Bob Alexander,Kirby Dendy's Six-Shooters and Shifting Sands: The Wild West Life of Texas PDF

By Bob Alexander,Kirby Dendy

ISBN-10: 1574415921

ISBN-13: 9781574415926

Many well-read scholars, historians, and dependable aficionados of Texas Ranger lore comprehend the identify of Texas Ranger Captain Frank Jones (1856-1893), who died at the Texas-Mexico border in a shootout with Mexican rustlers. In Six-Shooters and transferring Sands, Bob Alexander has now penned the 1st full-length biography of this significant nineteenth-century Texas Ranger. At an early age Frank Jones, a local Texan, could turn into a Frontier Battalion period Ranger. His enlistment with the Rangers coincided with their transition from Indian opponents to lawmen. whereas serving within the Frontier Battalion officials' corps of corporation D, Frank Jones supervised 3 of the 4 "great" captains of that period: J.A. Brooks, John H. Rogers, and John R. Hughes. along with Austin Ira Aten and his more youthful brothers Calvin provide Aten and Edwin Dunlap Aten, Captain Jones additionally controlled legislations enforcement actions of diverse different noteworthy Rangers, akin to Philip Cuney "P.C." Baird, Benjamin Dennis Lindsey, Bazzell Lamar "Baz" Outlaw, J. Walter Durbin, Jim King, Frank Schmid, and Charley Fusselman, to call quite a few. Frank Jones' legislation implementing lifestyles used to be something yet dull. not just might he locate himself dodging bullets and returning hearth, yet these Rangers below his supervision could additionally adventure gunplay. Of all of the Texas Ranger businesses, corporation D contributed the top variety of on-duty deaths inside of Texas Ranger ranks.

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