The Texas Rangers (Images of America)
The Texas Rangers. The words evoke exciting images of daring,courage, high adventure. The Rangers began as a handful of menprotecting their homes from savage raiding parties; now in theirthird century of existence, they are a highly sophisticatedcrime-fighting organization. Yet at times even today the TexasRanger mounts his horse to track fugitives through dense chaparral,depending on his wits more than technology.The iconic image of the Texas Ranger is of a man who is tall,unflinching, and dedicated to doing a difficult job no matter whatthe odds. The Rangers of the 21st century are different sizes,colors, and genders, but remain as vital and real today as whenthey were created in the horseback days of 1823, when what is todayTexas was part of Mexico, a wild and untamed land.