An Original Texas Ranger Poem by Texas Ranger S. J. Adams
Poem copyright 1999 by Mr. Richard Hale and used with permission. Unauthorized Reproduction Prohibited. Once in a great while, new documents are discovered which allow us a glimpse into the personalities of past Texas Rangers. The following introduction and humorous poem were written by Private S. J. Adams, a Texas Ranger serving under Captain Leander H. McNelly from 1874 to 1877. Mr. Richard Hale of Kerrville, Texas, a grandson of Pvt. Adams, preserved this priceless piece of authentic Texas Ranger "cowboy poetry."It was forwarded to the Moody Texas Ranger Memorial Library by Sgt. Kyle Dean of Texas Rangers Co. "F" stationed in Kerrville, Texas.