"Catch 'em Alive Jack"
The Life and Adventures of An American PioneerBook - 2006
Best known for catching wolves alive with his bare hands, John R. Abernathy (1876-1941) was born to Scottish ancestors in Texas. Raised in the burgeoning railroad town of Sweetwater, Abernathy considered himself a true son of the Wild West. In his amazing life he worked as a U.S. marshal, sheriff, Secret Service agent, and wildcat oil driller. But it was the accidental discovery of a bold means of catching wolves alive that made Abernathy famous and drew the attention of President Theodore Roosevelt. By forcing his hand deep enough into a wolf's mouth, he could stun the creature long enough to capture it, a service for which he was paid fifty dollars by eager ranchers. nbsp; This Bison Books edition brings Abernathy's vivid account of his life into print for the first time since its original publication in 1936.
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2006.
Branch Call Number: BIO ABERNATH J. Abernath 2006
Characteristics: xiv, 9-224 p. :,port. ;,21 cm.
Alternative Title: Catch them alive Jack