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The Resource Big Bend country : land of the unexpected, Kenneth B. Ragsdale

Big Bend country : land of the unexpected, Kenneth B. Ragsdale

Label
Big Bend country : land of the unexpected
Title
Big Bend country
Title remainder
land of the unexpected
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth B. Ragsdale
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Having first visited the Big Bend in 1928, Kenneth B. Ragsdale has been digging around in and writing about the region for decades. In Big Bend Country: Land of the Unexpected, he takes a nostalgic retrospective journey through the times and places of this increasingly popular corner of West Texas to say goodbye to those who made the history, created the myths, and lived the legends.?Building his stories around themes of compassion, conflict, and compromise, he profiles both famous and relatively unknown figures. He tells stories of curanderas (healers), charity workers, a woman who practiced medicine without a license, and another who started a private lending library in her store to encourage rural, poor children to read. In contrast to these stories, he chronicles blood feuds, shootouts, and the violence bred in wild, relatively lawless spaces.?Ragsdale?s stories cover a half-century, roughtly 1900 to 1955, from wagon trains to the filming of an epic movie, a time in which the face of the Big Bend changed: the quicksilver mines closed, a national park was established, isolation and cattle gave way to vacation ranchettes and tourists. ?Big Bend Country is a well-done and useful work and should be welcomed by all lovers of that wonderful country.? ?Dallas Morning News ?If you?ve never been to Big Bend, Ken Ragsdale?s new book will make you want to go there.??Austin American-Statesman
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/932
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F392.B54
LC item number
R28 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University
Series volume
no. 74
Label
Big Bend country : land of the unexpected, Kenneth B. Ragsdale
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
37966475
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 281 p.
Isbn
9780890968116
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97049196
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1998. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Big Bend country : land of the unexpected, Kenneth B. Ragsdale
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
37966475
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 281 p.
Isbn
9780890968116
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97049196
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1998. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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