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New 2nd Edition Book Release! Texas Tales & Tall Ships Vol 1 & Vol 2

We are proud to announce that our 2nd edition of TEXAS TALES and TALL SHIPS Vol 1 & Vol 2 with our new publisher, Dorrance Publ., is available at Amazon!

Texas Tales and Tall Ships
Texas History from 1528-1945 the End of WW 2
By: Malcom Lee Johnson

Texas Tales & Tall Ships is a well-documented book on the history of the region of the United States now known as Texas, covering the time period from 1528 when Cabeza de Vaca arrived, to the end of World War II in 1945.

This well-referenced and educational look into the past is an important work for understanding the history of Texas and how it has evolved into the Lone Star State.

Texas Tales & Tall Ships Vol #1

Amazon: Hardcover
483 pages
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Texas Tales & Tall Ships Vol #2

Republic of Texas Navy and other Ships

Amazon: Hardcover
390 pages
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About Malcom Lee Johnson

Malcom Lee Johnson was born in Midland, Texas in 1940. He grew up in Corpus Christi and attended Corpus Christi College Academy and Del Mar College. In 1960 he joined the Confederate High Command (Civil War Centennial). In 1961 he was employed by Humble Oil Co., and later by Tenneco Oil Co., making lease maps, sub-surface maps, cross-sections, and isopach maps. Also in 1961 he joined the Texas Archeological Society for the next twenty-five years. Malcom served in the US Army, mechanized infantry (1963-1965). In 1969 he helped found, and served as the First President of the Coastal Bend Archeological Society at Corpus Christi. In 1970 he moved to Fredericksburg, Texas, where he joined the Gillespie County Historical Society and served as President, and also joined the Fredericksburg Rockhounds, serving several stints as President. In 1970 he became a Charter Member of the South Texas Archeological Association, and served as Vice President and President. In 1978 he joined the Sons of Confederate Veterans. By 1985 he had become a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas. Additionally, he became a member of the Sons of the American Revolution in 1988. In 1995, Texas Governor George W. Bush presented Malcom with a certificate naming him as an Admiral of the Texas Navy. Then he became a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, “Colonel-Black Powder Brigade” in 2000. In 2021 he is presently a Life Member and Admiral in the Texas Navy Association.

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Exclusive 1835 Republic of Texas Marine Corps Buttons


A wide forked tail banner begins on the right hand side of the button, then, near the bottom of the button, large letters are stamped in the banner T.M.C., which stands for TEXAS MARINE CORPS.

As the banner progresses to the left side, it slowly turns into the sleeve of a military coat, with two tiny cuff buttons shown, then, at the cuff, a hand emerges which is holding a curved MARINE saber, a the curved saber progresses around the top of the button.  At the top center is a small inverted five pointed star, below that is an upright fouled anchor in the upright position, in the center, all with a lined background.

Similar in size to the TX NAVY BUTTONS, produced by Waterbury Button Co., stamped from brass then layered with 24k gold gilt, they are back stamped with the Waterbury logo, available with both coat and cuff/vest sizes.

These Marines buttons are the same size as the TX NAVY BUTTONS

Coat … $2.95 ea
Cuff/Vest … $2.50 ea

+ Ship & tax

These are only available here at Texian Traden Post!

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We’ve MOVED – New address!

Please ship all orders to:

Texian Trade’n Post
c/o Malcom L Johnson
1602 Susan Dr
Kerrville TX 78028


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1st Edition Texas Tales & Tall Ships, Republic of Texas History – sold out

“Texas Tales and Tall Ships”, Vol 1 & Vol 2.
by Malcom Lee Johnson

UPDATE – This 1st Edition (brown cover) is NO LONGER IN PRINT

TX Tales Tall Ships

Malcom Lee Johnson has spent nearly a lifetime exploring, researching, and studying history.  He has spent countless hours of digging through old Texas artifacts, museums/libraries, letters, photos, discussions with ol’ timers, and more … Vol 1 & Vol 2 are packed full of Texas history, including Republic of Texas battles!

Many of the Texas facts inside this book may surprise you!

Tate Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-63185-348-7
first printing
soft cover
456 pages

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