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By Patrick Dearen

ISBN-10: 1556225288

ISBN-13: 9781556225284

BY THE WINNER OF THE 2015 SPUR AWARD
In the overdue Eighties, the Pecos River area of Texas and southern New Mexico was once referred to as "the cowboy's paradise." And the cowboys who labored in and round the river have been referred to as "the such a lot specialist cowboys within the world." A Cowboy of the Pecos vividly reveals tells the tale of the Pecos cowboy from the 1st Goodnight-Loving farm animals force to the Twenties. those meticulously researched and interesting tales provide a glimpse right into a forgotten and but mythologized period. comprises archival pictures.

Along a lot of its Texas stretch at the present time, the Pecos is just a polluted trickle, squeezing via a jungle of salt cedars that choke banks sloughed and overlooked. the fashionable motorist crossing it by means of bridge is prone to greet it with a yawn than with visceral emotion. yet have been he to learn the heritage buried deep in its banks, he could locate the sweat and blood of cowhands who knew this ghost because the such a lot bold and treacherous river within the West.

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32. H. C. , San Antonio Daily Express, 25 May 1877, Clayton Wheat Williams Collection, Haley Library, Midland. 33. The Standard (Clarksville), 20 July 1861, transcript, Haley Collection, Haley Library, Midland. 34. , reprint, 1952), 189190. Cicuye was near present Pecos, New Mexico. Page 12 35. Billy Rankin, taped interview with author, Rankin, 9 August 1989. 36. W. W. , The Indians of Texas (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1961; reprint 1969), 8688, 107109, 114, 156157, 161 (map), 233; Ernest Wallace and E.

S. Army shunned it, and would do so for another year before reoccupying Fort Stockton. As a cattle trail, the route came to be known to historians as the Goodnight or Goodnight-Loving, although it is Page 34 unlikely that drovers of the day knew it by that name or any other. Terms for landmarks along it, however, were recognizable far and wide. From Fort Belknap on the Brazos, the trail bore southwest, striking the abandoned military posts of Camp Cooper and Fort Phantom Hill, cutting through forested Buffalo Gap, and pressing on past empty Fort Chadbourne.

M. M. M. )--Biography. M. M. M. )--Biography. Page i A Cowboy of the Pecos Patrick Dearen Page ii Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Dearen, Patrick. A cowboy of the Pecos / Patrick Dearen.  cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.  Title. 4'9'0088636dc20 96-42236 CIP Copyright © 1997, Patrick Dearen All Rights Reserved Republic of Texas Press is an imprint of Wordware Publishing, Inc. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means without permission in writing from Wordware Publishing, Inc.

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