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The Resource Fort Worth characters, by Richard Selcer

Fort Worth characters, by Richard Selcer

Label
Fort Worth characters
Title
Fort Worth characters
Statement of responsibility
by Richard Selcer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fort Worth history is far more than the handful of familiar names that every true-blue Fort Worther hears growing up: leaders such as Amon Carter, B.B. Paddock, J. Frank Norris, and William McDonald. Their names are indexed in the history books for ready reference. But the drama that is Fort Worth history contains other, less famous characters who played important roles, like Judge James Swayne, Madam Mary Porter, and Marshal Sam Farmer: well known enough in their day but since forgotten. Others, like Al Hayne, lived their lives in the shadows until one, spectacular moment of heroism. Then there are the lawmen, Jim Courtright, Jeff Daggett, and Thomas Finch. They wore badges, but did not always represent the best of law and order. These seven plus five others are gathered together between the covers of this book. Each has a story that deserves to be told. If they did not all make history, they certainly lived in historic times. The jury is still out on whether they shaped their times or merely reflected those times. Either way, their stories add new perspectives to the familiar Fort Worth story, revealing how the law worked in the old days and what life was like for persons of color and for women living in a mans world. As the old TV show used to say, There are a million stories in the Naked City. There may not be quite as many stories in Cowtown, but there are plenty waiting to be toldenough for future volumes of Fort Worth Characters. But this is a good starting point
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
TXA/DLC
Dewey number
  • 976.4/5315050922
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F394.F7
LC item number
S4484 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Fort Worth characters, by Richard Selcer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The curious story of Brevet Major Ripley Arnold -- Legendary Marshal Timothy Isaiah Courtright -- Hagar Tucker: Fort Worth's black policeman -- Marshal Sam Farmer: Fort Worth's first professional peace officer -- Al Hayne: the people's hero -- The strange case of Maggie Tewmey -- Black sheep Jeff Daggett -- Quanah Parker: Fort Worth's adopted native son -- Wayward policeman Thomas Finch -- Crazy Mary Rea: "a real corker" -- Madam Mary Porter: Mary, Mary quite contrary -- James W. Swayne: straight-arrow judge
Control code
ocn321047841
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 288 pages
Isbn
9781574412758
Lccn
2009019433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)321047841
  • (Sirsi) a139029
Label
Fort Worth characters, by Richard Selcer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The curious story of Brevet Major Ripley Arnold -- Legendary Marshal Timothy Isaiah Courtright -- Hagar Tucker: Fort Worth's black policeman -- Marshal Sam Farmer: Fort Worth's first professional peace officer -- Al Hayne: the people's hero -- The strange case of Maggie Tewmey -- Black sheep Jeff Daggett -- Quanah Parker: Fort Worth's adopted native son -- Wayward policeman Thomas Finch -- Crazy Mary Rea: "a real corker" -- Madam Mary Porter: Mary, Mary quite contrary -- James W. Swayne: straight-arrow judge
Control code
ocn321047841
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vi, 288 pages
Isbn
9781574412758
Lccn
2009019433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)321047841
  • (Sirsi) a139029

Library Locations

    • The African American Library at the Gregory SchoolBorrow it
      1300 Victor Street, Houston, TX, 77019, US
      29.7540795 -95.3805613
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