- Author:Patrick Dearen
- Publisher: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.