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Castle Gap and the Pecos Frontier

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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 go ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by Texas Christian University Press (first published September 1988)
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Joonna Trapp
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
Interested in this area of Texas I looked forward to this book. It is a bit dry, however. It just doesn't go anywhere...what is the glue of the book? The last few chapters felt entirely at different places than the first two which i enjoyed.
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Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
A book filled with great area history. A must read for anyone living in the Trans-Pecos, SE NM region.
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The author of 22 books and winner of the Spur Award of Western Writers of America, Patrick Dearen was born in 1951 and grew up in the small West Texas town of Sterling City. He earned a bachelor of journalism from The University of Texas at Austin in 1974 and received nine national and state awards as a reporter for two West Texas daily newspapers.

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