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By Bruce Shackelford,Marise McDermott

With the Wests of Texas, famous writer Bruce M. Shackelford tells the tale of the West kin of Lavaca County, forgotten Texas legends.

initially from Tennessee, Washington and Mary West moved to Lavaca County, Texas, within the early 1850s. There they raised 3 sons who have been destined to go away an indelible mark at the Texas livestock undefined. on the finish of the Civil warfare, George, the eldest, made his first path drives as such a lot of Texans did. yet in contrast to many that made the journey, George observed the enterprise because the enterprise of relocating farm animals to marketplace and have become a qualified drover. As his brothers Sol and Ike got here of age, George introduced them into his already transforming into enterprise of trailing farm animals herds north. The brothers grew to become essentially the most very important drovers in livestock enterprise, status out in the course of the period of the nice path drives. of their lifetimes their accomplishments have been mythical, yet this present day they've been mostly forgotten. Their background and achievements are tested during this attractive quantity illustrated with images and private results from the family.

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