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Want to learn more about ranch culture and the people, places, and events of 19th century Texas?

Here's a roundup of books that will turn you into an expert of all things Western.

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BARBECUE BISCUITS & BEANS -- CHUCK WAGON COOKING
Bill Cauble and Cliff Teinert, University of Oklahoma Press, 2004

THE CHUCKWAGON COOKBOOK - RECIPES FROM THE RANCH AND RANGE FOR TODAY'S KITCHEN
Byron Price, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2004

COME AN' GET IT: THE STORY OF THE OLD COWBOY COOK
Ramon Frederick Adams, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, Publishing Division of the University, 1952

COWBOYS OF THE AMERICAN WEST
Byron Price and Dudley Witney, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2004

COWBOY: THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY
Richard W. Slatta, Penn Publishing Ltd, 2006

EATS: A FOLK HISTORY OF TEXAS FOOD
Ernestine Sewell Linck and Joyce Gibson Roach, Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1989

THE OLD-TIME COWHAND
Ramon F. Adams, New York: Macmillan, 1961

SAMUEL P. NEWCOMB PAPERS, 1865-1873
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University

TEJANO LEGACY
Armando Alonzo, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1998

VOLCABULARIO VACQUERO/COWBOY TALK: A DICTIONARY OF SPANISH TERMS FROM THE WEST
Robert N. Smead, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2004

WE POINTED THEM NORTH
E.C. "Teddy Blue" Abbott, Helena Huntington Smith, Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1991

WESTERN WORDS: A DICTIONARY OF THE RANGE, COW CAMP, & TRAIL
Ramon F. Adams, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

THE AFRO-AMERICAN TEXANS
Melvin M. Sance, Jr., San Antonio: The University of Texas, Institute of Texas Culture at San Antonio, 1997

COMANCHES: THE HISTORY OF THE PEOPLE
T.R. Fehrenbach, New York: Anchor Books, 1974

THE COWBOY AT WORK
Fay E. Ward, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1958

COWBOY CULTURE: A SAGA OF FIVE CENTURIES
David Dary, Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1981

COWGIRLS, WOMEN OF THE WILD WEST
Elizabeth Clair Flood, William Manns, Zon International Publishing Company, 2000

HISTORIC RANCHES OF TEXAS
Lawrence Clayton, J.U. Salvant, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993

LIFE IN THE SADDLE
Frank Collison, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1993

A TEXAS FRONTIER - THE CLEAR FORK COUNTY AND FORT GRIFFIN, 1849 - 1887
Ty Cashion, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1996

TRAIL DRIVING DAYS
Dee Brown, Martin Schmitt, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952

VAQUEROS, COWBOYS, AND BUCKAROOS
Lawrence Clayton, Jim Hoy, Jerald Underwood, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001

WOMEN OF THE RANGE: WOMEN'S ROLES IN THE TEXAS BEEF CATTLE INDUSTRY
Elizabeth Maret, College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1993


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