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Ai Pierce was the loudest man in the country He would sit at one end of a day coach and in normal voice hold conversation with some man at the other end of the coach who of course had to yell while the train was clanking along He knew everybody yelled at everybody he sawTexas bred tall men and taller stories There was Findlay Simpson who played havoc with fact but whiled away the drivers' long lonely evenings with his tales Old Findlay told of a country so wet that it bogged down the shadow of a buzzard and of cattle that went into hibernation during rugged winters; he once spun yarns for three days straight outlasting his listeners in Frank Dobie is a famous in Texas anyway writer about people and things and folklore and history of Texas His books are topical This one is about Cowboys ranchers and etc Dobie is always careful in his historical writings and sometimes very entertaining This book is a bit dry than some of his other ones

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Cow People The J Frank Dobie Paperback LibraryA marathon of enduranceAll real cow people from the cattle drivers to the cattle owners lived by a simple code based on the individual's integrity Bothering anyone else's poke or business uninvited was strictly forbidden and enforcement of this unwritten law was as easy as pulling a trigger Honesty was taken for granted and a cowman's name on a check made it negotiable currencyYet Texas had its bad guys the crooks the thieves even the tightwads A world big enough to hold a rattlesnake and a purty woman is big enough for all kinds of people wrote Dobie This is the world whose vast and various population the reader will find in Cow People Great book by the famed Texas folklorist

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Ebook å Cow People The J Frank Dobie Paperback Library Download Ø Cow People records the fading memories of a bygone Texas the reminiscences of the cow people themselves These are the Texans of the don't fence me in era their faces pinched by years of suinting into the desert glare tanned by the sun and coarsened byCow People records the fading memories of a bygone Texas the reminiscences of the cow people themselves These are the Texans of the don't fence me in era their faces pinched by years of suinting into the desert glare tanned by the sun and coarsened by the dust of the Chisholm Trail Their stories are often raucous but just as often uiet as hot plains under a pale Texan skyA native Texan J Frank Dobie had an inborn knowledge of the men and customs of the trail camps Cattlemen were as various as the country was big Ab Blocker was a tall uiet man who belonged totally to the cattle and the silent plains But big men often had big lungs Shangh J Frank Dobie is one of the best sources for people who are interested in the brief time of the large cattle drives Men like Goodnight and Loving were careful custodians of the cows entrusted to them The stereotypical cattle drives depicted by Hollywood were fantasies Good trail drivers avoided trouble made peace with Native Americans ran uiet and peaceful outfits Drunken gun toting cowboys were not welcome and would be fired because the goal of the cattle drive was to arrive with happy fat cattle who had proceeded north slowly and eaten all the grass they could hold The cowboys did sing to the cows at night to keep them calm Portraits of different characters who lived during this time are as varied as you would expect; a few were not very nice people but for the most part a man's handshake was his bond