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Diamond in the Rough

Diamond in the Rough

by Kendon L. Clark
A History of Cove, Texas, 1824-1941 (Chambers County)

Cove is a unique community with a rich history-and Kendon Clark is that most rare of local historians. With a scrupulous sense of respect and a rich narrative style, he conveys the story of this place and its people. So many of the pioneers like Joseph Lawrence and ABJ Winfree have long since passed into the realm of myths and lore, but Kendon brings them and all the others to life again in this fine book. "Diamond in the Rough" is a highly polished history of Cove, Texas. - Kevin Ladd

Hardcover.

Price: $30


Ridgehaven and a Dunn Marsh Legacy - Photojournal of Texas Coastal Outdoorsman Lindsey H. Dunn, Jr.

Ridgehaven and a Dunn Marsh Legacy - Photojournal of Texas Coastal Outdoorsman Lindsey H. Dunn, Jr.

Extracted and Edited by Royce A. Strickland, D.D.S

Ridgehaven and a Dunn Marsh Legacy - Photojournal of Texas Coastal Outdoorsman Lindsey H. Dunn, Jr. was written by Royce A. Strickland and first published in 2004. Royce lived the land he captures in his work, having hunted the Ridgehaven Farm in the Lawrence Marsh on the Trinity River Delta intermittently for nearly 30 years, beginning in 1960, under the mentorship of L. H. Dunn, Jr.

Hardcover.

Price: $30


Kindred Spirits: Art & Story to Inspire Your Own Creative Journey

Kindred Spirits: Art & Story to Inspire Your Own Creative Journey

by Sharon Grace Bartlett

An art book with a message of encouragement to kindred spirits who have a desire to do art. For novice, budding and experienced artists who have a deep longing to:

  • overcome limiting self messages about not being creative
  • gather, collect and make art
  • claim a personal space and organize it into an art studio
  • become inspired by nature and invite it to teach you
  • trust the creative process
  • learn more about the art form of assemblages

Hardcover.

Price: $95


Texas Market Hunting: Stories of Waterfowl, Game Laws, and Outlaws

Texas Market Hunting: Stories of Waterfowl, Game Laws, and Outlaws

by R. K. Sawyer and Foreword by Rick Pratt

In this book, R. K. Sawyer chronicles the days of market hunting along the Texas coast and the showdown between the early game wardens and those who persisted in commercial waterfowl hunting. Containing an abundance of rare historical photographs and oral history, “Texas Market Hunting: Stories of Waterfowl, Game Laws, and Outlaws” provides a comprehensive and colorful account of this bygone period.

Hardcover

“A Hundred Years of Texas Waterfowl Hunting” and “Texas Market Hunting: Stories of Waterfowl, Game Laws, and Outlaws” can be easily purchased here. Our books are signed by the author Rob K. Sawyer. You can expect your purchases to be shipped promptly without waiting on back orders. For immediate assistance call 832.618.1416 or 713.825.8389.

LIMITED SPECIAL OFFER: No shipping and handling.

To have your copy personalized by the author, please with your request after you place your order.

Price: $30


A Hundred Years of Texas Waterfowl Hunting

A Hundred Years of Texas Waterfowl Hunting

by R. K. Sawyer and Foreword by Matt Kaminski
The Decoys, Guides, Clubs, and Places, 1870s to 1970s

“A Hundred Years of Texas Waterfowl Hunting brings back so many wonderful memories from the short era that I have lived during this book. The people and the stories are legendary in the Texas waterfowling community, and Rob Sawyer does an outstanding job bringing this history to life! Rob paints a picture of the evolution of waterfowling in the Lone Star State that allows the reader to envision themselves living in each era. As senior regional director for Ducks Unlimited in Southeast Texas, I live and breathe waterfowl, and I would recommend this book to everyone who steps outdoors.”
— Tim Soderquist, Southeast Texas Ducks Unlimited Senior-Regional Director

“. . . very enjoyable read . . . an excellent reference source for additional research . . . most comprehensive, geographically and biographically, that I am aware of . . . a real contribution to the field . . . landmark work.”
— Michael E. Berger, former director of the Wildlife Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Hardcover

“A Hundred Years of Texas Waterfowl Hunting” and “Texas Market Hunting: Stories of Waterfowl, Game Laws, and Outlaws” can be easily purchased here. Our books are signed by the author Rob K. Sawyer. You can expect your purchases to be shipped promptly without waiting on back orders. For immediate assistance call 832.618.1416 or 713.825.8389.

LIMITED SPECIAL OFFER: No shipping and handling.

To have your copy personalized by the author, please with your request after you place your order.

Price: $35


 How the Parks of Galveston County Got Their Names

How the Parks of Galveston County Got Their Names

by Tom Linton & Brigid

How the Parks of Galveston County Got Their Names is an interesting mix of local history and genealogy of Galveston County, Texas. Tom Linto is a popular Galveston Daily News contributing writer and teaches at Texas A&M, Galveston. Every local resident of Galveston County will find interesting facts about their surrounding community and tourists will discover new sites to tour that may have been overlooked.

