, wasn't it the Battle of Adobe Wells, ? The wells were in solid rock in
narrow deep adobe or rock walls or canyons, north of Pampa and west of
Canadian, Texas. Saw the historic marker, but was on a contract about to
expire and paid by number of small signs hung for credit cards. so I
kept moving to make Amarillo by sundown.
Also, did you know that Cal Farley's Boy's Ranch first bunkhouse was the
Old Tascosa Courthouse and they now own the whole town . Didn't he get
his money from Pro baseball?
On Sun, 24 Jun 2001 22:51:56 -0500 Charles Blakley <geneb(a)htcomp.net>
> Hi Julia Brewer...if you are looking for a starting place for
frontier history of Palo Duro and the whole area in my opinion you
can't beat this book. As told by Billy Dixon (plainsman, scout,
buffalo hunter) about the frontier, Comanches, and includes the
battle that took place at the second Adobe Walls. First thing you
know you'll find yourself in your car driving toward Palo Duro
seeking out the locations just like we did.
Bill, while I agree that the two books you named are good ones
concerning the history of West Texas, I feel I must point out that
the Battle of Adobe Walls took place some distance from Palo Duro
Canyon. When I visited the site back in the early '60s it was
located near the Canadian River north of Amarillo.
Haley's "Charles Goodnight" is the west as our ancestors knew it
back in the 1860s. Of course much of that book tells of the history
of the frontier area north of Stephenville around Weatherford where
Goodnight cowboyed and soldiered as a young man.
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