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By Rahe, Alton J.

San Antonio : Historical Publishing Network, 2007. First Edition. FINE IN FINE DJ. 188pp., index, list of students at Mission Valley Schools with parents and spouse, maps, 122 photographs, many historic, 4to glossy blue boards. Very detailed on the schools early family memoirs like Wilhelm Adams, George Lacy, Heinrich Adams Family, roads, cemetery, social clubs, Shooting Club, Slumber Falls, genealogies of 32 chosen families and a map of early home sites in this Comal County community.



By Editors

n.p.: Howard County Historical Comission, 1982. First Edition. VERY GOOD. Brown embossed leatherette, gilt spine titles, 100 year decoration to upper board, 592 pp., color photo endpapers, photos, index. Family histories from pp. 183-470. Crease in spine and light wear at head and heel. Clean tight no names, no writing. West Texas county history with information on ranching, early pioneers, genealogy, towns,


HISTORIC HARRISON COUNTY As Preserved Through Official Texas Historical Markers

By Little, Carol Morris

Longview, Texas: Author, 1984. First Edition. VERY GOOD. SIGNED and numbered 86 of 500 by the author also signed and presented to former owner. 228pp., map, sepia photographs, footnotes arranged by building, 26 buildings receive full historical coverage, many others with historical markers. 4to brown wraps.


A COLLECTION OF MEMORIES - A History of Armstrong County 1876 - 1965

By Editors

Hereford: Pioneer Publishers, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. VERY GOOD. Very clean 4to brown cloth, gilt titles, upper corner of spine beginning to tear but still tight. 567pp., two page index of family names laid-in, many photographs. Includes history of JA Ranch owned by Mr. & Mrs. John Adair with information on Charles Goodnight and many other cattlemen through-out the area and their families and descendents.



By Dixon, Jeanne and Marlene Richardson

San Antonio : Passing Memories, 2008. First Edition. FINE/fine. SIGNED by Marlene Richardson no other names, no writing. 355pp., index, photographs, notes, bibliography, list of oral histories on tape. DJ in archival mylar cover. Originally called Comanche Springs this was a passage to the northwest for stagecches, military wagon trains, cattle drovers, gangsters, gypsies and fortune hunters looking for silver. Many came thru but only a few intrepid souls stayed. The Jicarilla Apache were among those who lived in the area, others receive detailed information and historical research including the artists Hugo Pohl, Lou Morhaute, Camp Stanley and Commander Tommy Tompkins, family cemeteries and many German families like Aue-Seele, Duerler, Altgelt and many ranchers like the Green, Fenstermaker, Mavericks, the famous shooters Plinky and Ad Toepperwein, and so much more of interest.


A TIME TO PURPOSE - Chronicle of Carson County Volume I, II (of a IV volume set)

By Randel, Mrs. Ralph E. edited by and the Carson County Historical Survey Committee

Pioneer, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. VERY GOOD. Illus. by Floyd E. Scott, 336, 376pp., photographs (plus illus.) 4to light blue cloth, gilt titles. Volume one covers area local history, pioneers, businesses, towns, schools, etc. and volume II covers many family histories and genealogies.



By Pope, Dorothy Lee

Brownsville, Texas: Springman King, 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. FINE/good. SIGNED by the author, no other names orange cloth like new in good dust jacket with archival mylar cover. Dozens of historic photographs, 201pp., reference notes History of the Alamo Land and Sugar Company. Land selling began in 1915 and an official Alamo townsite map was created in 1918 and the town was officially incorporated in 1924 following a legal dispute over the name, which in Spanish means cottonfwood. The site was a Spanish land grant Los Torritos, El Gato, and Santa Ana called Porcion Seventy-two. Information on Hidalgo County, schools, communities of Pharr, San Juan and Alamo as well as Edinburg, Harlingen and other communities in the lower Rio Grande Valley along the Mexican border.


McMullen County Souvenir Program- Fourteenth Annual Lions Labor Day Rodeo.

By Editors

Tilden, Texas: Lions Club, 1964. First Edition. Soft Cover. FINE. 124pp., photographs, advertisements, list of advertisers. Printed pink wraps. Includes Early Days in McMullen County by Joe Pate Smyer, information on bull riding, bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping and judging, rodeo rules.


CANYON OF THE EAGLES - A History of Lake Buchanan and Official Guide to the Vanishing Texas River Cruise

By Yarbrough, C. L.

1990. First Edition. Paperback. FINE. 60pp., color photos, maps, 4to color wraps. Includes the people who lived in the area along the Colorado River, O. C. Garza, General Manager of the Cruise, Fall Creek Vinyards owners Ed and Susan Auler, Ed Low, Jerry Lemons many others including historic figures like Ok Chesnut, Isaac Byler Maxwell David Cowan, hatmaker John Morgan, Edward Burleson and surveyor Robert McAnelly are a few who played a part in the early story of this part of Llano County.


BOSQUE COUNTY - LAND AND PEOPLE, A History of Bosque County Texas

By Editors

Dallas: Curtis Media, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. FINE. Gilt titles on 4to black cloth, with pastedown color painting reproduction to upper board by Elizabeth Torrence of the Election Oak as it looked in 1904, was one of three sites where ballot boxes were placed in the county's first election in 1854. Photo endpapers, map endpapers, 800pp., photographs, index. Project of the Bosque County Historical Commission for the Texas Sesquicentennial with100s of family histories and photographs. Contributions to the counties history were made by William C. Pool, Dorothy Baldridge Kincheloe, Mary Bergman and many others.


