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The Resource Shackelford County, Shackelford County Historical Commission

Shackelford County, Shackelford County Historical Commission

Label
Shackelford County
Title
Shackelford County
Statement of responsibility
Shackelford County Historical Commission
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One-hundred-fifty miles west of Dallas, on a gently rolling prairie that was once the predatory domain of the Plains Indians, lies Shackelford County. Anglo-American settlers began arriving in the 1850s to raise livestock and cultivate crops near the Clear Fork of the Brazos River. To protect the settlers from the Indians, the US Army established Fort Griffin in 1867. In true Wild West fashion, the raucous town of Fort Griffin sprang up nearby to service the soldiers, cattle drovers, and buffalo hunters. In 1874, Albany became the county seat, and with the arrival of the Texas Central Railroad in 1881, then the oil and gas boom in 1910, both Albany and Moran flourished while Fort Griffin folded. Today, Shackelford Countys economy is based on cattle ranching, farming, petroleum, and hunting. Visitors enjoy shopping Albanys beautifully restored Main Street and taking in the Old Jail Art Center, the stately limestone courthouse, the Fort Griffin State Historic Site, and the Fort Griffin Fandangle.--Amazon.com
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.401
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F392.S46
LC item number
S53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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Shackelford County Historical Commission
Series statement
Images of America
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  • Shackelford County (Tex.)
  • Shackelford County (Tex.)
  • Manners and customs
  • Texas
Label
Shackelford County, Shackelford County Historical Commission
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn865494339
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9781467131186
Lccn
2013954932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)865494339
  • (Sirsi) a1765039
Label
Shackelford County, Shackelford County Historical Commission
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn865494339
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9781467131186
Lccn
2013954932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)865494339
  • (Sirsi) a1765039

Library Locations

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      1219 13th Street, Huntsville, TX, 77340, US
      30.721643 -95.551716
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