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In the shadow of the Chinatis : a history of Pinto Canyon in the Big Bend

Author: David W Keller
Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2019]
Series: Texas experience (Texas A & M University. Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W Keller
ISBN: 9781623497354 1623497353
OCLC Number: 1060180773
Description: xii, 352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The fault line --
The terrible mountains: the natural and the early history of Pinto Canyon --
Cañon del Pinto: the settling of Pinto Canyon --
Signal fires in the Chinatis: bandit raids and the Mexican Revolution --
El Camino Afuera: adjustments and departures --
Sangre del Cordero: drought, depression, and Texas Rangers --
Madre patria: Mexico, family, and ranching in the 1940s --
Tierra Seca: a parched land for lost dreams --
Tierra Perdida: a lost land --
No ranch for old men: changing times --
Only the land remains --
Notes.
Series Title: Texas experience (Texas A & M University. Press)
Responsibility: David W. Keller.

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