SIXTY YEARS IN TEXAS
George Jackson. N.p. [Dallas], Privately printed for the author by the Wilkinson Printing Co., n.d. . 322pp. Errata page. Illustrations & photographs. Original red pictorial cloth. First edition in cloth (an edition in wrappers was issued earlier the same year containing six fewer pages). Wear to the corners with fading to the spine and fraying to the head and tail, overall good+. Sloan, Ranching Catalogue, Vol. 3: “Excellent history of early Dallas County with much on the stockmen of the region.” The author emigrated to Texas with his parents and siblings in 1848. The first portion of the book deals with voyage from Devonshire, England, journey to Texas and settlement on the Peter’s Colony. In addition to information on the Peter’s colony, there are sketches of the author’s ancestors as well as other early Dallas families. Contains material on the organization of Dallas County, establishment of the city of Dallas, early officials, the burning of Dallas in 1860 and the subsequent repercussions for the Black community, and happenings prior to the Civil War. There is also an account of the author’s experiences in the Colorado gold fields and on ranches in Texas. Rounded out with mentions of Indian raids, killings and lynchings.