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Books About Grayson County, Sherman, Pottsboro, Denison and Ghost Towns.

Books About Grayson County People and Places

Favorite Books, Authors and Articles about Grayson County People, Places and Events. What's your Favorite? Here's our list of favorite books and articles about people and places in Sherman, Pottsboro, Denison, and Ghost Towns in Grayson County.

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Grayson County


The Life and Times of Grayson County, Texas

The Old Country Store in NW Grayson County Texas

Red River Hauntings - TRUE Ghost Stories of Grayson County Texas....

QUANTRILL'S RAIDERS IN North Texas and Grayson County Texas

Ancestors and Descendants Grayson County, Texas

Black Land, Red River: A Pictorial History of Grayson County, Texas

The Poor Farm: of Grayson County, Texas

Texoma Tales: Stories of the People of Northwestern Grayson County

Red River Women: eight women who lived on the bawdy, brawling Red River 1837-1901

When the West Was Wild in Delaware Bend: Horse Theft and Murder in Grayson & Cooke County

A Lone Star Cowboy: Being Fifty Years’ Experience in the Saddle as Cowboy, Detective and New Mexico Ranger

"In the early 1870s the State of Texas had made a deal with Gunter and Munson, of Sherman, Texas, to survey most of the Texas Panhandle. Their pay being a deed to every third section (640 acres) of land. There being about twenty-five counties in the Panhandle, you can imagine the number of sections these two Sherman lawyers owned  . . . " Read more Look inside

The Trail Drivers of Texas: Interesting Sketches of Early Cowboys

These are the chronicles of the trail drivers of Texas those rugged men and, sometimes, women who drove cattle and horses up the trails from Texas to northern markets in the late 1800s.

"I was born in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas January 29th, 1865, and left home in Sherman in the spring of 1881, when a lad sixteen years of age, and worked for Suggs Brothers on the IS Ranch, near the mouth of Beaver Creek, in the Chickasaw Nation, about 25 miles north of Montague ." . . . Read more Look inside

The Ranger Ideal Volume 2: Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame, 1874-1930

"Horse theft was already rampant in Grayson and the adjacent counties by the spring of 1873, when Hall faced a notorious practitioner of that trade and two comrades, all heavily armed, on the banks of the Red River. The two companions threw down their weapons and fled, while the horse thief surrendered rather than test Hall's marksmanship. on On May 15, Hall, already known as " . . . Read more Look inside

Remembering Mattie: A Pioneer Woman's Legacy of Grit

Traveling in covered wagons and by train, young Martha Jane Smith and her family left Texas in the early 1900s. Determination was ignited early in Mattie's life-beginning with a rattlesnake bite that meant almost certain death in those days. When Mattie was eleven, her mother died. When Mattie was 22, her husband died from the Spanish Flu. A second marriage produced three sons; the first died one day before his first birthday.

" Savanna and husband, Levi Edge, had come to Grayson County The Edges' had five daughters -- Margaret, Nancy, Sallie, Harriet and Martha (Mattie) Levi Edge died when Mattie was about a year old" . . . Read more Look inside

Cow Boys and Cattle Men: Class and Masculinities on the Texas Frontier, 1865-1900

"Henry Sanborn arrived in Sherman, Texas in 1875 and set up a demonstration ranch in Grayson County. He only sold a small amount of wire at first, but anticipating a large market among ranchers, he ordered more shipped to Texas and imported an additional salesman, Jud Warner, based in Austin. The following year Sanborn and Warner began to push . . . Read more Look inside

The Encyclopedia of Lawmen, Outlaws, and Gunfighters

"Quantrill's raids made him as feared and as despised the South as the North. His querrillas rode into Sherman, Texas, killing Confederates as well as Unionist, an act that on March 31, 1864 got him arrested by Gen. Henry McCulloch. Quantrill broke out of confinement . . ." Read more

Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves. Texas Narratives, Part 2

"Betty Farrow, 90.. "bout three years 'for de war marster sol' his plantation for to go to Texas. I 'members de day we'uns started in three covered wagon, all loded. "Twas celebration day for us chillun. We travels from daylight to dark, 'cept to feed and res'' the mules at noon. I don' rec'lec' how long we was on de way, bet 'twas long time and 'twarn't no celebration towards de las'. After wile we comes to Sherman, in Texas, to our new farm . . . Read more

Grayson County Ghost Towns


Ghost Towns Georgetown, Fink & Reevesville:

Ghost Town - Hagerman

Ghost Towns of Locust & Mill Springs, Willow Springs & Overton

Ghost Towns of Martin Springs and Mineral Springs

Ghost Town -  Preston Bend


 Land, Money, Law, Tycoons: Denison, Texas, in 1900

Downtown Denison, Texas: A History of Denison's Commercial District

Health and Death: Denison, Texas, in 1900 - the lives of prominent doctors, dentists, pharmacists . . .

When The West Was Wild In Denison, Texas

Lives in Photography: Denison, Texas, 1872-1999

Frontier Denison, Texas —the rowdy nightlife, memorable characters, nascent cultural institutions . . .

Ghosts of the Gate City: Hauntings in Denison, Texas

Theater Row: Movie Palaces of Denison, Texas - from the days of vaudeville to the era of mall cinemas

Land, Money, Law, Tycoons: Denison, Texas, in 1900

Katy's baby: The story of Denison, Texas

Two Schools on Main Street: The Pride of Denison, Texas, 1873 - 2007

Denison Yearbooks



100 Years 100 Yards the Story of Austin College Football

OUR FAVORITE RECIPES by Sherman Promenaders Square Dance Club, Sherman, Texas

Sherman, Texas. Indelible Photographs

First United Methodist Church: Sherman, Texas, 1859-1984: a History

Memoir by Cylone Davis - published in Sherman Texas

Sherman Texas Yearbooks



When The West Was Wild in Pottsboro Texas

Pottsboro Texas and Lake Texoma Then and Now

When the West Was Wild: Crime and Calamity in Pottsboro, Texas

School Days Around Pottsboro Texas 1850-1978

Cook Flippin Clay Bryant Family History - From Tennessee to Pottsboro Texas

Van Alstyne


Van Alstyne : Texas town born in an era when small-town life was deeply ingrained in America.

Van Alstyne Yearbooks


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