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The Red River Bridge War

Author : Rusty Williams
ISBN : 9781623494056
Genre : History
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Winner, 2017 Oklahoma Book Award, sponsored by the Oklahoma Center for the Book Winner, 2016 Outstanding Book on Oklahoma History, sponsored by the Oklahoma Historical Society At the beginning of America’s Great Depression, Texas and Oklahoma armed up and went to war over a 75-cent toll bridge that connected their states across the Red River. It was a two-week affair marked by the presence of National Guardsmen with field artillery, Texas Rangers with itchy trigger fingers, angry mobs, Model T blockade runners, and even a costumed Native American peace delegation. Traffic backed up for miles, cutting off travel between the states. This conflict entertained newspaper readers nationwide during the summer of 1931, but the Red River Bridge War was a deadly serious affair for many rural Americans at a time when free bridges and passable roads could mean the difference between survival and starvation. The confrontation had national consequences, too: it marked an end to public acceptance of the privately owned ferries, toll bridges, and turnpikes that threatened to strangle American transportation in the automobile age. The Red River Bridge War: A Texas-Oklahoma Border Battle documents the day-to-day skirmishes of this unlikely conflict between two sovereign states, each struggling to help citizens get goods to market at a time of reduced tax revenue and little federal assistance. It also serves as a cautionary tale, providing historical context to the current trend of re-privatizing our nation’s highway infrastructure.

My Old Confederate Home

Author : Rusty Williams
ISBN : 9780813139777
Genre : History
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In the wake of America's Civil War, hundreds of thousands of men who fought for the Confederacy trudged back to their homes in the Southland. Some -- due to lingering effects from war wounds, other disabilities, or the horrors of combat -- were unable to care for themselves. Homeless, disabled, and destitute veterans began appearing on the sidewalks of southern cities and towns. In 1902 Kentucky's Confederate veterans organized and built the Kentucky Confederate Home, a luxurious refuge in Pewee Valley for their unfortunate comrades. Until it closed in 1934, the Home was a respectable -- if not always idyllic -- place where disabled and impoverished veterans could spend their last days in comfort and free from want. In My Old Confederate Home: A Respectable Place for Civil War Veterans, Rusty Williams frames the lively history of the Kentucky Confederate Home with the stories of those who built, supported, and managed it: a daring cavalryman-turned-bank-robber, a senile ship captain, a prosperous former madam, and a small-town clergyman whose concern for the veterans cost him his pastorate. Each chapter is peppered with the poignant stories of men who spent their final years as voluntary wards of an institution that required residents to live in a manner which reinforced the mythology of a noble Johnny Reb and a tragic Lost Cause. Based on thorough research utilizing a range of valuable resources, including the Kentucky Confederate Home's operational documents, contemporary accounts, unpublished letters, and family stories, My Old Confederate Home reveals the final, untold chapter of Kentucky's Civil War history.

Historic Photos Of Dallas In The 50s 60s And 70s

Author : Rusty Williams
ISBN : 1596527420
Genre : History
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In 1950 Dallas was a spirited Texas town of some regional importance; by 1980 it was an international city, one of the nation's most populous, a center of trade, transportation, finance, pro sports, and popular culture. Historic Photos of Dallas in the 50s, 60s, and 70s documents this amazing transformation with seldom-seen photographs of the period. Nearly 200 historic images show Dallas in the process of refashioning its skyline, its streets, its institutions, its public behavior, and its sense of self and worth. Historic Photos of Dallas in the 50s, 60s, and 70s blends striking black-and-white images with crisp commentary to chronicle moments of joy, pride, and anguish during these tumultuous decades. This volume takes readers back to the not-so-long-ago Dallas of trolley buses, downtown movie theaters, and four-lane expressways, then shows how the city transcended its parochial beginnings to become one of the most dynamic American cities of the twentieth century.

The Wrinkled Hand Chase

Author : Max Ratheal
ISBN : 1463486774
Genre : History
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The Wrinkled Hand Chase11 is the story of Pvt. George Washington Dixon Joplin, dispatch rider for Brig. Gen Ranald Mackenzies 4th Cavalry, and his assignment to deliver a history-altering message to General Mackenzie. The problem? Dix is at Fort Concho, Mackenzie is hot on the heels of the Comanches up in the Texas panhandle. Dix Joplin is a Fort Worth native and 1872 graduate of the Weatherford Masonic Institute (Weatherford College). A story within the story explains why a bright young man with an acceptance to the Harvard School of Medicine is now a private in the army During the trip north Dix encounters many obstacles, situations, and ironically, a Comanche that has been charged with a similar message for Kwana Parker. Together the two try to stop the Red River War or as the Comanche called it--The Wrinkled Hand Chase. The reader will meet characters such as Colonel Douglass, the wiley curmudgeon Joedean Overstreet, the surly Muley Jones, Lonzo the Harvard graduate, and Major Anderson. Along with Topusana, Kwana Parker, and Gen. Mackenzie. Youll also get to know Rainey Buck, the fastest horse on the plains and One-Sock, the bird-dog mule.


Author : Mick Tune
ISBN : 1544819994
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Thousands of years ago, everyone lived in the wilderness. Today, most people live comfortably indoors. This is perfectly fine, of course, but many have completely lost touch with nature. Meanwhile, millions of acres of pristine wilderness are waiting to be enjoyed. Wildering: Anyone's Guide to Enjoying the American Wilderness can help reconnect people with the natural world-even those who have never set foot in the woods. Author Mick Tune has the answers to all the questions you're afraid to ask, with information about equipment, packing, permitting, basic survival, and much more. You don't have to be in incredible shape or spend a fortune on equipment to enjoy the outdoors-all you need is a pair of legs and a spirit of adventure. Mick Tune wasn't a Boy Scout, nor is he a professional mountain man-but he loves the wilderness, and he's learned a lot over three decades of outdoor adventures. Tune is living proof that nature exists for everyone's enjoyment; you just need the courage to take that first step.

Exploration Of The Red River Of Louisiana

Author : United States. War Dept
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000123184
Genre : Botany
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Whiskey River Take My Mind

Author : Johnny Bush
ISBN : 9781477314425
Genre : Music
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The legendary singer-songwriter who wrote Willie Nelson's signature song "Whiskey River" tells about his life in honky-tonk music.

Certain Victory

Author : Robert H. Scales
ISBN : 9781612340777
Genre : Persian Gulf War, 1991
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A balanced, comprehensive account of the largest armored battle since World War II

Father Of Route 66

Author : Susan Croce Kelly
ISBN : 9780806147789
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this engaging biography of a remarkable man, Susan Croce Kelly begins by describing the urgency for “good roads” that gripped the nation in the early twentieth century as cars multiplied and mud deepened. Avery was one of a small cadre of men and women whose passion carried the Good Roads movement from boosterism to political influence to concrete-on-the-ground. While most stopped there, Avery went on to assure that one road—U.S. Highway 66—became a fixture in the imagination of America and the world.

Us Army Order Of Battle 1919 1941

Author : Steven E. Clay
ISBN : UCR:31210023022872
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