Waco: Authors To Speak On Texas Barbed Wire Saturday

By: Brittany Semadeni Email
By: Brittany Semadeni Email

WACO (September 28, 2012)--Four researchers and authors will be sharing their knowledge of the introduction and acceptance of barbed wire in Texas and its impact today, Friday at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.

Clifford R. Caldwell, the author of “John Simpson Chisum: The Cattle King of the Pecos Revisited,” among others, will be one of the speakers.

Harold D Jobes, author of an upcoming book about the fence cutting wars of Texas, will also speak along with Michael Barr who has written “Rope Burns & Lead Poisoning: The Wild West in Central Texas,” among others.

Bob Alexander, a retired special agent with the U.S. Treasury Department will relate accounts of the blood letting and pleas for intervention by the Texas Rangers.

His latest book “Riding Lucifer’s Line: Ranger Deaths Along the Texas/Mexican Border” has won an award, a museum spokesperson said.

A short reenactment will be performed during intermission by the Texas Top Guns.

Visitors to the museum will receive complimentary entrance to the program with paid museum admission.

The program lasts from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in John Knox Memorial Center.

The museum is located at 100 Texas Ranger Trail.

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