a living. Flamboyant, he was described as wearing “a trues piedras sombrero, with a solid gold coiled rattler for the band and gold tassels. His shirt was of that heavy Mexico City silk, opened at the throat; and a silk, red bandanna was knotted around his neck.” His pistols were nickel-plated Colt .45's and he knew how to use them, killing over a dozen men during his life as a bandit chieftain, later turned lawman. Known as one of the best pistol fighters of his day, John King Fisher has remained an enigma in the chronicles of the Western Frontier. While other gun fighters have achieved notoriety through the stories told in the pulp magazines and newspapers of the day John King Fisher has been largely ignored. Fisher was credited with killing a string of men during his lifetime and the mere mention of his names was usually enough to sober up a drunken opponent or cause a sober man to contemplate his own epitaph. Oddly enough, Fisher was not a cold-blooded murder, but rather stand-up gun fighter that faced his adversaries in the winner-take-all shootout. Thoroughly researched and documented, this is John King Fisher’s astounding true story.

John King Fisher - King of the Nueces Strip

John King Fisher - King of the Nueces Strip
A Book

by G. R. Williamson

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2018-02-04
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9781981186211
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John King Fisher - King of the Nueces Strip From a Stock Marshal to cattle rustler to Deputy Sheriff, King Fisher was the undisputed ruler of the rough border brasada inhabited by outlaws of every description known as the "Nueces Strip." Even the famed Texas Rangers were fearful of his grip: IT IS A REIGN OF TERROR FROM THE MEN WHO INFEST THIS REGION. ...THE WHITE CITIZENS ARE ALL FRIENDS OF KING FISHER. THERE IS A REGULARLY ORGANIZED BAND OF DESPERADOES FROM GOLIAD TO THE HEADWATERS OF THE NUECES. THIS BAND IS MADE UP OF MEN WHO HAVE COMMITTED CRIMES IN OTHER STATES AND FLED FOR REFUGE HERE, WHERE THEY GO TO ROBBING FOR A LIVING. Flamboyant, he was described as wearing "a tres piedras sombrero, with a solid gold coiled rattler for the band and gold tassels. His shirt was of that heavy Mexico City silk, opened at the throat; and a silk, red bandanna was knotted around his neck." His pistols were nickel-plated Colt .45's and he knew how to use them, killing over a dozen men during his life as a bandit chieftain, later turned lawman. Known as one of the best pistol fighters of his day, John King Fisher has remained an enigma in the chronicles of the Western Frontier. While other gun fighters have achieved notoriety through the stories told in the pulp magazines and newspapers of the day, John King Fisher has been largely ignored. Fisher was credited with killing a string of men during his lifetime and the mere mention of his name was usually enough to sober up a drunken opponent or cause a sober man to contemplate his own epitaph. Oddly enough, Fisher was not a cold-blooded murder, but rather stand-up gun fighter that faced his adversaries in a winner-take-all shootout. Thoroughly researched and documented, this is John King Fisher's astounding true story. Readers' Favorite - 5-star review

Indios Bárbaros, Divorcées, and Flocks of Vampires

Indios Bárbaros, Divorcées, and Flocks of Vampires
Identity and Nation on the Rio Grande, 1749-1894

by Omar Santiago Valerio-Jiménez

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 990
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rivers of Texas

Rivers of Texas
A Book

by Verne Huser

  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release : 2004-03
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9781585443697
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores the landscape, history, geology, and recreational opportunities afforded by the rivers of Texas, presenting information about each river's size, location, tributaries, discharge, and special sites.

The March to Monterrey

The March to Monterrey
The Diary of Lieutenant Rankin Dilworth, U.S. Army : a Narrative of Troop Movements and Observations on Daily Life with General Zachary Taylor's Army During the Invasion of Mexico

by Rankin Dilworth

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This diary documents the sights and sounds of the beginning of the Mexican War, as observed by young Rankin Dilworth, an officer recently graduated from the United States Military Academy. Dilworth's first entry of April 28, 1846, is from the garrison at Jefferson Barracks; his last entry of September 19, 1846, is from Monterrey, Mexico. As a member of Zachary Taylor's Army, Dilworth led his company of the 1st Infantry in an attack on the fortresses scattered along the eastern side of the city. Dilworth documented his transit down the Mississippi River to New Orleans, his travel by Gulf steamer to Brazos Santiago, and the long, hot trek overland to Monterrey. In the attack of September 23, 1846, on the eastern side of Monterrey, Dilworth was mortally wounded by a cannonball, but lingered on in agony just long enough to learn the American forces had captured Monterrey. He died on September 27, 1846. The diary contains his observations of the Mexican cities of Matamoros, Reynosa, Camargo, and Cerralvo, and how they appeared in 1846.

