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Fort McKavett By Clifford Caldwell
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The Texas Hill Country is rich with history. In recent years revisionist historians have only written about a select few aspects of the region, apparently preferring to overlook the fact that... More > outlaws, lawmen, Indians, horse soldiers and Spanish explorers crisscrossed the San Saba River and Menard County area for hundreds of years. True enough, the quaint shops and bistros, the music festivals, wildflowers, and the pleasing climate may be the attraction today but the area was home to Paleo-Indians 10,000 years ago. Spaniards trekked through the region in 1753, finding promise of gold and silver in the surrounding hills. Early Texas pioneers ultimately carved out a frontier settlement here, only to be menaced by hostile Comanche Indians, reluctant to release their hold on the region. Fort McKavett, the lonely outpost on the San Saba, played a vital part in the settlement of this area and in the rich military history of Texas. Join the author in rediscovering the fort, and Menard County.< Less
An Anthology of Old West Tales By Clifford Caldwell
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Cliff Caldwell is the author of a number of popular books on the American West covering subjects ranging from Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War to Texas Cattle Kings like John Chisum and... More > Robert Wylie. Cliff's most recent work, Texas Lawmen 1835-1899, chronicles the deaths of over 860 Lone Star lawmen of the 1800s. Cliff has also written a number of articles over the years about a variety of old west personalities, places and events. Some have been published in journals and magazines while many have not. This book is a collection of popular articles from Cliff's inventory of work. Contained in this book you will find new information about various Lincoln County War participants, Texas lawmen, the Horrell Higgins feud, mysterious Baby Head Texas, and much much more. Lots of gripping tales, little known facts and fascinating stories!< Less