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Fort Griffin on the Texas frontier

Carl Coke Rister

Fort Griffin on the Texas frontier

by Carl Coke Rister

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Published by University of Oklahoma Press in Norman, Okla .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fort Griffin (Texas).

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    StatementCarl Coke Rister.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination216p. :
    Number of Pages216
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18282148M

    Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, United States, Paperback. Condition: New. Revised ed. Language: English. Brand new Book. In a Texas Frontier: The Clear Fork Country and Fort Griffin, , Ty Cashion surveys the formative development of northwest Texas where the Clear Fork of the Brazos cuts a path between the timbered region and the . Fort Griffin on the Texas frontier. (Book) Author: Rister, Carl Coke,

    When the United States Army returned to Texas after the Civil War, Fort Griffin was one of the posts constructed to protect the northwestern frontier of white settlement from Comanche and Kiowa raids. The fort was the operations base for several army expeditions across the Plains, and the nearby boom town known as "The Flat" bustled with the. and Sidney Johnston*. What other military post would put off such fine commanding Generals! * - separate biography in World Book Encyclopedia **- under Civil War in World Book Encyclopedia Trent McKnight [email protected] Fort Griffin on the Texas Frontier: Carl Coke Rister Lambshead Before Interwoven: Francis Mayhugh Holden Semi-Weekly Farm News, Sep. 3 .

    In a Texas Frontier: The Clear Fork Country and Fort Griffin, , Ty Cashion surveys the formative development of northwest Texas where the Clear Fork of the Brazos cuts a path between the timbered region and the treeless plains e the unfamiliar and often harsh environment, the first pioneers--mainly southern stock raisers--persisted through . Scope and Contents. Ft. Griffin records contain official and legal records, printed material and maps relating to the town and military outpost of Fort Griffin, Texas


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See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. Carl 5/5(2). In a Texas Frontier: The Clear Fork Country and Fort Griffin,Ty Cashion surveys the formative development of northwest Texas where the Clear Fork of the Brazos cuts a path between the timbered region and the treeless plains e the unfamiliar and often harsh environment, the first pioneers―mainly southern stock Cited by: 2.

Buy Fort Griffin on the Texas Frontier by Carl C Rister online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop now. Get this from a library. Fort Griffin on the Texas frontier. [Carl Coke Rister] -- This fort, established in near the Llano Estacado, in the heart of the Comanche country, was the capital for buffalo hunters, cowboys, and ranchers, until   In a Texas Frontier: The Clear Fork Country and Fort Griffin,Ty Cashion surveys the formative development of northwest Texas where the Clear Fork of the Brazos cuts a path between the timbered region and the treeless plains e the unfamiliar and often harsh environment, the first pioneers—mainly southern stock /5(8).

In a Texas Frontier: The Clear Fork Country and Fort Griffin,Ty Cashion surveys the formative development of northwest Texas where the Clear Fork of the Brazos cuts a path between the timbered region and the Fort Griffin on the Texas frontier book plains beyond.

Despite the unfamiliar and often harsh environment, the first pioneers—mainly southern stock raisers—persisted through. Frontier Town of Fort Griffin In the 19th century, the U.S. government established forts along Texas' frontier to protect pioneers.

By the early s, Col. Jesse Stem farmed along the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, and Thomas Lambshead established his Clear Fork Farm. Fort Griffin had all the makings of the legendary western town, and was an archetype for the untamed frontier life. Its story is one of passion, anger, lawlessness, and occasional justice, and will further establish the Flat as a truly original pioneer town.

Holding command over the Southern Plains, Fort Griffin served as one in a line of western defensive forts from to Remnants of the fort remain today at Fort Griffin State Historic Site, which is also home to the Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd and offers camping, fishing, hiking, stargazing, and living history.

Among the fort's ruins are a mess hall. After the Republic of Texas was annexed to the United States in lateTexans had high hopes that the federal government would do what the impoverished Republic had been unable to do: subdue the aggressive Indian tribes on the new state's western frontier and open the vast emptiness of West Texas to safe Anglo settlement.

Fort Griffin, Texas was established by the US Cavalry in in northwestern Shackelford County to provide protection to area settlers from Comanche and Kiowa raids.

Though there is little left of the old fort and even less of the settlement that formed below the bluff, Fort Griffin was one of the wildest places in all of the Old West. Built on the rolling hills between the West.

The Army's attitude changed inbut conditions at Fort Griffin did not. William T. Sherman, commanding general of the Army, and Randolph B. Marcy, inspector general, passed through Fort Griffin on an inspection tour of the frontier posts.

Fort Griffin, now a Texas state historic site as Fort Griffin State Historic Site, was a US Cavalry fort established 31 July by four companies of the Sixth Cavalry, U.S. Army under the command of Lt.

Col. S.D. Sturgis: 64 in the northern part of West Texas, specifically northwestern Shackelford County, to give settlers protection from early Comanche and Kiowa. The pair traveled for many years throughout the frontier areas of Texas, including Fort Concho, Jacksboro, San Angelo, Denison, Fort Worth, and Fort Griffin.

Their travels occurred during a local economic boom on the Texas frontier as demand. The history of Fort Griffin is commemorated annually in the Fort Griffin Fandangle, an outdoor musical based on the pioneer chronicles of West Texas.

In production sincethe Fandangle is staged in an acre-sized amphitheater with a cast and crew of more than Albany locals. In a Texas Frontier: The Clear Fork Country and Fort Griffin,Ty Cashion surveys the formative development of northwest Texas where the Clear Fork of the Brazos cuts a path between the timbered region and the treeless plains e the unfamiliar and often harsh environment, the first pioneers—mainly southern stock raisers—persisted through.

Vernon Lynch, " in the Echo: A Year at Fort Griffin on the Texas Frontier," West Texas Historical Association Year Book 41 ().

Rupert N. Richardson, The Frontier of Northwest Texas, to (Glendale, California: Clark, ). Carl Coke Rister, Fort Griffin on the Texas Frontier (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, ). University of Texas School of Architecture, Texas. More than a century after his death inthe mere mention of John Larn’s name can trigger strong reactions along the Clear Fork of the Brazos River in northern Texas.

In Bravo of the Brazos, Robert K. DeArment tells for the first time the complete story of this enigmatic and controversial figure. Larn was good-looking, well-mannered, and gentle around 5/5(1). CAMP Cooper was on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River seven miles north of the site of present Fort Griffin State Historic Site in south central Throckmorton County.

It was established by the Texas legislature in January and named for United States Army adjutant general Samuel Cooper. Fort Griffin State Historic Site. In its heyday, Fort Griffin anchored one of the wildest towns on the Texas frontier. Everyone from soldiers and gamblers to outlaws and saloon girls walked the town’s streets.

The fort itself was founded in the summer of on a. A Texas Frontier by Ty Cashion,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

Here is a list of some good books on Fort Griffin: The Quirt and the Spur by Edgar Rye Fort Griffin on the Texas Frontier by Carl Coke Rister Bravo of the Brazos: John Larn of Fort Griffin, Texas by Robert DeArment The Frontier World of Fort Griffin by Charles M.

Robinson A Texas Frontier by Ty Cashion.Personal narrative written by an unknown author describing frontier life in the town of Fort Griffin, Texas.

Physical Description 12 p. ; 26 x 20 cm.