Softcover $20
Hardcover $30
Call 713.825.8389 for availability


The Strange Saga of the SS Selma

The Strange Saga of the SS Selma

by A. Pat Daniels
The unique story of a WWI-era concrete oil tanker.

What is the SS Selma? It is a cement ship resting mostly submerged in Galveston Bay. What is this manuscript? This is a strange book. It has changed character many times since the author started writing it many years ago. Originally it was intended to be a straight history of the SS Selma and something about all concrete ships. Since that time as events unfolded, this book has become something entirely different, and the same author would hesitate to characterize it. Possibly it is called a book, but more likely it could be called a scrapbook of events that the writer does not want to forget or to be forgotten and lost to others.

Softcover.

Price: $18


Monroe City - The Town Oil Built

Monroe City - The Town Oil Built

by Wallisville Heritage Park Foundation

In late 1934, during the economic debacle known as the Great Depression, the Humble Oil & Refining Company decided to drill what would later be known as the A.D. Middleton No. 1 Well in Chambers County, Texas. The nation's oil industry watched closely. When the well finally came in on March 15, 1935, it ushered in an era of prosperity that continued for several decades and made Chambers County one of the wealthiest counties in the state. New businesses and new jobs sprang up. The Humble Camp, constructed immediately after the discovery of the field, became one of the crown jewels in the company's realm. The smaller Sun Oil Camp sprang up nearby. Chambers County in many respects became an oasis of relative prosperity during one of the darkest seasons of the American spirit. Those who lived in Monroe City then remember it well, but their stories have never been recorded until now. This is a vivid portrait of a bygone place, the men and the companies who made it all happen, and the families that made their home there.

Price: $30


Filibusters, Pirates & Privateers of the Early Texas Coast

Filibusters, Pirates & Privateers of the Early Texas Coast

by Jean L. Epperson
Jean Laffite The Charismatic Corsair of the Gulf

Early Texas history begins with a vast and interesting array of individuals. Among these, however, the pirates and privateers of the Texas Gulf Coast stand easily within the first ranks of such historical figures. They were full of vim and vigor, surrounded by the romance that has been forever attached to them. None of these were more intriguing or mystifying than Jean Laffite, his brother Pierre and their contemporaries.

Price: $20


JHK Ranch 1940-1963

JHK Ranch 1940-1963

by Jim Bob Jackson

While this book is about the JHK Ranch, it is also about a young man 's life during the 40s, 50s, and 60s.

A tall man standing 6' 6", Jim Bob is a fourth generation Chambers County resident and thus a native Texan. As a member of the Jackson clan of Chambers County, he is as unique as many of the family have proven to be. He is a geologist by education and an oil drilling syndicator by profession. Jim Bob is a published author and humorist with two books and one booklet to his credit. He is an accomplished artist with over 500 paintings and sketches on record, not to mention that he has produced many wonderful western style sculptures.

Price: $30


Lost Spanish Towns: Atascosito and Trinidad de Salcedo

Lost Spanish Towns: Atascosito and Trinidad de Salcedo

by Jean L. Epperson

Lost Spanish Towns: Atascosito and Trinidad de Salcedo provides a fresh look at an old subject while combining a general understanding of the area 's early history with details that were previously buried in the Spanish-Mexican archives. The information contained within is the prologue for the Anglo Colonization of the territory.

Each chapter contains new information on the history of two of the oldest settlements in Texas and an extraordinary cast of characters, their trials and tribulations. It is a compelling story that documents the importance of these towns and the true pioneers' contributions that have long been neglected, and in many cases, forgotten in the historical works of others.

Softcover.

Price: $15


Memories Are Made of This

Memories Are Made of This


Compilation

Memories are Made of This is a compilation of early pioneer and family recipes from Chambers County published in December 2007 in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Chambers County, Texas. 1858-2008.

Price: $20


They Pointed Them East First

They Pointed Them East First

by Jim Bob Jackson

Before the cattle drovers headed North... Jim Bob Jackson grew up to stories of drovers and ranch life along the cattle trails of southern Texas and Louisiana. He has taken a great interest in the near-forgotten movement of Texas cattle into New Orleans, with specific interest in the paths and people who undertook that journey. He presents a concise account of the East-bound cattle trade from the 1830s to the 1850s.

Price: $20


Elusive Dreams: Early Exploration and Colonization of the Upper Texas Coast

Elusive Dreams: Early Exploration and Colonization of the Upper Texas Coast

by James V. Woodrick

The history of the French and Spanish colonial experiences in Southeast Texas is a series of fascinating and complex tales. Although historians have been familiar with these historical chapters for many years, the story has not been widely available to laymen. Historians meanwhile have read the various descriptions contained within Spanish and French documents and wondered where these sites were in relation to modern places. Over and above all of these considerations, however, there is the story of Champ d 'Asile, an outpost established somewhere along the Lower Trinity River by Napoleonic exiles. Its precise location has never been verified and remains the subject of much speculation today in Liberty County.

