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Four Leagues Of Pecos

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Author: G. Emlen Hall
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826307101
Size: 14.55 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 367
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Land grant disputes from the nineteenth century have divided and embittered some people for most of the twentieth century. In an attempt to bring final resolution to lingering controversies in New Mexico and throughout the West, in 2000 the U.S. Congress pledged to review disputed claims in the next few years. The Pecos Grant is illustrative of legal and administrative wrangling over land grants. To ensure that a U.S. Senate Committee understood the complexity of the Pecos Grant, New Mexico lawyer and historian Ralph Emerson Twitchell told them in 1923: "There are so many things in connection with this entire business that twenty King Solomons cannot unravel the knot." Yet in this book Hall does sort through the conflicting claims in the over one hundred years of Spanish, Mexican, and American legal maneuvers, legislative stalemates, and private sales involving this 18,000 acre square of land.

West Of The Pecos

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Author: Zane Grey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510703470
Size: 35.19 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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From one of the bestselling western novelists of all time, comes another classic story. Templeton Lambeth had so desperately wanted a son— an heir to ride by his side through the vast, wild ranges just west of the Pecos River. But to his disappointment, his wife bore a girl. His hopes crushed and in denial, he decides to raise his daughter as if she were a boy. In honor of Lambeth’s more successful brother, they named her: Terrill. Upon the arrival of the Civil War, Lambeth enlists in Lee’s army, leaving behind his wife and tomboy daughter, with hopes to reconcile living in the shadow of his brother. By the time the war ends, Lambeth returns a colonel and his wife has passed. Tired of his old life as a cotton planter, he packs up with his tomboy daughter, Rill, and heads for the alluring western frontier to start anew. After they arrive in the West, the Colonel is brutally murdered. Rill, disguised as a youth of eighteen who rode with the toughest, is left to fend for herself in the Wild West swarming with outlaws. Enter the one they called Pecos Smith—a rugged desperado with a mysterious past and one bad reputation. Though, he may not be what he seems. Filled with adventure, bandits, and the beautiful landscape of America in its formative years, West of the Pecos is a classic tale by one of the greatest novelists of the American west. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns—books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L’Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Pecos Bill

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Author: James Cloyd Bowman
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN: 0807563714
Size: 44.70 MB
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Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Bill was just four years old when he fell from the family wagon near the Pecos River on the western frontier. Accidentally left behind by his family, he was raised by coyotes, and he didn't realize he was human until he was an adult. When he did, Pecos Bill returned to civilization and used the superhuman powers he'd developed during his peculiar upbringing to become the best cowboy in the West.

Pecos Bill Invents The Ten Gallon Hat

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Author: Kevin Strauss
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781455615025
Size: 67.85 MB
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Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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A wacky spin on an Old West favorite. This tall tale about a famous American cowboy takes readers on a romp into the Wild West. When Pecos Bill cannot seem to find the best hat to fit his head, he searches for creative ways to keep his noggin covered. His often humorous ideas lead to the invention of the cowboy hat. A glossary includes cowboy terms.

Before Pecos

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Author: Linda S. Cordell
Publisher: Zuni A:Shiwi Pub
ISBN: 9780912535128
Size: 11.59 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 219
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Pecos Pueblo, a prehistoric site that is now a National Monument just a few miles from Santa Fe, New Mexico, has been a focus of archaeological interest throughout the twentieth century, in part because the Pecos area offers the possibility of a combined ethnographic, archaeological, and historical study. Rowe ruin, about a mile from Pecos Pueblo, was first excavated in 1917 by Carl Guthe but not studied systematically for some sixty years thereafter. The 1980s excavations reported in this book were undertaken by University of New Mexico archaeologists in an effort to learn the relationship between social complexity and environmental conditions. This report comprises a discussion of Rowe ruin including summaries of the environment both today and in prehistoric times, the history of research at the site, and a commentary on the process of site aggregation in the Pecos area in comparison with other localities in the northern Rio Grande valley. Also included are a transcription of the 1917 field notes of Carl Guthe, as well as technical reports on botanical, faunal, and ceramic remains and site surveys. Professional and amateur archaeologists with an interest in Puebloan societies will welcome the appearance of this long-awaited volume.

