Hardcover: H 20cm x L 13. Publisher cancel stickers affixed at bottoms of title and dedication pages. About this Item: White Publishing Compnay, Fort Worth, 1924. And he was about to begin a five-year odyssey of first gullibility and greed and then gumption. Excerpt from Norfleet: The Actual Experiences of a Texas Rancher's 30, 000 Mile Transcontinental Chase After Five Confidence Men More interesting than any popular novel are the stories he tells of these out-door friends of his. He served as foreman for 20 years on the Spade Ranch. About this Item: Imperial Press, Sugar Land, 1927.
. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. A little rubbing to cover panels and spine. Eliza Norfleet often acted as a nurse for sick or injured cowboys. Publisher cancel stickers affixed at bottoms of title and dedication pages. They found my emails in the ether but there was no way to lift the block. Faded gilt titles on spine.
When the Panhandle Short Railroad line surveyed a proposed route between Vega and Lubbock through his property in 1907, he platted the town of Norfleet ten miles west of Hale Center. That's usually the end of such stories because the majority of people swindled in such a manner usually do everything they can to make sure no one ever finds out about it. Tanner Laine, Cow Country Hereford, Texas: Pioneer, 1969. Hardcover: H 20cm x L 13. Every knock on the door, every telephone bell, every stranger in the night has raised hell with my nerves.
I bought this to replace a carrier for a. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dustjacket. In , Norfleet ran into a man named Reno Hamilton, who posed as a mule buyer - just the kind of man Norfleet had known and worked with all his life, sealing deals with a handshake and a promise. Frank Norfleet, Norfleet Fort Worth: White, 1924; rev. Frank Norfleet, Norfleet Fort Worth: White, 1924; rev. Handbook of Texas Online, H. It shows the kind of grit that makes Texans proud, not only in James Norfleet, but his amazing wife, who held the ranch together while he chased bad guys.
Norfleet remained with the Spade until 1904, when he started his own ranching operation on a 2,000-acre tract on which he had filed in western Hale County. Ringleader Joe Furey alias J. I am very proud that this book is about my father's uncle. Instead she traces how the difference between speculation and gambling gradually blurred, how we changed from a nation of savers to one of investors and how the culture of the con reshaped the American soul. The only previous training Norfleet had had was following his pack of hounds after wild animals.
Dust Jacket Is Covered By Mylar Brodart. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Orange cloth covered boards with black lettering and illustration of two guns on front and black lettering on spine. About this Item: Scribners, New York, 2002. Publisher cancel stickers affixed at bottoms of title and dedication pages. Frank Norfleet was on a roll—a bankroll! Black coloring to top page edges by the publisher.
F rom this early training a fund of patience, almost inexhaustible was developed; from the sun and Wino were absorbed the sturdy hardihood of the oak. Subsequently he worked as a cowboy and drover for various outfits. In 1894, while on a visit to Plainview, Frank Norfleet met and fell in love with Mattie Eliza Hudgins. He's going to get his man. Book Is In Fine Condition.
He died on October 15, 1967, and was buried in Lubbock Resthaven Mausoleum. Frank Norfleet and his wife spent their later years quietly at their home in Hale Center. Who Image Use Disclaimer All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U. Frank Norfleet who lost his fortune in a con, then spent the next four years crossing the country, donning disguises and posing as a fool and a dupe — in the hope of meeting and avenging himself upon the men who stole his fortune. The scam played out in nine parts, culminating with Furrey and his cohorts skipping town with all of Norfleet's money.
Frank spent part of his youth on his father's free cattle range north of San Angelo and in 1879 joined a hunt to the. Lott, an Alderman in Lorenzo, Texas. Ink name and address of previous owner on front flyleaf, otherwise content clean and sound. In Dallas Spencer had seduced Norfleet by promising to buy his farm. About this Item: Imperial Press, Sugar Land, Texas, 1927.