Red with gilt. Erratum Slip laid in. 199 pages. An extra nice copy, New & Unread. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Mason County Hoo Doo War Anthology: The ...
Publisher: Mason County Historical Commission
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Mason County Historical Commission, Denton, TX, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: VG. First edition. 199 pp. photos. In 1874 the "Hoo Doo" War erupted in the Texas Hill Country of Mason County. Hoo doo is an old term often applied in the 19th century to members of a vigilante committee. The feud resulted as an effort to deal with a cattle theft problem. The effort changed into vigilantism and eventually into an escalating quest for revenge. Another major component was a cultural clash between those of Anglo and German heritage. It was not until the premeditated murder of a rancher, supposedly a murder by Sheriff Clark. The murder brought Texas Ranger Scott Cooley to the area. The courts failed to remedy the problem. Gunfighters such as John Ringo were involved, too. Local and state officials were powerless. Twelve to 14 men died in the Hoo Doo War. The county Courthouse was burned on January 21, 1877. It was thought that it was burned in order to destroy evidence that could be used against those involved in the violence. The feud petered out in the early 1900s. "No one in the first generation after it ended ever talked about it," says Mason resident and editor Julius DeVos. "If anyone asked about what happened, what they would hear was something like, 'The trouble's over, let it die." ozzz cbbs. Seller Inventory # 12-5919