Charlie Eckhardt, a newspaper columnist and owner of the Lone Star Barber Shop in Seguin, Texas, spins his tales as only Charlie can. This book covers such topics as the little-known first Texas revolution and the counterrevolution of 1838-1840; the Linville raid; the legend of the Yellow Rose of Texas; Jim Bowie's famous knife and Sam Colt's equally famous pistol; and many more. From the early days of Texas up to the saving of the oil industry, Charlie tells 'em like he heard 'em and assures that some of the stories are actually true.
Cold facts and impersonal statistics may be the bacon of Texas history, but the tall tales and interesting side stories are the sizzle. In this book, C.F. Charlie Eckhardt presents some of the Texas history sizzle that is often ignored when pure historians write about the Lone Star State. He adds to the flavor of Texas history with tales about such things as the first Texas revolution, the first English speaking person in Texas, and the little known counterrevolution of 1838-1840. Charlie examines the expulsion of the Cherokees from Texas and provides details of some of the more famous Indian fights. Charlie also shows his romantic side with the legend of the famous Yellow Rose of Texas.