Sims, Judge Orland L. Sims
Title Cowpokes, Nesters, & So on
Book Condition As New
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition 1st Edition.
Publisher Austin, Texas, U.S.A. The Encino Press 1970
Seller ID 700660
Austin, Texas, U.S.A.: The Encino Press, 1970 Austin, Texas, U.S.A.: The Encino Press, 1970 297 pp with B&W illuswtrations in text. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Judge Sims' signature is on the first free page. Quarter-bound cream cloth boards with gold-stamped author's signature are immaculate. Illustrated card case has a small chip missing along bottom. Judge Orland S. Sims (1881-1973) was was reared at Paint Rock and San Angelo, and graduated from the University of Texas in 1905 with a degree in civil engineering. He returned as a farmer and rancher to Concho County, where he later served as county commissioner, county judge (192735), and member of the Thirty-seventh Texas Legislature (1921). As county commissioner, Sims pioneered the use of tractors and heavy road-building equipment; he also helped form the Texas Good Roads Association. While he was a state representative, he helped draft the bill establishing the State Highway Department (now the Texas Department of Transportation). A long time student of area history and of archaeology, Judge Sims published two books in recent years, "Gun Toters I have Known" recounted exploits of some of the early-day outlaws and peace officers of the area and "Cowpoke, Nesters & So Forth" recounts his observations of the changing situation from the time his parents moved to Paint Rock. By Author on FFP. 1st Edition. Hardcover Cased. As New/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.. Hardcover. As New/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition.