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Books About King County Texas People and Places
These hard to find books are perfect for anyone interested in the history, people and places of King County Texas.

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 King County: Windmills & Barbed Wire

History and photographs of King County, Texas by  King County Historical Society


From Guns to Gavels: How Justice Grew Up in the Outlaw West

Tracing the struggles of incipient criminal justice in the Southwest through an engaging progression of outlaws and lawmen, plus a host of colorful frontier trial lawyers and judges, Neal reveals how law and society matured together.

On September 5, 1907, after Farley Sayers has been accused of stealing Burnett's cattle in King County but before an indictment is returned, one of Burnett's 6666 cowboys, Sam Graves, shoots unarmed Sayers in the back. Sayers survives . . .Read more Look inside

Ella Elgar Bird Dumont: An Autobiography of a West Texas Pioneer

A crack shot, expert skinner and tanner, seamstress, sculptor, and later writer—a list that only hints at her intelligence and abilities—Ella Elgar Bird Dumont was one of those remarkable women who helped tame the Texas frontier. First married at sixteen to a Texas Ranger, she followed her husband to Comanche Indian country in King County, where they lived in a tepee while participating in the final slaughter of the buffalo. Living off the land . . . Read more Look inside

Deadly Dozen: Forgotten Gunfighters of the Old West, Vol. 2

DeArment has tracked down stories of gunmen from throughout the West—characters you won’t find in any of today’s western history encyclopedias but whose careers are colorfully described here.

"Burnett left his Fort Worth home to spend a week at his King County Ranch. On May 21 a farmer named George rode twenty miles to warn Burnet that Sayers was waving a gun aound and voicing renewed threats against the cattleman's life. Two day later . . ." Read more Look inside

 1958 Yearbook: Guthrie Common School District High School, Guthrie, Texas

Whether you no longer have your own copy or want to surprise someone with a unique gift, the memories in this yearbook are sure to make someone smile! All the pages and images are reproduced as-is, which means your copy may show handwriting or effects of aging, and that certain pages, images, or other content may be omitted, missing, or obscured. Don't miss out! Bring home a piece of your history.. . . Read More

6666: Portrait of a Texas Ranch

The Four Sixes is not a relic, showpiece, or preserve. It’s a working cattle ranch, some 290,000 acres of West Texas prairie carefully used. Here, men still earn their livelihoods on horseback, not out of blind adherence to tradition, but out of necessity.

The Big Ranch Country

J. W. Williams’s classic survey of the big ranches of the Southwest reaches deep into the stories of key players in American ranching history. "Jim Gibson, now a prosperous farmer and land owner remembers well the day when gheir old "8" brand was burned int othe hides of many thousands of King County Cattle. The ranch was sold to Burk Burnett in 1900 and with the change of ownership, his famous 6666 brand became one of the great symbols of central west Texas. " . . . Read more Look inside

 Tom Ryan and the cowboys of the 6666 Ranch




Pitchfork Country: The Photography of Bob Moorhouse

Showcases the beautiful, almost mystical photos taken by the vice president and general manager of the historic Pitchfork Ranch in Guthrie, Texas. Moorhouse's photographic work reflects his trademark style and traditional western subjects that create the illusion of scenes from a bygone era . . .Read more

 Recipes of a Pitchfork Ranch Hostess: The Culinary Legacy of Mamie Burns

The Pitchfork Land and Cattle Company of West Texas had already established a reputation for the high quality of its cattle and horses when D and Mamie Burns arrived on the ranch in 1942. D became the fifth manager of the ranch’s vast holdings, and Mamie took over management of the ranch’s Big House, including the feeding and entertaining of many guests who arrived there to conduct business or simply unwind . . . Read more


 The Pitchfork Land and Cattle Company: The first century



This I Can Leave You: A Woman's Days on the Pitchfork Ranch

"This gave him an opportunity to find and study the best grazing areas in the Southwest. When he decided to locate permanently, he picked a spot which later comprised parts of Dickens  and King counties, on the headwaters of" . . . Read more

 Getting By In Hard Times: Letters from the Pitchfork Ranch, 1938-1939

Letters of brothers Eugene F. Williams and J. Gates Williams and of Virgil V. Parr illuminate the great challenges faced by the ranch owners and manager at a time when the rest of the country was trying to recover from the Great Depression and severe drought  . . . Read more



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