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  • Author:
    Patrick Dearen
  • ISBN:
    0896724220
  • ISBN13:
    978-0896724228
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    Texas Tech University Press; Revised, Subsequent edition (January 15, 1999)
  • Pages:
    358 pages
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Home Browse Books Book details, Portraits of the Pecos Frontier. Portraits of the Pecos Frontier. The Pecos River country of West Texas is a vast land of contrasts, stretching between San Angelo on the east and El Paso on the west. Rich in history and folklore, this region has shaped the lives of those who live there. Patrick Dearen spent years tracking down its stories, and then painting word portraits of some of its intriguing individuals, forgotten sites, and legends. Another lost mine, the Chisos, lured him deep into Big Bend National Park.

Winner of the 2015 Spur Award, Patrick Dearen wears two hats. As a historian and folklorist, he digs deeply into the lore and legend of the West and produces books that appeal to both scholars and general readers. As a novelist, he draws on this reservoir of knowledge and crafts stories of people interacting with a harsh and yet beautiful environment. The author of twenty-three books, Dearen was born in 1951 and grew up in the small West Texas town of Sterling City.

skull-baking sun defied early efforts to mine salt vital to survival; -The bulto or ghost who wanders the Fort Stockton night; -Lost Wagon Train, a forty-wagon caravan buried in the sands; -The lost mine of Will Sublett, who found gold and kept its location secret unto death. They speak eloquently of the Pecos country, its heritage, and its people.

An authority on the Pecos and Devils rivers of Tex The author of 24 books and winner of the Spur Award of Western Writers of America, Patrick Dearen was born in 1951 and grew up in the small West Texas town of Sterling City. Dearen has received awards for his books from Western Writers of America, Western Fictioneers, Academy of Western Artists, Will Rogers Medallion, San Antonio Conservation Society, West Texas Historical Association, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, and Permian Historical Society.

Patrick March Dearen (born May 1, 1951) is an author of 20 books of Western fiction and history. His newest release, the 2012 novel, To Hell or the Pecos, is set along a desolate, 79-mile section of the Butterfield Trail in the Pecos River country of West Texas. To Hell or the Pecos is the 2014 winner of the Elmer Kelton Book Award from the West Texas Historical Association.

I just finished the book APACHE LAMENT by Patrick Dearen. Now starting the second book of CASTLE GAP AND THE PECOS FRONTIER, REVISITED. These books are great to read, especially for those of us from this area. trick-Dearen-dp-./ Patrick Dearen. July 17 ·. Here's the Basin PBS interview with me that aired over the weekend.

The Pecos River country of West Texas is a vast land of contrasts, stretching between San Angelo on the east and El Paso on the west. Rich in history and folklore, this region has shaped the lives of those who live there.Patrick Dearen spent years tracking down its stories, and then painting word portraits of some of its intriguing individuals, forgotten sites, and legends. He trekked across the Guadalupe Mountains in a fresh search for the Lost Sublett Mine. Another lost mine, the Chisos, lured him deep into Big Bend National Park. He canoed the mythic Pecos River in quest of the origin of its name, and dared the spirits in a haunted house in the Davis Mountains. The mysterious Marfa Lights teased him across an arid plain on a dark night. In Palo Duro Canyon, he rounded up Texas’s oldest cowhand and shared his line camp. He rode the Rio Grande with the Border Patrol, hopped a freight train with hoboes, and walked the scene of a manhunt for a cowboy born a hundred years too late.Expanded and updated, this book will leave you bonded to the land, its heritage, and its people.“Using the drama and color of a gifted storyteller —a contemporary J. Frank Dobie—Patrick Dearen in these pages lets us sample the many flavors of his Pecos frontier.” —Elmer Kelton in the foreword

Aiata
This book has many interesting short stories of the area around the Pecos and is divided into four parts: Mysteries, Backcountry, The Past, and People, but my reason for buying the book was for the very first story under Mysteries....Sublett and his lost mine in the Guadalupe Mountains of Texas and Southern New Mexico. Very good book!
Whitecaster
Portraits is a good word to describe the artful way the author describes his subjects, both natural and human in this collection of stories about the Trans-Pecos. For a backpacker like myself, the story about the solo hike in the Guadalupes reflects my own feelings about the activity better than I ever could, and in fact inspired my own trip to the same place where I had much the same experiences. I collect books on the Big Bend area, and this is the best I've read. If you want a book with a soul but no sentimentality, this it. Reminds me somewhat of David Lavender.