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By Patrick Dearen

BY THE WINNER OF THE 2015 SPUR AWARD
The Pecos River flows snake-like out of latest Mexico and throughout West Texas ahead of outstanding the Rio Grande. In frontier Texas, the Pecos was once extra moat than river--a lethal barrier of quicksand, treacherous currents, and impossibly steep banks. purely at its crossings, with mythical names equivalent to Horsehead and Pontoon, might tourists desire to achieve passage. no matter if the river proved obliging, Indian raiders and outlaws usually did not.

Long after irrigation and dams rendered the river a polluted trickle, Patrick Dearen went looking for the crossings and the tales at the back of them. In Crossing Rio Pecos--a follow-up to his Castle hole and the Pecos Frontier--he attracts upon years of study to narrate the background and folklore of the entire crossings--Horsehead, Pontoon, Pope's, Emigrant, Salt, Spanish Dam, Adobe, "S," and Lancaster. Meticulously documented, Crossing Rio Pecos emerges because the definitive examine of those gateways which have been so very important to the outlet of the western frontier.

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By Patrick Dearen

BY THE WINNER OF THE 2015 SPUR AWARD
The Pecos River flows snake-like out of latest Mexico and throughout West Texas ahead of outstanding the Rio Grande. In frontier Texas, the Pecos was once extra moat than river--a lethal barrier of quicksand, treacherous currents, and impossibly steep banks. purely at its crossings, with mythical names equivalent to Horsehead and Pontoon, might tourists desire to achieve passage. no matter if the river proved obliging, Indian raiders and outlaws usually did not.

Long after irrigation and dams rendered the river a polluted trickle, Patrick Dearen went looking for the crossings and the tales at the back of them. In Crossing Rio Pecos--a follow-up to his Castle hole and the Pecos Frontier--he attracts upon years of study to narrate the background and folklore of the entire crossings--Horsehead, Pontoon, Pope's, Emigrant, Salt, Spanish Dam, Adobe, "S," and Lancaster. Meticulously documented, Crossing Rio Pecos emerges because the definitive examine of those gateways which have been so very important to the outlet of the western frontier.

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