Betty Newman Wauer, a seventh-generation Texan, wrote Sally Scull and Texas. Betty was a member of both “The Descendants of Austin’s Old 300” and “Daughters of the Republic of Texas.” She was extremely proud of her ancestors, especially her great great aunt Sally (Rabb) Scull and all the Texas Rabbs. She wrote a family newsletter called The Texas Rabbs for eight years with an average of seventy-five subscribers per year.
Sally Scull and Texas tells the story of Sally Scull, a strong, spirited, and bright pioneer during the nineteenth century. She undergoes many trials and tribulations that parallel key events in Texas history, such as the Battle at the Alamo, the Mexican-American War, and the Civil War. While she’s a legendary sharpshooter and extremely skilled with a whip, she finds that love, family, and children are so often the most challenging aspects of her life. Her perseverance and determination are certain to inspire and educate readers.
Betty Newman Wauer passed away in April 2013. Her husband published her book posthumously in 2016.
The Bryan+College Station Public Library System currently carries her book.
Sally Scull and Texas. (2016). Dorrance Publishing Co., ISBN 978-1-4809-2555-7. eBook available.
Book represented by 2 daughters-in-law at Meet the Author Day, Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 AM to 12 PM
at Mounce Library, 201 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803