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Download Stray Tales of the Big Bend Book by Elton Miles

Download Stray Tales of the Big Bend Book by Elton Miles

Stray Tales of the Big Bend

It is pleasant to stray in the Big Bend and Davis Mountains country of Far West Texas The vast spaces, rugged terrain, and sparse settlement invite straying and tale spinning In Stray Tales of the Big Bend master folklorist Elton Miles continues to intrigue and enchant with stories of the region and its culture Readers will find in this volume new tales of Terlingua De It is pleasant to stray in the Big Bend and Davis Mountains country of Far West Texas The vast spaces, rugged terrain, and sparse settlement invite straying and tale spinning In Stray Tales of the Big Bend master folklorist Elton Miles continues to intrigue and enchant with stories of the region and its culture Readers will find in this volume new tales of Terlingua Desert mystery bells, spirit guarded treasure, and the mock sacrificial San Vicente rain dance with its pre Christian vestiges Travelers will enjoy learning the lore of the rugged land they visit Historians will discover the most complete account of the Glenn Springs Boquillas raid of 1916, as well as stories of the spirit world inspired Old Orient railroad, which ran from Kansas through the Big Bend to the Gulf of Baja California Here too is a story, with new information, about the controversial Big Bend tablet, discovered at Hot Springs and said to prove that Europeans were present there about A.D 300 Miles recounts the recollections of cowboy preachers, camp meetings, and the reticent yet sometimes uninhibited religious attitudes of the cowboy, both open range and modern

Title : Stray Tales of the Big Bend
Author :  Elton Miles
Language : English
Isbn : 0890965420
Format : Paperback
Pages : 160 pages

Rating: 4.3

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