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Shod With Iron

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Offline Terlingua50337

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Shod With Iron
« on: August 23, 2011, 07:16:13 PM »
AdminNote: this topic was split off from http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/big-bend-book-reviews/death-in-big-bend-by-laurence-parent/

Thought y'all might find this interesting. The attached are from the book:

"Shod With Iron: Life on the Mexican Border with the United States Border Patrol: C.M. 'Buck' Newsome"

Its a great little read and it can be found on Amazon. I got my copy at Half Price.
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Re: Shod With Iron
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 07:25:45 PM »
Interesting read -- thanks for posting.
John & Tess

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Re: Shod With Iron
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 11:47:03 AM »
What were you doing in the backseat of Terlingua's truck QS???  Sounds like a carjacking to me!

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Re: Shod With Iron
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2011, 10:12:54 PM »
After reading Death in Big Bend, this one sounds good.  :7505:

My copy has already shipped from Amazon...  :icon_biggrin:

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Re: Shod With Iron
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2011, 03:42:18 PM »
An enjoyable book. Terlingua's citation above is really the only SAR story described in the book. Lots of alien apprehensions. Overall, this man's account is an eye-opener to life along the border and in the Big Bend area 50 years ago. Even in the 50's there were still wax camps, mercury mines, and operating stores and ranches.

One favorite area of the author in BBNP was the McKinney Mountains and specifically McKinney Springs. He said it was about the only reliable water along the Smuggler's Road (I assume he meant the Old Ore Road) from Boquillas northward for about 60 miles. From a topo map, I have found an area called McKinney Hills with two places marked as McKinney Springs. One has ruins nearby.
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Re: Shod With Iron
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013, 07:56:29 PM »
Just read this.

Warning: if you are a woman, gay, or a "hippie" (I somewhat qualify for the latter category), be prepared for some egregiously non-PC insults. Especially women, and most especially on pg. 174.  :pissed:

In addition, flatulence (or some variant) is mentioned seemingly every other page.  :icon_eek:  :icon_rolleyes:

Having said that, it's a quick & interesting read. Only about 1/4 of the book pertains to the Bend, but there's some interesting info here.
John & Tess

"...and I'll face each day with a smile, for the time that I've been given's such a little while..." - Arthur Lee

 


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