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Interwoven: A Pioneer Chronicle

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Sallie Reynolds Matthews wrote Interwoven so that her children and their children would know how their family and the Lambshead Ranch legacy grew on the Texas frontier. Far beyond her modest intentions, the book became a classic soon after its original publication in 1936.

As Robert Nail wrote in his introduction to the 1958 edition designed by the renowned bookman Carl Her
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Hardcover, 248 pages
Published May 1st 1982 by Texas A University Press (first published March 1974)
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Andrew
Jan 06, 2017 rated it liked it
First hand account of what being a pioneer in West Texas was like during the post Civil War years. Plenty of familiar events are recounted in a kind of scatter shot way. The true value of this book is derived from the authenticity in which the author speaks. I was a little bored during the constant weddings and births. I could hardly keep her relations straight. But this is a book that was not written for the amateur Texas history enthusiast. It was written for her progeny who presumably gave a ...more
Michiel
Jun 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: texas, memoir
Saying that this book was OK, does not mean it was bad. It was just OK. The author, Sallie Reynolds Matthews, tells us of her childhood and young adulthood in west Texas shortly after the Civil War. We get a great feel of how thing were back then. I am sure I would have really liked her in person.

However, often there is a whole lot of writing about nothing much in particular, or else huge swathes of time pass in one sentence. Basically, the chronicle has no real focus. It is just a litany of whe
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Ann
Jul 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Factual stream-of-consciousness recollections of growing up on the Texas frontier in the latter half of the 19th century. The only time Sallie displayed any emotion was when she recounted the death of her first child. Perhaps the dispassionate tone of the book is why this book did not resonate with me. Perhaps of interest to those researching Texas history.
Jim
Dec 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
A most interesting tale of true Texas history in the Albany-Weatherford area. Includes a contemporary's version of the Goodnight-Loving trail drive where Loving died and his body was brought back to Weatherford for burial as used by McMurtry in Lonesome Dove.
Lara Pearson
Aug 31, 2013 rated it liked it
Historically interesting while meandering without a story.
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