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Shanghai Pierce

Chris Emmett

Shanghai Pierce

A Fair Likeness

by Chris Emmett

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Published by Univ of Oklahoma Pr .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Fiction,
  • Kerguelen, Rissa (Fictitious c,
  • Kerguelen, Rissa (Fictitious character)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11287010M
    ISBN 100806111518
    ISBN 109780806111513
    OCLC/WorldCa7828013

    A non-refundable booking deposit of 50% is requested upon making reservations. Pierce Ranch House Built in in grand style, the Ranch House Headquarters serves as a stunning example of late 19th Century Gulf Coast Victorian architecture. It was to be the . The New York, Texas and Mexican Railway built a ninety-one-mile rail line between Richmond and Victoria, across the upper section of Abel Head (Shanghai) Pierce 's vast holdings. Pierce gave permission to build across his land if he could choose the sites of several stations on his land for loading and unloading cattle.


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Shanghai Pierce by Chris Emmett Download PDF EPUB FB2

I am Shanghai Pierce, Webster in Cattle, by God, Sir. And, in truth, he was. Part rascal, part gentleman, part poseur, part just himselfof all the colorful Texas figures following the Civil War none was as loud, garish, and funny as Shanghai Pierce, who left Rhode Island penniless and became one of the Big Pasture Men of southern Texas.4/5.

In re-creating the life of Abel Head (“Shanghai”) Pierce, Chris Emmett unfolds the entire dramatic spectacle of the time and Shanghai Pierce book in which Pierce lived.

An arresting figure, Pierce was a symbol of his era. His statue, which he himself erected in Hawley, Texas, is still a perfect memorial to, and a reminder of, westward-moving America.5/5(2). Abel Head Pierce, known as Shanghai Pierce (J – Decem ) was a Texas rancher.

He was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island and was a direct descendant of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, with nine generations in between. He was related to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, U.S.

President Franklin Pierce, and Thomas Wentworth Pierce, builder of the Southern Pacific Railroad in. Shanghai Pierce was a man who pulled up his roots and fled to the West, where he found there was ample room and opportunity.

First published inShanghai Pierce: A Fair Likeness won the Summerfield G. Roberts award of the Texas Institute of Letters for the best book Cited by: 3. -I am Shanghai Pierce, Shanghai Pierce book in Cattle, by God, Sir.- And, in truth, he was. Part rascal, part gentleman, part poseur, part just himself--of all the colorful Texas figures following the Civil War none was as loud, garish, and funny as Shanghai Pierce, who left Rhode Island penniless and became one of the Big Pasture Men of southern Texas.

At six foot, four, Shanghai Pierce was big, rich, and. Get this from a library. Shanghai Pierce: a fair likeness. [Chris Emmett; Nicholas Eggenhofer] -- The story of Abel Head (Shanghai) Pierce who left Rhode Island penniless and became one of the Big Pasture Men of southern Texas.

His name of Shanghai had nothing to do with China. Given by childhood friends - it was promoted in Texas by Pierce himself. It was said his height and too-short trousers made him resemble a Shanghai Rooster. Shanghai roosters were noted for being long-legged and scrawny. Shanghai Pierce by Chris Emmett,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(5).

Related book: Blackburn, Book of Texas Bays. Texas A&M University Press: College Station, Texas, [Includes material on Clive Runnels, Abel Head Shanghai Pierce, and the Pierce ranch lands, as well as information on the existence of Pierce land holdings, descendents, and.

PIERCE, ABEL HEAD [SHANGHAI] (–). Abel Head (Shanghai) Pierce, cattle raiser, the son of Jonathan and Hanna (Head) Pierce, was born on Jat Little Compton, Rhode Island.

He had a few winters' schooling in a one-room school at Little Compton before or when he was sent to St. Petersburg, Virginia, to serve a quasi. Create an account or log into Facebook. Connect with friends, family and other people you know. Share photos and videos, send messages and get updates.

