Why the Chisholm Trail Forks and Other Tales of the Cattle Country

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Why the Chisholm Trail Forks and Other Tales of the Cattle Country

By Andy Adams

A sparkling collection of tales told around Western campfires.



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5.5 x 8.5 | 330 pp.

ISBN: 978-0-292-73430-2

This sparkling collection of tales told around Western campfires, written by the master chronicler of the range, is a literary find of great interest and genuine importance.

Andy Adams is remembered chiefly as the author of The Log of a Cowboy. Among the most charming features of the Log are the stories the cowhands told around the fires at night when the day's work was done. Similar and equally delightful stories are scattered throughout several other less successful novels, long out of print, while others that never saw publication were found by the editor among Adams' papers.

In the present book, Wilson M. Hudson has gathered together these tales of the trail and camp into one volume that surely will delight the hearts of all readers who are interested in the old West.

Andy Adams’ Campfire Tales
Bull Durham and the Vigilantes
The Quarternights near the Salt Licks
Strong on the Breed
The Genuine Blend of Bluegrass and Bourbon
Joe Jenks’ Pet Ox
There’s My Horse’s Track
A Horse Herd Lost to Cheyennes
A Lecture in Dodge City
Revisiting the Old States
Bear-Sign Artist
Miss Precilla June Jones
The Black-Waxy near Waxahachie
The Cat in the Jacal
Trotter’s Sack of Salt
Good for Two Drinks
A Blue Bird Swooping Down like a Pigeon Hawk
I’d Have Gambled My Life on Her
Miss Sallie of Shot-a-Buek Crossing
Scared Horses on the Navidad
A Drive from the San Saba to the Concho
Chasing Mustangs
Indian-Style Fun
Button Shoes and the Big Auger
Bogged to the Saddle Skirts in the Story
Pig-Fat and Slick as Weasels
Bibleback’s Christmas Beef
Old Turk and the Slicker
Rich in Hounds
Uncle Dave Hapfinger in Heaven
The Marshal of Cow Springs
Trust and Betrayal
The Owner of the Pinto Horse
He Had Collided with Lead in Texas
Alkaline Dust Ain’t Snow
Why the Chisholm Trail Forks
In a Spur of the County
Judge Bean in Court
A Skirmish on the Head of the Arroyo Colorado
Viva los Timochis!
Buffaloed by a Bear
A Little Paseo over into Mexico
A Comanche Fight in the Tallow Cache Hills
El Lobo’s Sweetheart
Raneka Bill Hunter
Voting Bonds to the Railroad
Death of the Little Glassblower
A Rise in the Price of Coffee
Big Tom Plays Monte
How Doc Langford Got His Nickname
A Jagger from Jaggertown
Cow Coroner for the Sap