(PDF NEW) A Texas Cowboy or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony by Charles A. Siringo
Ith his earliest childhood memories and recounting the events of his ife with no particular sense of his ife with no particular sense compelling storytelling It s just one darn thing after another But a reader with some patience will be rewarded
"In The Latter Part Of The Book "the atter part of the book his adventures begin adding up to something ike a real narrative working for the LX as a range detective and he begins emerging as of a coherent protagonist in his own storyAnd it s not all about the work of cowboying herding and rounding up cattle and
taking them to market There are some close scrapes and some fearless them to market There are some close scrapes and some fearless do And there are also matters of the heart as the young cowboy falls in ove with a string of sweethearts he meets along the way finally marrying one he meets in Kansas and ending his career as a cowboy I m happy to recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the Wild West cowboys ranching in the days of the open ranges and social history of the ate 19th century The 1950 edition is worth having for the wonderful introduction by Texas folklorist J Frank Dobie. Ened a merchant business in Caldwell Kansas He began writing a book entitled A Texas Cowboy; Or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony A year ater it was published to wide acclaim and became one of the first true I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad looks intoife as a cowboy written by someone who had actually Pip Sueak Saves the Day Medici Books for Children lived theife This pre 1923 publication has been converted from its original format for the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect from the original publication or from the conversi. ,
A real good story At the age of 28 when he wrote his memoir Charles Siringo had already been a cowboy for 15 years Born in 1855 on the Gulf Coast of Texas Siringo worked in one job after another across the Midwest and Southwest ranging from St Louis to New Mexico Still a teenager he settled on cowboying at the time of the great cattle drives and was apparently very good at it though no uckier than most at making a iving from it He worked for many years for the LX ranch in the Texas Panhandle for a while rounding up cattle that had drifted away or were stolen This occupation put him in New Mexico at the time of Billy the Kid who was four years his junior He never met Billy but knew Men Who Did And His Imagination Seems who did and his imagination seems have been fired by the stories they told about the pursuit and eventual shooting of this young outlaw Though by his own account Siringo never shot a man himself he was a dead aim with a six shooterHis memoir was written as he admits in his preface to make money and ots of it It s not great iterature
Beginning At Masterson HadAt Masterson had Allison to back down from an impending confrontation Siringo however ater gave a written account of that incident which contradicted Earp's claim stating that Earp never came into contact with Allison and that two businessmen cattleman Dick McNulty and the owner of the Long Branch Saloon Chalkley Beeson in Dodge City actually defused the situation After taking part in several cattle drives Siringo stopped herding to settle down get married 1884 and op.
Summary A Texas Cowboy or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish PonyExcellent Outstanding first hand account of cowboy ife on the Western Plains in the mid 19th century All thumbs up Recommended Forgotten HistoryFor those interested in the history of the West this uick read is worth the time Very interesting to be able to read what is basically a first hand account those times an places A Texas Cowboy written by Charles A Siringo A Texas Siringo A Texas is an autobiography it talks about ife as a cowboy and a kid
in the 1860 s He does some pretty bizarre things asthe 1860 s He does some pretty bizarre things as kid being an adventures ittle guy As he starts to mature you see his his goals and ideas change He ends up finding work as a rancher and tells his tales of Biocentrismo. L'universo, la coscienza. La nuova teoria del tutto living out in the desert rangaling cattle It is uite an interesting tale for anyone into cowboys You get toearn about the work part of being a cowboy and not the guns ablazing type of cowboy If you enjoy history this is a great book about normal A Small C Compiler Language Usage Theory and Design life in the 1800 s it does get aittle bland at some points because his How Drawings Work life wasn t SUPER exciting at every moment but for the most part its. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Charlie Siringo was born in Matagorda County Texas to an Irish immigrant mother and an Italian immigrant father from Piedmont He attended public school until reaching the age of 15 when he started working onocal ranches as a cowboy In March April and May 1877 Siringo was in Dodge City Kansas during an alleged confrontation between Clay Allison and Wyatt Earp Earp was a Deputy Marshal at the time Earp ater claimed after Allison's death in 1887 that he and