Southwestern Historical Quarterly October A Day's Ride from Here. By Clifford R. Caldwell. (2 vols. Charleston, S.C.: The History Press, 2011. Pp: vol. 1, Mountain Home, Texas, 126; vol. 2: Noxville, Texas, 140. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: vol. 1, 9781609493936, $19.99 paper; vol. 2, 9781609493943, $19.99 paper.) Clifford R. Caldwell, a Texas Hill Country history aficionado, desired to write a local history book series based on areas one person could ride on horseback from Mountain Home and Noxville, Texas. The result, A Day's Ride from Here, is a two volume series filled with interesting stories of the life and times of gunmen, Texas Rangers, and early pioneer settlements in the fascinating locale of the Texas Hill Country. His purpose was to allow readers to understand how heroes and happenings of the past helped create the foundation for the communities still in existence today. Kerr County, Texas, towns such as Mountain Home and Noxville have long histories of human inhabitants, and the period after the Civil War was particularly fraught with rough and rowdy characters. These individuals, such as John Wesley Hardin and Frank Eastwood, encompass a large portion of Caldwell's work. Outlaws, cowboys, and Indians are not
Southwestern Historical Quarterly – Texas State Historical Association
Published: Sep 16, 2012
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