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Rip Ford’s Texas
by John Salmon Ford
edited by Stephen B. Oates
University of Texas Press, 1963
eISBN: 978-0-292-74925-2 | Paper: 978-0-292-77034-8
Library of Congress Classification F391.F67 1987
Dewey Decimal Classification 976.4

The Republic of Texas was still in its first exultation over independence when John Salmon “Rip” Ford arrived from South Carolina in June of 1836. Ford stayed to participate in virtually every major event in Texas history during the next sixty years. Doctor, lawyer, surveyor, newspaper reporter, elected representative, and above all, soldier and Indian fighter, Ford sat down in his old age to record the events of the turbulent years through which he had lived. Stephen Oates has edited Ford’s memoirs to produce a clear and vigorous personal history of Texas.

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