By Patrick Dearen
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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Crossing Rio Pecos (Chisholm Trail Series) by Patrick Dearen