By Jack Bailey,David Dary,Charles P. Schroeder
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 wish to reside and paintings as a cowboy within the southern plains simply after the Civil warfare. We persist with Bailey because the force strikes northward into Kansas after which as his social gathering returns to Texas via jap Kansas, southwestern Missouri, northwestern Arkansas, and Indian Territory.
For readers steeped in romantic cowboy legend, the magazine includes surprises. Bailey’s time at the path used to be rarely lonely. We trip with him as he encounters Indians, U.S. infantrymen, Mexicans, freed slaves, and cowboys operating different drives. He and different group members—including women—battle starvation, thirst, sickness, ache, and discomfort. Cowboys quarrel and play sensible jokes on one another and, at evening, sing songs round the campfire.
David Dary’s thorough advent and footnotes position the magazine in historic context.
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A Texas Cowboy's Journal: Up the Trail to Kansas in 1868 (The Western Legacies Series) by Jack Bailey,David Dary,Charles P. Schroeder