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Barbs Bullets and Blood coming to the San Saba Civic Center

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On Saturday, June 16, 2012, from 1:00 to 5:00pm, the San Saba County Historical Museum Foundation is pleased to bring to San Saba four well-known researchers and writers who will share their knowledge about one of the truly amazing chapters in Texas History: the struggle over introduction and acceptance of barbed-wire in the Lone Star State- and its lasting impact on our everyday lives.

Clifford R. Caldwell is the author of John Simpson Chisum: The Cattle King of the Pecos Revisited; Dead Right, The Lincoln County War, and is now at work on the biography of a forgotten Texas cattle king, Robert K. Wylie. Cliff will explore the introduction of cattle to Texas and the founding and operation of a beef-cow business on the Open Range.

Harold D. Jobes, a Texas Hill Country cattle rancher and retired state government executive, Harold is a member of the Texas State Historical Association, the West Texas Historical Association and a past president of the Edwards Plateau Historical Association. Currently he has a book underway regarding the Texas fence cutting wars. Harold will focus on the invention and then the logistical magnitude of manufacturing and distribution of barbed-wire throughout Texas.

Bob Alexander: A retired Special Agent with the U.S. Treasury Department and award winning author is awaiting publication of his latest book, Riding Lucifer’s Line: Ranger Deaths Along the Texas/Mexican Border. Bob will relate accounts of the actual fighting, and covert and/or overt intervention by Texas Rangers.

Michael Barr: A retired high-school principal and college instructor, Mike is an ardent student of the West, both in a historical and contemporary sociological context. His published books include the Rope Burns & Lead Poisoning: The Wild West in Central Texas and A Rumble in the Cedar Brakes: Central Texas in the 1870s. Mike will discuss the societal impact that barbed-wire brought on Texas.

During the afternoon, the authors will have their books available for sale and signing. (Sunday is Fathers’ Day!)

Don’t miss this glimpse into Texas’ past. …..a rare opportunity for history buffs. Admission is by donation.