Trail Fever: The Life of a Texas Cowboy

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9780688115371: Trail Fever: The Life of a Texas Cowboy

George Saunders could ride a horse before he could walk, rode his first cattle drive at the age of five, and got caught in his first stampede when he was ten. A Texas trail driver, he survived it all--freezing rains, lightning storms, desert dust, Kiowa and Comanche raiders, outlaw bandits, days and nights of herding without rest. He was a real American hero--a cowboy. D.J. Lightfoot has pored through Saunders's papers and interviewed his grandchildren to bring you the story of one of Texas's best-known cowmen.

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The author, D.J. Lightfoot djls@compuserve.com, February 4, 1999

A story of raging rivers, desert dust, outlaws & bandits...

Trail Fever is my first book for children. While researching a magazine article, I met an avid Texas history buff named Bill Jary. Bill told me about his grandfather, George Saunders, who had been a trail driver during the late 1800s. The more Bill talked about George's great adventures on the cattle trails, the more surprised I was that no one had written a biography of the man. Then I discovered that George was himself a writer who had left behind detailed accounts of his boyhood on the frontier and his experiences as a trail driver. So I gathered up all of George's writings that I could find, and wrote his story based on his own narratives. The book is factually accurate. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard's publication of Trail Fever as "fiction" has caused some confusion; it is a biography and should be regarded as such. Young readers studying state history in the fourth grade, and their teachers, have received the book enthusiastically. One young cowboy buff wrote me that "I liked Trail Fever so much when I got it I read it more than once." High praise from a can't-sit-still boy!

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"A quarter of a century of my life, from 1861 to 1886, was a continual chain of thrills, not by choice, but by the customs of those times. The dangers through which I passed during those days make me shudder when I recall them." --George Saunders, Texas trail driver, 1920

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