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Cow People records the fading memories of a bygone Texas, the reminiscences of the cow people themselves. These are the Texans of the don't-fence-me-in era, their faces pinched by years of squinting into the desert glare, tanned by the sun and coarsened by the dust of the Chisholm Trail. Their stories are often raucous but just as often quiet as hot plains under a pale Tex ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 1st 1981 by University of Texas Press (first published January 1st 1964)
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A must read for a Texan; recommended by Joe Foran, CEO of Matador Petroleum over campfire at quail hunt
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Dobie spends yarns about ranchers and cowboys in Texas. He also talks about some of his youthful experiences.
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Called the “Storyteller of the Southwest,” James Frank Dobie was born in 1888 on his family’s cattle ranch in Live Oak County. During his long life, J Frank Dobie would live astride two worlds: a rugged life on a Texas cattle ranch and the state’s modern centers of scholarly learning.

Dobie came to Austin in 1914 to teach at The University of Texas. In time he pioneered an influential course on the
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