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Also,Big Bend - James Evans. Don't have this one yet, it's expensive, but I've looked through it more than once at the PJ bookstore.
Another terrific book is "Wings Over the Mexican Border" by Kenneth Ragsdale. It's the story of Elmo Johnson's ranch and the airfield on the River Road which he ran for the Army Air Corps during the 1920's - 1930's. We used some of the pictures in the book to locate the old runways at the site... found a lot of what looked like 30 cal. casings along the runways. Always wondered if the pilots practiced their gunnery along them.Have a hanky ready when you read in the last chapter about Mr. Johnson's last visit to the site with his daughter in the 1970's.Highly Recommended !
I have read close to 20 of these books. I don't think I have read one yet that I didn't like. The one exception is the "Tales of the Big Bend" series. Too much lore and legend and not enough history. I like the true history stuff.The Big Bend Pictures book is a good coffee table book. The pictures are great but a lot of them are not "Big Bend". My favorite "coffee table book" is Texas Mountains. It has photos and a little history of all of the mountains in West Texas.
My favorite "coffee table book" is Texas Mountains. It has photos and a little history of all of the mountains in West Texas.
Quote from: "randell" My favorite "coffee table book" is Texas Mountains. It has photos and a little history of all of the mountains in West Texas.Whenever someone tells me "there aren't any mountains in Texas"....that book comes in quite handy.
Jameson got it wrong; the ceremony did take place in the Oval Office around lunchtime on June 6.E
She talked about the border closing and the problems it has caused for U.S. security as the Mexican Mafia and the Middle Eastern terrorists have taken over the border towns. She told me Big Bend was a prime spot for terrorists to enter this country, since "they look just like the Mexicans." :shock: :shock: (She really said that.)
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