Maverick Town: The Story of Old Tascosa

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1988 - History - 287 pages

Once the rival of Dodge City and Cheyenne, for years Tascosa, Texas, lay a ghost town of crumbling adobes. Today almost all traces of frontier Tascosa are gone, replaced by the ultramodern stone buildings which make up a self-contained city of boys and administrative staff--Cal Farley's famed Boys Ranch.

Maverick Town tells the story of the rise and decline of Old Tascosa, which epitomized the romance and danger of the early West. Tascosa's heyday was brief, yet it compressed into a few years the history of an era-- that of the open range--which will never return.

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About the author (1988)

John L. McCarty was a Texas newspaperman and publisher whose twin interests in the history of the Panhandle country and writing about it led to many articles and two books about the Old West.

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