A Guide to the Travis Fleming Jones Reminiscences, 1932
The son of Wiley Jones, Travis Fleming Jones (1850-1932) was raised near Waco, Texas. During the Civil War, Jones worked as a horse driver with his father and made cattle drives to Kansas. Following his work as telegraph operator and a city ticket agent for the Cotton Belt, he founded several cattle ranches in Texas as well as in New Mexico and Arizona. Jones moved to San Antonio in 1910, becoming involved in the Trail Drivers Association and the real estate business.
Hyman, Carolyn. "Jones, Travis Fleming."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed June 29, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fjo66.
A bound typescript composes the Travis Fleming Jones Reminiscences, 1932, chronicling Jones’ experiences as a cattle driver and a real estate agent. The reminiscences discuss his father Wiley Jones’ life, the cattle trade, and life on the frontier.
This collection is open for research use.
Travis Fleming Jones Reminiscences, 1932, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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