5 edition of Portraits of the Pecos frontier found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-343) and index.
|Statement||Patrick Dearen ; foreword by Elmer Kelton.|
|LC Classifications||F392.P3 D436 1999|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xv, 358 p. :|
|Number of Pages||358|
|LC Control Number||99037212|
Judge Roy Bean ( - ), the "law west of the Pecos," held court inside his saloon in the desert of southwest Texas. Eccentric to the core, he is often portrayed in films, television, and novels as a so-called "hanging judge," but he only ever sentenced two men to death, one of whom escaped custody before he could be hanged. The segment "The Girvin Site Dinosaur Tracks," of Part 3 of the book "Portraits of the Pecos Frontier" is presented. It focuses on the fossilized dinosaur tracks discovered in the limestone of a creek bed southwest of Girvin in Pecos Countty, Texas.
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Patrick March Dearen (born May 1, ) is an author of 20 books of Western fiction and newest release, the novel, To Hell or the Pecos, is set along a desolate, mile section of the Butterfield Trail in the Pecos River country of West Texas. To Hell or the Pecos is the winner of the Elmer Kelton Book Award from the West Texas Historical Association. True tales and tall ones come alive in "Castle Gap and the Pecos Frontier". Patrick Dearen of San Angelo is the author of this definitive, thoroughly documented study of six West Texas folk stories. Included are the stories of: Castle Gap, a break in a mesa some 12 miles east of the Pecos River, used by Comanches on the warpath, emigrants seeking California gold and cattlemen driving.
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In frontier Texas, the Pecos was more moat than river—a deadly barrier of quicksand, treacherous currents, and impossibly steep banks. Only at its crossings, with legendary names such as Horsehead and Pontoon, could travelers hope to gain passage.
The Pecos River flows snake-like out of New Mexico and across West Texas before striking the Rio Grande. In frontier Texas, the Pecos was more moat than river, a deadly barrier of quicksand, treacherous currents, and impossibly steep banks.
Only at its crossings - with such legendary names as Horsehead and Pontoon - could travelers hope to gain passage. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.
Author of Halff of Texas, Portraits of the Pecos frontier, When cowboys die, To hell or the Pecos, When the sky rained dust, The illegal man, Starflight to Faroul, Perseverance.Patrick Dearen is the author of six books, including Castle Gap and the Pecos Frontier, Portraits of the Pecos Frontier, and When Cowboys Die, a novel.
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