Vinegarroon- The Saga of Judge Roy Bean “Law West of the Pecos” is a very interesting book. This recounts many events in the life of Roy Bean that led to his becoming a Folk Hero and Legend of the early west. First Printing in 1936 by Southern Publishers Kingsport Tenn. A saloonkeeper and adventurer, Bean’s claim to fame rested on the often humorous and sometimes-bizarre rulings he meted out as a justice of the peace in western Texas during the late 19th century. By then, Bean was in his 50s and had already lived a life full of rough adventures. In 1882, he moved to southwest Texas, where he built his famous saloon, the Jersey Lilly, and founded the hamlet of Langtry. Saloon and town alike were named for the famous English actress, Lillie Langtry. Bean had never met Langtry, but he had developed an abiding affection for the beautiful actress after seeing a drawing of her in an illustrated magazine. This is a very entertaining book and an easy read. Book is in Very Good to Excellent condition.
Vintage Book Titled "Vinegarroon- The Saga of Judge Roy Bean" by Ruel McDaniel 1936