Crossing Rio Pecos

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Author: Patrick Dearen
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 0875655610
Size: 29.92 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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The Pecos River flows snake-like out of New Mexico and across West Texas before striking the Rio Grande. In frontier Texas, the Pecos was more moat than river—a deadly barrier of quicksand, treacherous currents, and impossibly steep banks. Only at its crossings, with legendary names such as Horsehead and Pontoon, could travelers hope to gain passage. Even if the river proved obliging, Indian raiders and outlaws often did not. Long after irrigation and dams rendered the river a polluted trickle, Patrick Dearen went seeking out the crossings and the stories behind them. In Crossing Rio Pecos—a follow-up to his Castle Gap and the Pecos Frontier—he draws upon years of research to relate the history and folklore of all the crossings—Horsehead, Pontoon, Pope’s, Emigrant, Salt, Spanish Dam, Adobe, “S,” and Lancaster. Meticulously documented, Crossing Rio Pecos emerges as the definitive study of these gateways which were so vital to the opening of the western frontier.

Within Our Gates

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Author: America Film Institute Staff
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520209640
Size: 14.93 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 1571
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"[These volumes] are endlessly absorbing as an excursion into cultural history and national memory."--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. "[These volumes] are endlessly absorbing as an excursion into cultural history and national memory."--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Pecos Crossing

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Author: Elmer Kelton
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781429962773
Size: 67.39 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Johnny Fristo and Speck Quitman, young, hard-working cowboys from Fort Concho, Texas, have worked six months--at $20 a month--on the Devil's River. Their boss, a hawk-faced cow trader named Larramore, reneges on the money he owes the boys and sneaks out of the cow camp and heads for San Angelo. Fristo is tall and thin, his mind a hundred miles away; Quitman is short, bandy-legged, and "bedazzled by the flash of cards and the slosh of whiskey." The two are as different as sun and moon but are inseparable—and now they have a mission: find Larramore and extract the money he owes them. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Four Churches Of Pecos

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Author: Alden C. Hayes
Size: 26.99 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Indians of North America
Languages : en
Pages : 77
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The ruins of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century mission churches at the abandoned pueblo of Pecos, in northern New Mexico, have attracted the attention of travelers and scholars for over a century. Surface remains indicated that there had been at least two churches at the pueblo, and evidence of a third church was discovered through archival research in 1956. Not until 1967 did archaeologists discover that there had been four churches at Pecos.--Cover

The Pecos Kid Book 4

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Author: Len Levinson
ISBN: 1937624951
Size: 20.19 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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He killed before he could shoot, kissed before he could love, won before he could lose. He was too green to live, too lucky to die. He was a natural, born to be a legend.Outlaw Hell.Everyone tells Duane Braddock to stay out of Escondido. But a month alone in the desert, even with his keen Apache-trained survival skills, is a month too long. He's just partial to trouble and when he's hired to bring order to the outlaw town, there's plenty for the taking.Before the day is out, four bullies are dead and the cold-blooded killer responsible is just warming up for his real target Braddock. Duane knows that the truth about his family and his past is at stake, sending him on a vengeance ride that will end in a hail of lightning quick lead.

Ma Am Jones Of The Pecos

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Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816504046
Size: 20.43 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 260
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"An unusual story of an American pioneer woman who used a needle, skillet, orgun, as needed, and who tended the dying during frontier wars or outbreaks ofequally deadly diseases."--"The Old Bookaroos."

Little Texas On The Pecos

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Author: Don Perry
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1483411400
Size: 46.47 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 122
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After being left behind there by his mother, ten-year-old Randy Davis now lives at the ranch where his dad, Jake, works as a ranch hand. Fitting in and winning the love of his father, a rough and stern man, is turning out to be a struggle. Ranch life is very different from his former life in Crane, Texas. Each day brings new challenges and trials. For example, Smitty, the alcoholic fence rider of the ranch, attacks Juanita, the ranch cook, but is caught by Randy, causing more strife at the ranch. Hank, the ranch foreman, finds a rescue horse and a puppy for Randy at the sale auction in San Angelo. Meanwhile, the capture of a wild rodeo bull while Hank and Marty are away at the auction tries Jake's skills and patience and almost takes his life as he struggles to bring him in. While Randy learns quickly what it means to be a cowboy, he and his dad discover a mutual respect and love for each other through the trials and hardships of ranch life.

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