PEPPERMILL PUBLISHING COMPANY
THE JOHN WESLEY HARDIN STORY
Champion Gunfighter of the Old West
Walter Clay Dixson
A classic Texana work available in special softcover edition.
"Heredity is an omnibus in which all our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them puts his head out and embarrasses us." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
The pioneers who migrated to Texas in 1846 for free land were led by HARDIN'S grandfather, Dr. William Dixson. Included among several siblings in his family was a daughter, Elizabeth, who was to become the mother of JOHN WESLEY HARDIN. But the new Texas home wasn't the utopian paradise they expected. It was a lawless frontier and life was difficult at best.
There were land disputes - intimidations - feuds--murder--vigilantes--CIVIL WAR--Union occupations--lynchings--TEXAS RANGERS.
Little known stories of 50 years of joys and hardships.
Attention Western & Texana historians - This book is a must! It makes an excellent gift for that history buff relative, or friend.
What is RICHLAND CROSSING? It is simply a geographical location in Southwest Navarro County Texas, where the road from Corsicana crosses Richland Creek, about 75 miles south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
- 62 letters dating from 1850.
- 50 illustrations.
- 31 newspaper articles of the day.
- 26 public filings.
- 71 historical notes.
- California gold rush adventures
- The JOHN WESLEY HARDIN biography.
- Never before published photos and letters.
- Authored by Hardin's first cousin.
- 386 pages - 9 X 6 softcover.
- Bibliography and index.