Texas Panhandle Tales

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Overview
The Texas Panhandle is like a whole 'nother country. The area stretching from just south of Lubbock all the way north to Oklahoma is filled with ranch land, oil fields, windy plains, and some of the Lone Star State's most unique history. Meet the duck that started a gun battle in Oldham County and find out how Kate Polly's pancake flipping saved her life. Or witness Gene Autry's days as a performer in Childress and a different sort of "gold rush" in Palo Duro Canyon as historian Mike Cox shares his favorite pieces of the Panhandle's past.
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ISBN: 9781609496111
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
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State: Texas
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 53
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Mike Cox's family tree has deep Texas roots. He began his full-time newspaper career as a reporter for the San Angelo Standard-Times in 1967 and later worked for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and Austin American-Statesman. After a twenty-year career in journalism, he joined the Texas Department of Public Safety and served as its spokesman for fifteen years. He retired from the state in 2007, but in 2010 he retired from retirement and now works in the communications division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. An elected member of the Texas Institute of Letters, he is the author of twenty nonfiction books. In 2010, he received the West Texas Book and Music Festival's A.C. Greene Award for lifetime achievement. He lives in Fredericksburg in the Texas hill country.
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