A Texas Cowboy's Journal: Up the Trail to Kansas in 1868 by Jack Bailey,David Dary,Charles P. Schroeder PDF

By Jack Bailey,David Dary,Charles P. Schroeder

ISBN-10: 0806137371

ISBN-13: 9780806137377

ISBN-10: 0806146478

ISBN-13: 9780806146478

In this earliest recognized daily magazine of a farm animals force from Texas to Kansas, Jack Bailey, a North Texas farmer, describes what it was once prefer to reside and paintings as a cowboy within the southern plains simply after the Civil struggle. We stick with Bailey because the force strikes northward into Kansas after which as his get together returns to Texas via japanese Kansas, southwestern Missouri, northwestern Arkansas, and Indian Territory.

For readers steeped in romantic cowboy legend, the magazine comprises surprises. Bailey’s time at the path used to be not often lonely. We commute with him as he encounters Indians, U.S. infantrymen, Mexicans, freed slaves, and cowboys operating different drives. He and different team members—including women—battle starvation, thirst, sickness, soreness, and discomfort. Cowboys quarrel and play useful jokes on one another and, at evening, sing songs round the campfire.

David Dary’s thorough advent and footnotes position the magazine in ancient context.

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