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Books About Swisher County Texas

Books about Swissher County Texas People and Places

What's Your Favorite Book about a Swisher County Texas Person, Place or Event? Here are some of our favorites about Tulia, Kress and Happy Texas. Did we miss some good ones?

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Windmilling 101 Years of Swisher County Texas History 1876-1977

A history of Swisher County in Texas from 1876 to 1977. Includes the windmill cities of Tulia, Happy, Kress and Vigo Park. Filled with pictures, community histories and families . . . Take a closer look

Christ and the cowboy

by Kenneth Wyatt from Tulia

Communication with words has always been a part of Kenneth Wyatt's life. Many believe his greatest contribution to the world of words is his outstanding ability to rhyme. With a mixture of story-telling, preaching, wit, childhood, salvation, humor and memories, his poetry touches us where we live and where we have lived. His poems are quoted and read by teachers, students, cowboys and clergy across the nation . . . Read more

Angels' Food

Cook Book of Veda Wyatt, wife of the Texas Artist, Kenneth Wyatt of the Texas Panhandle. Tulia, Texas, 1988

Cruisin' Thru Life ~ Dip Street and Other Miracles

by Peggy Freeman

Cruisin' Thru Life ~ Dip Street and Other Miracles inspires traditional values and takes the reader back to faith and family. From the happy days of the 50s and 60s to today, these stories will cause the winds of yesterday to blow across your mind and strengthen your faith . . . Look inside

Taking Out The Trash In Tulia, Texas

The title of this book was inspired by the headline on the back cover: “Tulia’s streets cleared of garbage.” A massive narcotics operation swept up 15% of the African American population of this town in the Texas panhandle. It was designed to get “trashy” people off the street. That’s how Tulia’s respectable folk characterized their famous sting and I believed them . . . Read more Look inside

Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town

In the summer of 1999, in the tiny west Texas town of Tulia, thirty-nine people, almost all of them black, were arrested and charged with dealing powdered cocaine. At trial, the prosecution relied almost solely on the uncorroborated, and contradictory, testimony of one police officer. Despite the flimsiness of the evidence against them, virtually all of the defendants were convicted and given sentences as high as ninety-nine years . . . Read more Look Inside

Tell Me a Story PEPA "don't holler whoa when you're in a mud hole"

by Ernest Ervin (born in Kress Texas 1926)

When my first grandson, Tory, was about three years old I would lay down on the bed at night, when he would spend the day night with us, and tell him a story to go to sleep by. After sometime he would say "Tell me a story Pepa" . When Chase was born is wasn't long until he and Tory would both want Pepa to tell them a story. My wife, Helen, suggested I write down the stories. So, to Tory and Chase Ervin and my wife I dedicate these remembrances - of stories of part of my life . . . Look inside

Happy Days in Happy, Texas:

The Joys and Advantages of Growing up in The Town Without a Frown After World War II

It was the best of times; it was the happiest of times. Baby boomers, born in the latter part of the 1940s and into the 1950s, enjoyed an improved lifestyle after their parents survived the Great Depression and World War II. Parents could provide better lives for their children, especially for those who grew up in small communities like Happy, Texas, a small farming town in the Texas Panhandle thirty-five miles south of Amarillo and eighty-five miles north of Lubbock. The town's moniker, "The Town Without a Frown," really applied to these young . . . Read more Look inside

Non-Negotiable: The Story of Happy State Bank & The Power of Accountability

Based on the real life story of J. Pat Hickman, a man with a purpose, and the bank he leads, Happy State Bank, you will see firsthand what success looks like.Hickman transformed a sleepy small town bank from one location and $10 million in assets into 34 locations and over $2.5 billion in assets by knowing what he believes and not negotiating on what he holds dear . . . Read more Look inside

The Coldest Day in Texas

by Peggy Purser Freeman

On the coldest day in Texas—February 12, 1899—Shyanne Jones and her twin sister, Shenandoah, are snowbound in their schoolhouse in the Panhandle, along with the teacher—Shyanne’s adored Miss Gibson—and Josh Paul Younger, the cutest boy in the county. Before rescuers can dig them out, Shenandoah’s frail heart is weakened by the severe temperature. Gravely ill, she whispers her only wish . . . Read more

Some of My Heroes are Ladies:

Women, Ages 85 to 101, Tell About Life in the Texas Panhandle

by Louise Carroll George

Some Real Good Old Boys. Men Ages 84 to 95 Tell About Life in the Texas Panhandle Area

by Louise Carroll George

Happy Tales Life in Happy, Texas

by Robert Lee

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