Rawhide Ranger Ira Aten Enforcing The Law On The Texas Frontier

By: Alexander, Bob

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452 pages, photos. "Ira Aten (1862-1953) was the epitome of a frontier lawman. When as a youth he heard of the killing by Rangers of the notorious outlaw Sam Bass at Round Rock, Aten's neighborhood, he altered his plans of being a cowboy and instead set his sights on becoming a Texas Ranger. At age twenty he enrolled in Company D during the transition of the Rangers from Indian fighters to topnotch peace officers. This unit-and Aten-would have a lively time making their mark in nineteenth-century Texas. His law enforcing deeds transcend days with the Rangers. Ira served two counties as sheriff, terms spiked with excitement. Afterward, for ten years on the XIT, he was tasked with clearing the ranch's Escarbada Division of cattle thieves. Aten's story spins on an axis of spine-tingling Texas history. Moving to California, Ira was active in transforming the Imperial Valley from raw desert into an agricultural oasis. Unmistakably he was public spirited and committed to community betterment." UNT

Title: Rawhide Ranger Ira Aten Enforcing The Law On The Texas Frontier

Author Name: Alexander, Bob

Categories: Other,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Denton, University of North Texas Press: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Type: Book

Seller ID: 014266

Keywords: Texas Rangers, outlaws, Indians, lawmen, cowboys, Ira Aten