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High Planes Yesterdays: From XIT Days Through Drouth and Depression

Dawson, John C., Sr.

ISBN 10: 089015516X / ISBN 13: 9780890155165
Published by Eakin Press, Austin, Texas, 1985
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed by Author. Clipped dust jacket has rubs, light shelf and edge wear, foxing top and bottom edges of fold-overs, spine slightly sun faded. Book inscribed and signed by the author on the first page, but dedication partially covered up with white out followed by "With Best Regards, John C. Dawson, Sr." Except for foxing and white out, book in excellent condition. Biography of a Houston lawyer who grew up on the Texas Panhandle "with only a barbed wire fence between it and the North Pole." Photographs. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 274 pages, index. Book in very nice condition - foxing on open edges, otherwise light shelf and edge wear only. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 - 2 pounds. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Signed by Author. ISBN: 089015516X. ISBN/EAN: 9780890155165. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 605124. Bookseller Inventory # 605124

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Title: High Planes Yesterdays: From XIT Days ...

Publisher: Eakin Press, Austin, Texas

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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The northernmost portion of the Texas Panhandle, the Dalhart High Plains area, is perhaps best known for its legendary cold weather. There is "only a barbed wire fence between it and the North Pole," as the saying goes. To many it is famed for the three-million-acre XIT Ranch that was carved out of the Texas Public Domain as payment for construction of the State Capitol building in Austin, pursuant to a contract let in 1832. Buffalo Springs, thirty miles northwest of Dalhart, was the original XIT headquarters, and many early residents of the Dalhart area spent their youthful years as cowboys on the ranch. From about 1901 to about 1939, those living in the High Plains area witnessed and took part in its transition from a purely cattle-raising empire to a cattle and farming empire. Only venturesome, independent, and self-reliant people were willing to cast their fate with the High Plains. In "High Plains Yesterdays," John C. Dawson, a retired Houston lawyer who grew up in Dalhart, captures the personalities and characters of some of these people and makes the reader intimately acquainted with them. The uninitiated will also feel the blizzards, sandstorms, droughts, and hot winds, and the contrasting clear, invigorating atmosphere, enormous skies, and broad vistas that the settlers experienced.

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