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The Wrangler Award of 1974 for best western book of nonfiction went to The Warren Wagontrain Raid, a book that was also one of three finalists for a Spur Award that year. Thus, six of Capps's books either won or were in the finals for this prestigious award. Further recognition by his peers in the state came from his election to the Texas Institute of Letters in 1967. In 1986, he was awarded Honorary Life Membership, the highest award given by the Western Literature Association, an organization of scholars from across the United States and some foreign countries who are dedicated to the interpretation of the literature of the American West.
Worth and other trade centers. Capps's father, also named Benjamin Franklin Capps, was born in a dugout in Archer County and worked as a cowboy in the area, breaking horses on the famous Waggoner Ranch near Vernon. As the frontier became more mechanized, the elder Capps also operated a filling station and worked in the oil fields, eventually becoming a driller. In 1917, Capps's father entered the army to fight in the World War. He came home, married, fathered three sons, and then died of a stomach ailment in 1926, at age forty.
One interesting area of his expanding awareness is Blankenship's education with females. When he and his friend Jake go on a spree in Dodge City, Jake offers Blankenship some homespun philosophy by pointing out that a man has to agree before he can be fleeced by the cheap whores and gamblers that prey on the cowboys there. Blankenship has trouble understanding Jake's advice at first but realizes that in order to be taken in by such activities, he has to agree to participate in them. He takes the information to heart and initially avoids being taken in by a barfly named Lillian.