Title: Empire Builder in the Texas Panhandle: ...
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press, College Station, Texas
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition
Cloth (hardcover) in mylar protected dust-jacket. 186 pages, w/ Notes, Bibliography, and Index; illustrated. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED by Caroline Bush Emeny (daughter of William Henry Bush). A close study at the Texas Panhandle's growth and development over a fifty year period at the turn of the last century. Bookseller Inventory # 002873
Synopsis: In Empire Builder in the Texas Panhandle, author Paul H. Carlson tells the story of Chicago-based William Henry Bush and his role in shaping development of the Texas Panhandle from the 1880s to the 1930s. In 1881, Bush secured interest in the sprawling Frying Pan Ranch ? a ranch that covered two counties and bordered what would later become Amarillo. The ranch's unlikely new owner from the north was a clothing wholesaler, real estate developer, philanthropist, and fledgling cattleman. As an outsider, he brought his business savvy and vision of civic growth to bear on one of America's last frontiers. In an age of unrestricted capitalism and flamboyant displays of wealth, Bush's style was quiet and unassuming. A major real estate owner in the burned-over district of post-1871 Chicago, Bush cast his eye elsewhere for opportunity and found it in the Texas Panhandle. There, he risked his future and fortune on a region that had been left largely untouched by commerce. By the late 1880s, Bush had taken greater control over operations at the Frying Pan Ranch, assuming a major role as a business and civic leader in the region. His philanthropic efforts focused on the vitalization of Amarillo?helping to create a community that would come to dominate the Panhandle by the 1930s.
About the Author: PAUL H. CARLSON is a professor of history at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He is the author of six books, including The Plains Indians and The Buffalo Soldier Tragedy of 1877, both published by Texas A&M University Press.
This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:
AbeBooks Bookseller Since: July 29, 2002
We guarantee an accurate description, fair price and professional service. All books are sold subject to prior sale. Our prices are net to all. Books are returnable within 14 days with prior notification. Payment accepted, in U.S. funds only, via check or money order, payable to Books & Bidders. Credit card payments accepted through abebooks. Ohio residents add 7% sales tax. We are always buying books of consequence.
Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. International orders will incur additional shipping costs.
Store Description: Books & Bidders, Antiquarian Booksellers has been dealing in out-of-print books for over ten years. Our specialties include antiquarian, scholarly, color-plate, fine press, and art & architecture. We are members of IOBA (Independent Online Booksellers Association) and NOBS.