2 edition of short history of Ranger, Texas. found in the catalog.
short history of Ranger, Texas.
Ruth Terry Denney
by Ranger Historical Preservation Society in Ranger, Tex. (Loop 254 W. @ I-H 20, P.O. Box 320, Ranger 76470)
Written in English
|Contributions||Ranger Historical Preservation Society (Ranger, Tex.)|
|LC Classifications||F394.R2 D46 1996|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xii, 228 p. :|
|Number of Pages||228|
|LC Control Number||96070296|
Main article: History of the Texas Ranger Division An early depiction of a group of Texas Rangers, c. The rangers were founded in when Stephen F. Austin, known as the Father of Texas, employed ten men to act as rangers to protect to newly settled families who arrived in Mexican Texas following the Mexican War of Independence. Texas responded, as it had so many times in its history, by raising Ranger companies. At the time the Texas Ranger Force was very small, and incapable of maintaining law and order along the border. The Texas Legislature by authorizing mass inductions and the "overnight" creation of new Ranger companies.
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The heroism and exploits of the Rangers. Get this from a library. A short history of Ranger, Texas. [Ruth Terry Denney; Hardin-Simmons University.]. The Bold and Brutal History of the Texas Rangers By Doug J.
Swanson Larry McMurtry’s epic “Lonesome Dove,” about a great cattle drive from Texas to Montana in the s, deservedly won the Pulitzer. This book is a treasure, a history of the Texas Rangers written not long after its cessation as the chief law-enforcement body of Texas in The book is quite long.
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As Swanson tells it, the history of the Texas Rangers begins before the history of Texas itself. In Stephen F. Austin hired ten men to act as “rangers” in order to carry out a punitive.
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RANGER,on Interstate Highway 20 between Abilene and Fort Worth in northeastern Eastland County, derived its name from the Texas Rangers, who in the s had a camp in a valley about two miles northeast of Ranger on a prong of Palo Pinto camp would have been at the south end of the present Hagaman Lake, earlier the Watson Ranch.
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Many of the Texas Rangers and former members enlisted in "Terry's Texas Rangers," and made an enviable record in the Confederate Army. Texas was readmitted to the Union on Ma The darkest period in the history of the organization, the Period of Reconstruction (), was the re-regimentation of the Rangers as the "State Police".
Ranger is a city in Eastland County, Texas, United population was 2, at the census. Ranger College, a community college, is the second-largest employer in the community.
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The backdrop is fascinating, set during the years of Texas Civil War. It revolves around historical facts of the Great Comanche Raid of and the resulting Battle of Plum Creek and goes forth in time to the cry of the Texas Rangers facing great opposition.