Shanghai Pierce was a man who pulled Shanghai Pierce book his roots and fled to the West, where he found there was ample room and opportunity. First published inShanghai Pierce: A Fair Likeness won the Summerfield G. Roberts award of the Texas Institute of Letters for the best book Brand: Borodino Books.

Shanghai Pierce: a fair likeness. [Chris Emmett] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Chris Emmett. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Pierce Abel Head (Shanghai).

Abel Head Pierce (better known as Shanghai), the son of Jonathan and Hanna (Head) Pierce, was born on Jat Little Compton, Rhode Island.

He had a few winters' schooling in a one-room school at Little Compton before or 1when he was sent to St. Petersburg, Virginia, to serve a quasi.

Fanny and Shanghai Pierce had two children - a daughter, Mary Francis, and a son who died at 4 months. Fanny died shortly afterward, and Shanghai sold out in and moved to Kansas : Joe Holley. You can read about Shanghai Pierce in Howard R Lamar’s biography of Charlie Siringo (Siringo worked for the Pierces for a time) Charlie Siringo’s West, An Interpretative Biography, University of New Mexico Press, Mari Sandoz, in her book The Cattlemen, talks surprisingly little about Pierce but is quite colorful when she does so Author: Jeff Arnold's West.

The family tree for Shanghai Pierce is still in the early stages of research. The family tree listed here should not be considered exhaustive or authoritative.

Oftentimes the family trees listed as still in progress have derived from research into famous people who have a kinship to this person. Research devoted solely to this person has either. In his book, Potts is identified as Samuel Botts. Botts was confronting a drunken Shanghai Pierce who had a Colt Peacemaker on his hip and tied to his leg ready for a gunfight.

Pierce was supposedly in violation of the no-firearms law, and causing a disturbance right there in the middle of Main Street.

Always a fast learner, Pierce picked up on the town-naming trend and modestly named the three stations planned for his property to be Pierce, Shanghai, and Borden (after his nephew).

Only after wrangling with the railroad for two years did Pierce get the railroad to live up to 1/3 of their bargain of building depots.

Shanghai Sequoyah Pierce was born and raised on a Texas ranch. He grew to excel in baseball, basketball and football; he also grew to 6'9" in height. The boy was named for his ancestors, Abel "Shanghai" Pierce, a famous Texas rancher, and Sequoyah, the.

InShanghai Pierce was unmasked during a bout with Johnny B. Badd and from that day forward appeared unmasked. Sometime after the summer ofTex and Shanghai left WCW; Shanghai was signed by the WWF while Tex worked a stint in the independent circuit that included a return to his old stomping grounds of the USWA.

The GodwinnsMembers: Henry O. Godwinn / Shanghai Pierce, Phineas. Abel Head (Shanghai) Pierce (), was a prominent stockman and rancher ultimately responsible for introducing Brahman cattle into Texas because he believed them immune to ticks. He was originally from Rhode Island and at one point was worth over one million dollars, a remarkable sum for the time in Texas.

Shanghai Pierce was all color, part rascal, part gentleman, part poseur, with a flamboyant and engaging personality. Published by the University of Oklahoma Press in and illustrated by Nick Eggenhofer. The dust jacket is very worn and the back flap has torn away and is inside the book.

Shanghai Pierce by Chris Emmett,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. TALES OF OLD SHANGHAI BY GRAHAM EARNSHAW. This book takes you into the period, mainly in ss, when Shanghai was described as "the Paris of the East and the New York of the West" - a rich and cosmopolitan mixture of East and West illustrated through photographs, newspaper clippings, cartoons, stamps and other collectibles.

source: SHANGHAI PIERCE: A FAIR LIKENESS,University of Oklahoma Press(from memory) there is also an entry on the texas state history book 26 volumes PIERCE, ABEL HEAD [SHANGHAI] PIERCE, ABEL HEAD [SHANGHAI] (–). Abel Head (Shanghai) Pierce, cattle raiser, the son of Jonathan and Hanna (Head) Pierce, was born on J Though these cattle only lived in India, and were sacred to the Hindu religion, he was determined to bring them to his ranch.