Price: $20


Historical Vignettes of Galveston Bay

Historical Vignettes of Galveston Bay

by Jean L. Epperson

Galveston Bay and the bayous and rivers that feed it attracted ancient indigenous people to hunt and fish along the shores. The Spanish were the first to claim the area, but considered it without value and therefore never developed a settlement. The ease of water transportation brought a few French Louisiana traders to visit scattered Indian villas in the 1700s despite Spanish claims to the land. From 1816 to 1821, a number of international adventurers wanting to free Mexico from Spanish control camped at Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula while planning attacks. Finally in 1822, just after Mexican independence, the first Anglo American setters came by boat from Louisiana to become Mexican citizens. Fourteen years later the Anglo Texans created the Republic of Texas and many more immigrants poured into the area, a condition that continued through the annexation of Texas to the United States in 1846.

Few books document the presence of these interesting pioneers. The author has used archaeology and in-depth research to probe the lifestyles of people who learned to cope with, and appreciate, the large Bay and its tributaries. The narratives not only tell personal histories, but also detail early explorers and efforts to map the bay, the problems in navigating across the reefs and shallows, the effort to establish law and order, and the successes and failures of the nineteenth century residents.

Softcover.

Price: $20


Becoming: Creative Expression

Becoming: Creative Expression


by Kay Kemp

Becoming: Creative Expression is primarily an art book, although you will find my words and poetry peppered throughout. Like the artwork, these words gave themselves to me. The spiritual messages emanating from my work often offer healing and inspiration to me and to others. My duty is to share them in the hope that they touch your soul as they have been born from mine.

Price: $95


MARSHMAN! Wildlife Experiences of Manson L. Clark of Cove, Texas

MARSHMAN! Wildlife Experiences of Manson L. Clark of Cove, Texas

by Kendon L. Clark
Softcover

Historians throughout the ages have speculated - even dreamed - as to how the field of history would profit if every human being took the time and effort to record in writing the events of his or her life, regardless of how minor they might appear to the individual in the worldwide scheme of time. After all, history is nothing more than the collective record of mankind, his dreams, achievements and failures.

Manson Lee Clark of the rural Chambers County, Texas community of Cove compiled such a record, spanning more than sixty years of his outdoor experiences and observations with the wildlife of southeast Texas. In all truthfulness, it must be stated that Clark did not have the future work of historians in mind when he began keeping records so many years ago. He simply recorded facts, figures and dates for his memory to recall such matters. The result became the compilation of probably one of the most detailed accounts of outdoor life in southeast Texas during the better part of the twentieth century.

Softcover.

Private purchase. Not for sale.


MARSHMAN! Wildlife Experiences of Manson L. Clark of Cove, Texas

MARSHMAN! Wildlife Experiences of Manson L. Clark of Cove, Texas

by Kendon L. Clark
Hardcover

Historians throughout the ages have speculated - even dreamed - as to how the field of history would profit if every human being took the time and effort to record in writing the events of his or her life, regardless of how minor they might appear to the individual in the worldwide scheme of time. After all, history is nothing more than the collective record of mankind, his dreams, achievements and failures.

Manson Lee Clark of the rural Chambers County, Texas community of Cove compiled such a record, spanning more than sixty years of his outdoor experiences and observations with the wildlife of southeast Texas. In all truthfulness, it must be stated that Clark did not have the future work of historians in mind when he began keeping records so many years ago. He simply recorded facts, figures and dates for his memory to recall such matters. The result became the compilation of probably one of the most detailed accounts of outdoor life in southeast Texas during the better part of the twentieth century.

Hardcover.

Private purchase. Not for sale.


John Palmer: 7 Years

John Palmer: 7 Years

by John Palmer

The art of John Ross Palmer from 1999 to 2005.
Published in 2005.

Private purchase. Not for sale.


The Fundamentals of Steel Pipe

The Fundamentals of Steel Pipe


National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors

Technical land metallurgical data, drawings, illustrations, pictures, figures, tables, suggested procedures, and referenced specifications for educational purposes.
Published in 2008.

Private purchase. Not for sale.


Plant Guide

Plant Guide

Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens and The Mercer Society

Published in 2009.

Private purchase. Not for sale.


Christians Against Substance Abuse

Christians Against Substance Abuse

by Buck Griffith
NewLife Behavior Ministries

Published in 2011.

Private purchase. Not for sale.


2009-2010 Membership Directory

2009-2010 Membership Directory

National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors

Published in 2010.

Private purchase. Not for sale.


Leah Ann adopta un perico

Leah Ann adopta un perico

by Connie Reza and Illustrated by Mei Chang

Published in 2006.

Private purchase. Not for sale.