Braille Book Review

Braille Book Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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War and Peace on the Rio Grande Frontier, 1830–1880

War and Peace on the Rio Grande Frontier, 1830–1880
A Book

by Miguel Ángel González-Quiroga

  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2020-03-05
  • Pages : 508
  • ISBN : 0806166800
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The historical record of the Rio Grande valley through much of the nineteenth century reveals well-documented violence fueled by racial hatred, national rivalries, lack of governmental authority, competition for resources, and an international border that offered refuge to lawless men. Less noted is the region’s other everyday reality, one based on coexistence and cooperation among Mexicans, Anglo-Americans, and the Native Americans, African Americans, and Europeans who also inhabited the borderlands. War and Peace on the Rio Grande Frontier, 1830–1880 is a history of these parallel worlds focusing on a border that gave rise not only to violent conflict but also cooperation and economic and social advancement. Meeting here are the Anglo-Americans who came to the border region to trade, spread Christianity, and settle; Mexicans seeking opportunity in el norte; Native Americans who raided American and Mexican settlements alike for plunder and captives; and Europeans who crisscrossed the borderlands seeking new futures in a fluid frontier space. Historian Miguel Ángel González-Quiroga draws on national archives, letters, consular records, periodicals, and a host of other sources to give voice to borderlanders’ perspectives as he weaves their many, varied stories into one sweeping narrative. The tale he tells is one of economic connections and territorial disputes, of refugees and bounty hunters, speculation and stakeholding, smuggling and theft and other activities in which economic considerations often carried more weight than racial prejudice. Spanning the Anglo settlement of Texas in the 1830s, the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas , the US-Mexican War, various Indian wars, the US Civil War, the French intervention into Mexico, and the final subjugation of borderlands Indians by the combined forces of the US and Mexican armies, this is a magisterial work that forever alters, complicates, and enriches borderlands history. Published in association with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas

The Texas Pistoleers

The Texas Pistoleers
Ben Thompson & King Fisher

by Ron Williamson

  • Publisher : G.R. Williamson
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0557069327
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Known as two of the best pistol fighters of their day, Ben Thompson and King Fisher have remained an enigma in the chronicles of the American West. While other gunfighters have achieved infamy through the stories told in pulp magazines and newspapers of the day these two men were largely ignored. Both were credited with killing a string of men during their lifetime and the mere mention of their names was usually enough to sober up a drunken opponent or cause a sober man to contemplate his own epitaph. The Texas Pistoleers tells their story in vivid detail and relates the historically accurate account of their deaths in a mystery shrouded ambush in a San Antonio saloon on a chilly March night in 1884.

The Real American Cowboy

The Real American Cowboy
A Book

by Jack Weston

  • Publisher : New Amsterdam Books
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explains the growth of the cowboy myth, assesses the effect of that myth on American values and dreams, and contrasts the now-legendary cowboy image with historical reality

The Historical Background of Texas Water Law

The Historical Background of Texas Water Law
A Tribute to Jac Pope

by Hans Wolfgang Baade

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Texas A Novel

Texas A Novel
A Book

by James A. Michener

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Brazos Scout

Brazos Scout
A Book

by Donald Emmet Worcester

  • Publisher : Doubleday Books
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN : 9780385414937
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An enemy to all Indians since his parents' murder during a Comanche massacre, Chip Neighbors reluctantly agrees to work on an Indian reservation, where he befriends a member of the Tonkawa tribe and falls in love with a half-Indian woman

American Studies

American Studies
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Biography index

Biography index
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Borderlands Town in Transition

A Borderlands Town in Transition
Laredo, 1755-1870

by Gilberto Miguel Hinojosa

  • Publisher : Texas A & M University Press
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Studies the political, ecclesiastical, and military history of the small borderland town