Pierce died on Decem, before the realization of this dream. However, in Abel Pierce Borden, nephew of Shanghai and executor 5/5(16). Shanghai Pierce: a fair likeness; by Emmett, Chris, Publication date Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow.

Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. American Libraries. Uploaded by [email protected] on Octo SIMILAR ITEMS (based on Pages: Chris Emmett in his delightful book, Shanghai Pierce: A Fair Likeness, says at the end of the year when time came for payment, Grimes “cut four old cows and three scrawny calves from the run of range cattle” As winter set it, the cows died, leaving Pierce with only the calves to show for a year of work.

Buy a cheap copy of A Texas Cowboy: or, Fifteen Years on the book by Charles A. Siringo. After a nomadic childhood, Charles Siringo signed on as a teenage cowboy for the noted Texas cattle king, Shanghai Pierce, and began a life that embraced all the Free shipping over $/5(5).

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for True West Magazine AprilWhite-Eye, Shanghai Pierce, Muddy Mo, Bull Hill at the best online prices at Seller Rating: % positive. One hero was Albert Martin of Providence, who performed brave deeds at the Alamo in The other was Little Compton’s Abel H.

Pierce, better known as Shanghai Pierce, who became one of the legendary cattle barons of Texas in the late nineteenth century. Albert Martin of the Alamo, by Brian Wallin. Essay on idols and idolatry in China written by William Gano Pierce after his return to Providence on July 5,(1 piece) Folder 4.

Financial and Legal Materials. Includes receipts, William Gano Pierce’s Visa and Passport, a Will and Testament, and a Chinese account book sheet, among others. Account ledger can be found in Box 1/ In recreating the life of Abel Head (“Shanghai”) Pierce, Chris Emmett unfolds the entire dramatic spectacle of the time and place in which Pierce lived.

An arresting figure, Pierce was a symbol of his era. His statue, which he himself erected in Hawley, Texas, is still a perfect memorial to, and a reminder of, westward-moving America.

Shanghai Pierce: a fair likeness / With drawings by Nick Eggenhofer University of Oklahoma Press Norman Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for. Sources for Francis Marbury. 1 New England Historical and Genealogical Register, (New England Historic and Genealogical Society), OctoberVol.

20, Pages ; 2 Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New EnglandVol. III, G-H, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society (), ; 3 Pope, Charles Henry, ed., Paine Ancestry: The Family of.

Step into the past at the Pierce Ranch House, where discerning clients can experience the legacy of a Texas gulf coast cattleman’s estate. Located just one hour southwest of Houston, on the Pierce Ranch, this residence originated as the headquarters of Abel Head “Shanghai” Pierce, who lived in the house between and /5(16).

Lamar: Shanghai was the most prominent and successful early cattle rancher in south Texas. He was a fearless, determined man who spoke his mind. He was a fearless, determined man who spoke his mind. Pierce had a talent for spotting able men to work for him, and early on he identified Siringo as a bright, vigorous cowboy who, although only a.

Shanghai Pierce is a 6yo b unknown from South Africa trained by D Gray St John, who is based is sired by the stallion Sarge out of the dam Congratulady. Books set in Shanghai: [Crazy Rich Asians, Shanghai Girls, China Rich Girlfriend, The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer, The Bo.

Shanghai Pierce Rd is a house in Austin, TX This 1, square foot house sits on a 9, square foot lot and features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This house has been listed on Redfin since Octo and is currently priced at $,Shanghai Sequoyah Pierce: This is the story of a young man named Shanghai Sequoyah Pierce, who was born and raised in Texas.

He was named for several famous ancestors. Shanghai excelled in sports; he also grew to 6'9" in height. Before attending medical school with his childhood sweetheart he joined the Marine Corps and fought in Korea.

Image and card foxed, 2 small chips to top blank corners of card, otherwise good to very good condition. Handbook of Texas Online: Abel Head (Shanghai) Pierce: Abel Head (Shanghai) Pierce (), cattle raiser, the son of Jonathan and Hanna (Head) Pierce, was born on Jat Little Compton, Rhode Island.