More Facts About 80 John Wallace

  • He is a featured Black cowboy and rancher in numerous Texas and National western and cowboy history books and publications, K-12 school books, periodicals, journals and university dissertations
  • His daughter, Hettye Wallace Branch, who received her Masters of Education from the University of Colorado in the 1920’s, told 80 John’s life story in her book, “The Story of 80 John”, Greenwich Books, NY, 1960
  • Nearby Colorado City, TX, whose segregated black high school was built by him, and decades later his grandson, T.P. Fowler, became school principal. The school still stands with the now-integrated campus repurposed by the city as the “Wallace Accelerated High School”
  • Laura Wallace has a full chapter about her life as a pioneer woman and rancher in “Grit, Not Glamour”, by Cheryl Mullenbach (TwoDot Books, 2023)