Book Recommendations Submitted By Visitors



I would recommend the following, all of which mention McMullen County sites and personalities:

Oden, Lon. Texas Ranger's Diary & Scrapbook, edited by Ann Jensen. Dallas: Kaleidograph Press, 1936. (Oden was the first born grandson of Joe Walker.)

Lauderdale, R. J., and John M. Doak. Life on the Range and On the Trail. San Antonio: Naylor, 1936.

Dobie, J. Frank. A Vaquero of the Brush Country. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1929.

Tanner, Karen Holliday, and John D. Tanner, Jr. Last of the Old-time Outlaws; The George West Musgrave Story. Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2002. (Musgrave's mother was Joe Walker's second born daughter. Two of her sisters also married Musgraves).



Title: McMullen County History

This book is still available for purchase.  

Author: McMullen County History Book Committee

Published: 1981


Title: Cultural Resource Survey of Choke Canyon Reservoir, Live Oak and McMullen Counties, Texas

Author: Warren M. Lynn, Daniel E. Fox and Nancy O'Malley

Publisher: Austin: Office of the State Archeologist, Texas Historical Commission, 1977


Title: Saddles Up

Author: Walden L. Smith

Publisher: San Antonio, Texas The Nalor Company 1937

Notes: A personal narrative of ranch life in McMullen County Texas


Title: Texas Irish Impresarios and Their Colonies

Author: William H. Oberste (1939 - 1983)

Publisher: Von Boukmann Jones CO. 1953


Title: Boothill Stories: taken from Dogtown stories of a frontier village with a past.

Author: Written and compiled by Henry Martin for the Cenizo Garden Club of McMullen County

Publisher: Tilden, Texas: McMullen County Historical Survey Committee 19--?


AUTHOR: Texas State Library
TITLE: Records of Texas County and District Clerks, 1837-1977 :
special list of records available on microfilm at The University
of Texas at San Antonio Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio,
PLACE: [Austin :
PUBLISHER: Texas State Library,
YEAR: 1977
NOTES: "Microfilm described herein is property of the Texas State
Library and is housed at the Institute of Texas Cultures under
the provisions of the Regional Historical Resource Depository
Act, Art. 5442b."
SUBJECT: County government -- Texas.
Public records -- Texas.
Texas -- History, Local -- Sources -- Indexes.


AUTHOR: Sorrow, William M.
TITLE: Interim report on the archeological and historical resources of
the proposed Choke Canyon Reservoir, Live Oak and McMullen
Counties, Texas /

PLACE: Austin :
PUBLISHER: Texas Historical Commission ; Texas Water Development Board,
YEAR: 1974
SERIES: [Special report - Office of the State Archeologist] ; 15
Texas. Office of the State Archeologist. Special report ; 15.
NOTES: H2000.7, Sp31, no. 15
Cover title.
Bibliography: leaves 20-23.
SUBJECT: Archaeological surveying.
Choke Canyon Reservoir site.
Live Oak County (Tex.) -- History.
McMullen County (Tex.) -- History.
OTHER: O'Malley, Nancy, joint author.
Fox, Daniel E., joint author.
Texas Historical Commission.
Texas Water Development Board.
Texas. Office of the State Archeologist.

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