A Texas Cow Boy

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Growing up along the gulf coast of Texas, a young boy learns to ride horses and rope steers, and at an early age, he finds employment with a local rancher. Soon he is driving cattle all over the untamed West and landing in precarious, yet amusing, situations. Based upon the author's life, A Texas Cow Boy is truly a classic of the Old West. From his days as a young troublemaker to the capture of Billy the Kid, Chas. A. Siringo, with humor and honesty, brings to life the rough and exciting stories of the men and women who tamed the wild country.
ISBN: 9781565549692
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Texas
Images: 200
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 5 (w) x 8 (h)
Charles Angelo Siringo was born in Matagorda County, Texas in 1855. His love of horses drove him to the cattle business where in 1880, he joined a posse that was pursuing the notorious Billy the Kid. A year later Siringo helped a group of Texas cattlemen bust up a ring of horse thieves. In 1886, shortly after arriving in Chicago with his wife and young daughter, he joined the Pinkerton Detective Agency. There he helped convict several men responsible for the Haymarket Riots. This led to more work for Siringo, who would go on to solve many cases by using his skills as a horseman to go undercover and blend in. Retirement took him to Hollywood, where he was an advisor on the sets of many westerns. He died in October of 1928.
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