MY RAMBLES – by Solomon Wright

I first read this book in the Buna Junior High School library, in Buna, Texas. My family had just moved to the piney woods from the Houston area, and I was eager to learn all I could about local history and lore. Solomon Wright grew up not far from where we lived (0n the end of several miles of bad dirt road) – in fact, the specific area where he was born was still known as “The Wright Settlement” when I lived there, and I went to school with several members of the Wright family that were undoubtedly descended from his brothers and sisters (his book does not mention having a wife and children of his own). Most of the early years of Wright’s life were near the Big Thicket area, and a small spot known as “Devil’s Pocket”. I hunted extensively here all through high school, but there were no more bears and mountain lions, and the coyotes had just begun moving in. We did have a lot of feral hogs, and this was before their populations had gotten out of hand, when they were still considered free roaming livestock. There are tales of the animals and trees native to this area, and how the people lived in those times – stories of hunts and outlaws. Amazon is not sure if this book will become available again in the future – it is not currently available from them – but if enough customers request it, perhaps it can be made available in a Kindle version? My copy is NOT for sale, but if you can find one, I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Texas history, especially on a local theme.

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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2 Responses to MY RAMBLES – by Solomon Wright

  1. Linda Kemp (Wright) says:

    Just read your post about Solomon Wright’s book, “My Rambles” as it is know in the family. I know 3 family members who own very old copies of the book, but they are fragile and I’m not sure they would allow a copy to be made. However, the original, or at least the closest to the original we know to be in existence, is in the Texas Archives from whom you can request a copy of the book, it is not mass marketed any longer. I hope this helps.

    Solomon was my great x3 grandfather or uncle, not sure which.

  2. MikeH says:

    Linda, Thanks for the comment. I had to go back in my archives to check the post for sure – to make sure I had not reviewed a Kindle copy or some other version currently available. Sad to see that was not the case, but maybe other readers can use the information you provided to get a copy of their own? Very interesting and informative book, especially so for those with a vested interest in that area of Texas and its history (like me!)

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