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Must-read list for Texas/outdoors/the West?

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Re: Must-read list for Texas/outdoors/the West?
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2014, 03:38:49 AM »
Three Roads to Chihuahua was mentioned. The authors were Roy L. Swift and Leavitt Corning, Jr.


Early Texas Pioneer; Early Staging and Overland Freighting Days on the Frontiers of Texas and Mexico by August Santleben and Isaac D. Affleck is pretty good

Ditto on both these books. Very informative works. Note that Swift quotes Santleben a lot, since his book is the authority on the subject in that one time segment and is quoted by other Texana authors, such as Elton Miles, who comes to mind. Swift speculates that Affleck did all the heavy lifting in writing from Santleben's memories. Just recently drove through Deadman's Pass near the Devil's River and the historic marker quoted Santleben's book.  :icon_lol:
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Re: Must-read list for Texas/outdoors/the West?
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2014, 07:34:28 AM »

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Re: Must-read list for Texas/outdoors/the West?
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2014, 09:37:25 PM »
I shall second (third?) the motion for Beneath the Window. I place it at the top of the list of Big Bend books.  Adding to the list, although not specific to the big bend, I can recommend Out West by Dayton Duncan. He follows the original Lewis and Clark trail as closely as possible in a Volkswagen camper van.
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