1. History of Palo Pinto
County, 1978, reprinted by The Palo Pinto County Historical Association.
2627 Loftin Road
Windthorst, TX 76389
The Doyle Marshall book, A Cry Unheard , can be purchased from Mary
Kemp, 2603 South Main, Weatherford TX 76086; 817-594-6837; for $40 plus $5 shipping.
This is a tremendous book about the Indian depredations in Parker and Palo Pinto
4. Time Was in Mineral Wells,
A. F. Weaver, Houghton Printing Co., Mineral Wells, TX
5. Santo: The Hub, Palo Pinto
6. The Palo Pinto Story by Mary Whatley
Clarke; Copyright: 1956; Printed by: The Manney Co., 1041
Isbell Rd Ft Worth 14, Texas
7. Pioneers, Moses Taylor and Elizabeth Prevatte Taylor Sr.
of Kentucky and North Carolina, 1968 Revision by L. Rhea
8. The Ramsey's, a family Story by
John Paul Black, 1990.
9. Glancing Backward,
A History of Lipan Texas.
10. Possum Kingdom Country compiled
by Fern Caudill, Georgia Coulson; published by Leonard Paul Printing,
PETTIT, MICHAEL. Riding for the
Brand: 150 Years of Cowden Ranching. University of
Oklahoma Press, cloth, 320 pages, $29.95. ISBN 0-8061-3718-5.
Since the first Cowdens skirmished with the Comanches in the 1850s
until the present day, the JAL Ranch and the Cowdens have been part of the history
of the American Southwest. Pettit, a former rancher and a Cowden descendant,
traces the history of the Cowden ranching empire from its beginning in Palo Pinto
County, Texas, in 1853, to the JAL Ranch in southern New Mexico, in 2005. This
is a story of a real ranching family over six generations that includes tales
of cowboys and Indians, buffalo and cattle, open range and barbed wire, water
rights and good grazing land. Pettit tells the story well without any of the
good ole boy flavor, but with the style of a literary Novel of the West-which
this book could almost be except it includes end notes, bibliography, and index. This
is a marvelous history of a ranching family from past to present.
Review from Roundup Online Magazine.
12. BITS AND PIECES
FROM THE PALO PINTO STAR, 1885-1887. These abstracted newspaper
articles provide a glimpse into the history of the Palo Pinto County
area of Texas and the lives of its citizens. Also mentioned are happenings
around the state and the nation. 237 pages. Indexed. By Karen Ladd
Acker. Can be ordered at: http://www.abstractingthepast.com/catalog.htm