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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 used to be prefer to reside and paintings as a cowboy within the southern plains simply after the Civil conflict. We persist with Bailey because the force strikes northward into Kansas after which as his get together returns to Texas via jap 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 rarely lonely. We go back and forth with him as he encounters Indians, U.S. squaddies, Mexicans, freed slaves, and cowboys operating different drives. He and different staff members—including women—battle starvation, thirst, disease, ache, and soreness. Cowboys quarrel and play sensible jokes on one another and, at evening, sing songs round the campfire.

David Dary’s thorough creation and footnotes position the magazine in old context.

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