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Sins of the Pioneers: Crimes & Scandals in a Small Texas Town

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When the Civil War ended, many disenchanted Southerners poured into Central Texas, toting guns and grudges. Shots of whiskey loosened tempers and soon bullets were flying. Within a few years, the Lone Star State had become the nation’s murder capitol.

The small town of Stephenville, where 139 people were hauled to prison between crimes 1864 to 1891, dealt with Comanche warr
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Paperback, 238 pages
Published 2009 by Jacobus Books
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Jeff
Jun 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
James Pylant has given us a wild ride through the wild, wild West. It's a history book with a very narrow scope, that being events and scandals surrounding the small West Texas town of Stephenville, the county seat of Erath County.

Largely set in the mid to late nineteenth century, Sins of the Pioneers gives a look at the beginnings of this small Texas town, straight down US Highway 281 from my home town of Mineral Wells.

The subtitle, Crimes & Scandals in a Small Texas Town, fits the book perfect
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Nancy Fagan
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book has great research to back up the stories - and there are some great stories - gives you some insight to pioneer days in Texas! You may be able to find little-known stories about your distant relatives in Texas!
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An award-winning writer, James Pylant is the author of a family-authorized celebrity biography, In Morticia's Shadow: The Life & Career of Carolyn Jones. He has also interviewed several famous personalities, including Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal), Audrey Landers (Dallas), Ruth Buzzi (Laugh-In), Peter Mark Richman (Dynasty), Linda Purl (Matlock), Stanley Living ...more

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