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CowJohn Chisum: A Big Pinhook in the Road (Steely Mini-History Series) Skipper Steely

CowJohn Chisum: A Big Pinhook in the Road (Steely Mini-History Series)

Skipper Steely

Published August 7th 2012
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Kindle Edition
104 pages
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 About the Book 

John Simpson Chisum came to Red River County in The Republic of Texas in 1837 when he was 13. His family, uncles, aunts and cousins soon settled in the west end of the county, which became Lamar County in early 1841. The community on the Chisum landMoreJohn Simpson Chisum came to Red River County in The Republic of Texas in 1837 when he was 13. His family, uncles, aunts and cousins soon settled in the west end of the county, which became Lamar County in early 1841. The community on the Chisum land was named Pinhook by cousins in the bigger settlement of Clarksville. But, Paris was soon designated as Lamar Countys seat of justice, and this put Chisum, cousins and friends to work building and supplying materials, even water to the town near them to the east. A few cattle and what became many sheep began to graze the edge of The Grand Prairie, which began on the Chisums 2,085 acres. By 1852 Chisum knew he had a knack to raise cattle, whether his herd or that of others, so he moved on to a larger range in Denton County. By the end of the Civil War he was mainly on the Concho River near San Angelo, and then by the early 1870s was headquartering in east New Mexico. This book keeps a focus on Chisums early life since the cattle industry has been so well developed by other writers of the past. While he did not make his career in Paris, Texas, he was buried there and shapes it history.