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A HOMESTEADER'S STORY: BIG BEND BY J. O. LANGFORD

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Offline Wolfgang

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A HOMESTEADER'S STORY: BIG BEND BY J. O. LANGFORD
« on: January 22, 2011, 08:43:29 PM »
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I am new to the site.  I have been to Big Bend about five times in my life.  I live in the East and thoroughly enjoy the Big Bend area.  My most recent trip there was this past Christmas when I purchased and read J. O. Langford's wonderful book, A Homesteader's Story:  Big Bend.  The book is so very interesting especially after just visiting Hot Springs.  There is so much I would like to know about Mr. Langford and thought that one of the readers might be able to post some answers.  Here are a few questions for starters:

1.  When was Langford born?
2.  What was his first name?
3.  What was his life like in El Paso from 1913 until he left in 1927?
4.  When he returned to Hot Springs in 1927 did he drive a vehicle?
5.  What happened to Lovie, Leroy and Joe?  Did Lovie ever go back to Hot Springs to visit?
6.  Not a lot is mentioned of Bessie in the book.  What was she like?  She must have been a brave and wonderful woman.
7.  Where did J. O. and Bessie go when they sold their property at Hot Springs to the NPS?  Did they ever return?
8.  What did they do for the rest of their lives?

Langford must have been a very enterprising individual.  He seemed to succeed at many things.  A book on his life would be an interesting read if anyone had an interest in doing it.







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Re: A Homesteader's Story: Big Bend
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2011, 09:15:06 PM »
I am new to the site.  I have been to Big Bend about five times in my life.  I live in the East and thoroughly enjoy the Big Bend area.  My most recent trip there was this past Christmas when I purchased and read J. O. Langford's wonderful book, A Homesteader's Story:  Big Bend.  The book is so very interesting especially after just visiting Hot Springs.  There is so much I would like to know about Mr. Langord and thought txlawman might be able to post some answers.  Here are a few questions for starters:

1.  When was Langford born?
2.  What was his first name?
3.  What was his life like in El Paso from 1913 until he left in 1927?
4.  When he returned to Hot Springs in 1927 did he drive a vehicle?
5.  What happened to Lovie, Leroy and Joe?  Did Lovie ever go back to Hot Springs to visit?
6.  Not a lot is mentioned of Bessie in the book.  What was she like?  She must have been a brave and wonderful woman.
7.  Where did T. O. and Bessie go when they sold their property at Hot Springs to the NPS?  Did they ever return?
8.  What did they do for the rest of their live?

Langford must have been a very enterprising individual.  He seemed to succeed at many things.  A book on his life would be an interesting read if anyone had an interest in doing it.

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Re: A Homesteader's Story: Big Bend
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011, 01:22:41 AM »
I am new to the site.  I have been to Big Bend about five times in my life.  I live in the East and thoroughly enjoy the Big Bend area.  My most recent trip there was this past Christmas when I purchased and read J. O. Langford's wonderful book, A Homesteader's Story:  Big Bend.  The book is so very interesting especially after just visiting Hot Springs.  There is so much I would like to know about Mr. Langord and thought txlawman might be able to post some answers.  Here are a few questions for starters:

1.  When was Langford born?
2.  What was his first name?
3.  What was his life like in El Paso from 1913 until he left in 1927?
4.  When he returned to Hot Springs in 1927 did he drive a vehicle?
5.  What happened to Lovie, Leroy and Joe?  Did Lovie ever go back to Hot Springs to visit?
6.  Not a lot is mentioned of Bessie in the book.  What was she like?  She must have been a brave and wonderful woman.
7.  Where did T. O. and Bessie go when they sold their property at Hot Springs to the NPS?  Did they ever return?
8.  What did they do for the rest of their live?

Langford must have been a very enterprising individual.  He seemed to succeed at many things.  A book on his life would be an interesting read if anyone had an interest in doing it.








just got the book, haven't started yet, but looking forward to it! Great questions!

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Offline Wolfgang

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Re: A Homesteader's Story: Big Bend
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2011, 07:33:13 AM »
Thanks, Frau.  I think you will enjoy the book if you enjoy the Big Bend.  It helps, but is not essential, to have been to Hot Springs just to understand the layout -- store, motel, springs, cane grove, petroglyphs, etc.  I probably posted this reply in the wrong section but I'm new to this and couldn't figure out how to start a new thread.  I'll look into that and perhaps re-post in a more appropriate location.  Meanwhile, stay tuned.  Perhaps someone will see my post and answer the questions or some of them.

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Re: A Homesteader's Story: Big Bend
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2011, 08:57:54 AM »
Thanks, Frau.  I think you will enjoy the book if you enjoy the Big Bend.  It helps, but is not essential, to have been to Hot Springs just to understand the layout -- store, motel, springs, cane grove, petroglyphs, etc.  I probably posted this reply in the wrong section but I'm new to this and couldn't figure out how to start a new thread.  I'll look into that and perhaps re-post in a more appropriate location.  Meanwhile, stay tuned.  Perhaps someone will see my post and answer the questions or some of them.
I am pretty new too,  and still groping my way through this! Everybody is rather forgiving, right Amigos? Overall, everybody is driven by the love and amazement for BIBE and outdoors adventures in general! Finally started the book, i am very much enjoying it! Happy Trails! Hope, too, the questions get answered!

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Re: A Homesteader's Story: Big Bend
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2011, 09:15:24 AM »
I probably posted this reply in the wrong section but I'm new to this and couldn't figure out how to start a new thread.  I'll look into that and perhaps re-post in a more appropriate location.  Meanwhile, stay tuned.  Perhaps someone will see my post and answer the questions or some of them.

As badknees said this is an old thread and he has not checked in for awhile.

I would post it on the Big Bend Book Reviews board.  Just look at the top of the board and there is a new topic button.  I am sure you will get some replies there.
Moderator Note: too late, I've already split it off. :ranger:

Welcome to the board.
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Offline Wolfgang

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Re: A Homesteader's Story: Big Bend
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2011, 10:34:19 AM »
Thanks mule ears.  I posted my questions in Big Bend Book reviews.

 


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