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qThe ranching boom of the 1880s made the Texas Panhandle town of Tascosa 'the cowboy capital of the world.' Through it passed many people, good and bad, who made history in the West. Yet when the large ranches broke up, Tascosa disappeared as quickly as it had risenq--Provided by publisher.Sullivan, LS Brand, 68-69; Clifford P. Westermeier, Trailing the Cowboy, 130. ... A bomb of scrap iron was placed in the shop, beneath the dirt floor with a keg of gunpowder under it and a fuse leading to the headquarters ... In May 1885 he moved to Lincoln County, where he ran a store at Nogal and worked as a cowboy .

Author:Frederick W. Nolan
Publisher:Texas Tech University Press - 2007


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