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The Resource El Llano Estacado : exploration and imagination on the High Plains of Texas and New Mexico, 1536-1860, John Miller Morris

El Llano Estacado : exploration and imagination on the High Plains of Texas and New Mexico, 1536-1860, John Miller Morris

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El Llano Estacado : exploration and imagination on the High Plains of Texas and New Mexico, 1536-1860
Title
El Llano Estacado
Title remainder
exploration and imagination on the High Plains of Texas and New Mexico, 1536-1860
Statement of responsibility
John Miller Morris
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Using historical writings of early explorers, the author captures the mystery and magic of the great Llano Estacado or "Staked Plains" that begin in West Texas and extend north and west. Particularly amusing is the effort of early railroad surveyors to find underground water at the edge of the Llano (aka the caprock) only to miss one of North America's largest aquifers (the Ogalla) by a matter of miles and in some cases yards
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F392.L62
LC item number
M67 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
El Llano Estacado : exploration and imagination on the High Plains of Texas and New Mexico, 1536-1860, John Miller Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-396) and index
Contents
Part One: Lo Llano: Coronado and the Llano road to Quivira, 1536-1542 -- The cow nation -- Lo Llano: the plain beyond Cíbola -- Lost and found: the scholar's quest -- The Llano road to Quivira -- In search of Cona -- Deep in the heart of Texas -- Hasta las aguas -- Castañeda's Genius loci -- Part Two: The Llano frontier: geography an geosophy of Spanish contact, 1542-1860 -- The plains of Saint Francis -- Land and logos -- Cibolero caravans of the Llano Estacado -- Trailblazers across Comanchería -- La Ceja y el Llano: the Hispano frontier -- Part Three: The illimitable prairie: Anglo-American imagineers and the romantic discovery of the Llano Estacado, 1803-1844 -- Terra incognita -- The stake prairie -- Le Grand's elevated prairies -- Gregg's table land -- The Grand Prairie -- Part Four: The great Zahara: national exploration and environmental discovery, 1845-1860 -- Prairie sublime -- Desert prairie -- Red River expedition -- Whipple's ocean prairie -- Want of water: A.B. Gray on the Staked Plain -- Pope's wells -- Language of the Llano: a conclusion on the journey of discovery
Control code
36051202
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 414 p.
Isbn
9780876111543
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96040185
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1998. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
El Llano Estacado : exploration and imagination on the High Plains of Texas and New Mexico, 1536-1860, John Miller Morris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-396) and index
Contents
Part One: Lo Llano: Coronado and the Llano road to Quivira, 1536-1542 -- The cow nation -- Lo Llano: the plain beyond Cíbola -- Lost and found: the scholar's quest -- The Llano road to Quivira -- In search of Cona -- Deep in the heart of Texas -- Hasta las aguas -- Castañeda's Genius loci -- Part Two: The Llano frontier: geography an geosophy of Spanish contact, 1542-1860 -- The plains of Saint Francis -- Land and logos -- Cibolero caravans of the Llano Estacado -- Trailblazers across Comanchería -- La Ceja y el Llano: the Hispano frontier -- Part Three: The illimitable prairie: Anglo-American imagineers and the romantic discovery of the Llano Estacado, 1803-1844 -- Terra incognita -- The stake prairie -- Le Grand's elevated prairies -- Gregg's table land -- The Grand Prairie -- Part Four: The great Zahara: national exploration and environmental discovery, 1845-1860 -- Prairie sublime -- Desert prairie -- Red River expedition -- Whipple's ocean prairie -- Want of water: A.B. Gray on the Staked Plain -- Pope's wells -- Language of the Llano: a conclusion on the journey of discovery
Control code
36051202
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 414 p.
Isbn
9780876111543
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96040185
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1998. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps

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