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Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

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#27: Texas Rangers Part Two

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The men who filled the ranks of the early Texas Rangers were of a unique breed, and many went on to serve the Republic and State of Texas in greater roles.

Before we begin… What’s your favorite Texas cop show that isn’t Walker: Texas Ranger?

John Barclay Armstrong (and his mustache)

John Barclay Armstrong and his Mustache

There is plenty of information on the history of the Texas Rangers, but one of the best is Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers by Robert M. Utley. For more on Rangers in the 20th century, check out his second volume: Lone Star Lawmen: The Second Century of the Texas Rangers.

In addition, we relied, as usual, on the Handbook of Texas, and combed the website for the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum.

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