TEXAS TRAILBLAZERS - San Augustine Pioneers

By Noble, Jr., Harry P.

Lufkin, TX: Best of East Texax, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. FINE/fine. SIGNED with author presentation. Photographs, 296pp., index to names, resources, dj in archival mylar cover. Biographies of San Augustine County pioneers and early settlers including John Cartwright, , John G. Berry, William G. Anderson, Samuel Davis, Oscar Fitzallen, William W. Holman, Milton Irish, Samuel G. Jewett, Alfred Polk, John Mason Rankin, Bernard Reilly and many others.


INTO THE SETTING SUN - A History of Coleman County

By Gay, Beatrice Grady

Santa Ana, Texas: Privately Printed, 1936. First Edition. VERY GOOD. No date given, 193pp., sketches by Mollie Grady Kelley, map, old fuzzy photo reproductions, no frtspc., author's foreword in which she gives thanks to the assistance of E. W. Winkler, Mattie Austin Hatcher and Winnie Allen, librarians at the University of Texas, Austin who were always ready and willing to assist in every possible way in gathering research material. Author includes many pioneer family memoirs, names of Methodist Circuit Riders, Ranger Camp, Indian encounters, early settlements like Trickham, John Chisum, much more old stories and early events in the county. CRACKER BARREL CHRONICLES 987. - Jenkins. HERD 887. SIX-GUNS 817.


GATEWAY TO TEXAS - The History of Orange and Orange County

By Williams, Dr. Howard C. edited by

Orange, Tx.: Heritage House Museum of Orange, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. VERY GOOD.. Limited edition printed by David Holman at Wind River Press, Austin, Texas, 261pp., index, bibliography, appendix, historic photographs, maps, illust. Oblong 4to, cloth backed green photographic boards, white spine foxed along lower edge, green paper spine label. Beautiful production with several hundred photographs.



By Brown, Nancy Chairman

Stephenville, Texas: De Leon Free Press, 1982. Second Edition. Hardcover. FINE/poor. 178pp., photographs, gilt spine titles, 4to brown cloth, worn dust jacket in archival mylar. Published by the De Leon Centennial Historical Committee



By Frantz, Joe and Mike Cox

College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. GOOD /fine. SIGNED by Frantz with presentation to former Corpus Christi senator. 228pp., index, bib., 81 full page county maps from the 1800s, full color, folio and printed on paper with an effective life of at least 300 years. DJ bright unfaded. Maroon boards have light corner and edge abrasion with loss of color otherwise all else including spine, titles, corners, interior pages, maps endpapers all fine. Printed on enamel coated stock designed to last 300 years and measures 11 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches. Many of the original county maps are rare and seldom seen. A good look into the early Texas land records of 81counties, empresarios, surveying, field notes. Divided into sections that include Cradle of Anglo-American Settlement, Railroads and Land and the beautiful full page color maps include: Brazos, Aransas, Cameron, Duval, Goliad, Hidalgo, Nueces, Refugio, Victoria, Webb,Wilson, Zapata, Zavala, Bowie, Gregg, Houston, Jefferson, Marion, Nacogdoches, Orange,Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Tyler, Walker, Austin, Bastrop, De Witt, Guadalupe, Gonzales, Travis, Washington, Bexar, Comal, Gillespie, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, Uvalde, Dallas, Grayson and others.


DEAF SMITH COUNTY - The Land and Its People - 1876 - 1981

By Editors

N.p.: Deaf Smith Historical Society, 1982. First Edition. FINE. Map endpapers, 100s of photographs, 652pp., index. 4to maroon leatherette, blank embossed titles and State of Texas on upper board. Includes family genealogy and histories, ranches including XIT, churches, family life of pioneers, early settlers, clubs, libraries, towns and communities, early houses, memorial tributes


ALL OUR YESTERDAYS A Brief History of Chappell Hill (Texas)

By Winfield, Mr. & Mrs. Nath, Compiled by

Waco, TX: Texian Press, 1986. Sesquicentennial Edition. FINE IN FINE DJ. 44pp., index, appendix, photographs The parallel between Chappell Hill and the neighboring Washington County town of Independence is rather remarkable. Both were founded under similar circumstances within a few years of each other. The history of Independence has often been told and well documented, but that of Chappell Hill has not been sufficiently recorded, this publication will help correct that.



By Gill, Pat & Larry

Merkel, Texas: Windmill City, 2002. First Edition. FINE. 592pp., 100s photographs & family histories, index to names, six appendices, 4to decorative embossed blue leatherette Located in Taylor county the areas early history is covered with much on the pioneer families and early settlers and newcomers thru the 21st c.



By Freeman, Martha, robert Steinbomer and Joe Freeman

Austin: RioGroup Architects and Planners, 1990. First Edition. FINE. 186pp., photos, drawings, plans, elevations, maps, typescript, appendices, eferences, 4to printed grey wraps. Prepared for the Palo Duro River Authority. Essays on sheep and cattle raising, open range ranching 1870-1905 and closed range ranching 1905-1945 in the project area and much of interest to Hansford County architecture and historic sites.



By Steger, Sr., O.L.

Rockwall, Texas: Rockwall County Historical Foundation, 1999. Reprint. FINE. Reproduction of the original 1969 edition without changes. 364pp., photographs. Gilt titles on green cloth.


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