Tales of badmen, bad women, and bad places : four centuries of Texas outlawry / C.F. Eckhardt.Material type: TextPublisher: Lubbock, Tex. : Texas Tech University Press, c1999Description: 224 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0896724123 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780896724129 (cloth : alk. paper); 0896724204 (paper : alk. paper); 9780896724204 (paper : alk. paper).Other title: Tales of bad men, bad women, and bad places.Subject(s): Outlaws -- Texas -- Biography -- Anecdotes | Texas -- History, Local -- Anecdotes | Texas -- Biography -- AnecdotesDDC classification: 976.4 LOC classification: F386.6 | .E25 1999
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-210) and index.
Presents twenty-one true stories and legends about outlaws in Texas history, including such famous and lesser-known figures as Bonnie and Clyde, Judge Roy Bean, John Wesley Hardin, the Yokums of the Big Thicket, and the Papworths of Erath County.
For starters... -- In the beginning... -- Texas's first claim-jumper -- The murder of Juan Jose Zevallos -- The murderous Yocums of the Big Thicket -- A lake called "Haunted" -- The man who became Judge Roy Bean -- The silver at Lockhart -- How Elgin got its name -- Gone like Lottie's eye -- Who was John Wesley Hardin, anyway -- and why do people say such awful things about him? -- The great gunfight that wasn't -- The ballad of Sam Bass -- The murder of Ben Thompson -- The Devil's Disciple of Waco -- The peculiar incident of the Public Arch -- The Wild Bunch in Texas -- Gregorio Cortez -- The unfortunate circumstances surrounding the Moral Motion Picture Film Company -- The badman nobody knows -- When Santa Claus robbed the bank -- The real story of Bonnie and Clyde -- Jennifer is waiting -- Where these stories came from.