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Sunday, 31 August 2008 22:12

By Charles Colcord, privately published by C. C. Helmerich, 1970

Comments: This just might be the rarest OKC history book out there. One reference copy exists at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library (someday soon I plan to spend an afternoon reading it in the Oklahoma Room). Sure, I could buy a copy of it - if I had a few hundred dollars to spare on one of the four copies on sale online.

This rare autobiography, from what I've been told, includes some rather unsavory material as part of Colcord's retelling of his life as a Texas cattleman, trail driver, policeman, Oklahoma sheriff & marshal, & oilman. A modern rarity, published in a very limited edition and only given to libraries and friends of the Colcord family. Those who have read it say it's a great book that includes a lot of information about the likes of Ben Cravens, Bill Doolin and Billy the Kid.

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