By Patrick Dearen
Along a lot of its Texas stretch at the present time, the Pecos is simply a polluted trickle, squeezing via a jungle of salt cedars that choke banks sloughed and overlooked. the fashionable motorist crossing it by means of bridge is likely to greet it with a yawn than with visceral emotion. yet have been he to learn the heritage buried deep in its banks, he could locate the sweat and blood of cowhands who knew this ghost because the so much ambitious and treacherous river within the West.
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2 (October 1944), 265. 33. L. B. Eddins, interview. 34. Taylor, Coming Empire, 301. 35. "'World's Worst' is Pecos Water," Pecos Enterprise, 15 April 1932, microfilm, Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library, and Hall of Fame, Midland. 36. "Scout made by a detachment from Company B, 10th Cavalry, under command of 2nd Lt. John Bigelow Jr. under an order dated April 25, 1878," journal of marches, scouts, and expeditions, Fort Stockton. The "April 25" date is questionable, due to variant interpretations of Bigelow's script.
17. Extracts from a letter of Major C. M. Tunnel, paymaster, Fort Concho, 21 October 1869, in E. D. Judd, paymaster's office, Fifth Military District, to Brevet Colonel H. Clay Wood, assistant adjutant (hereinafter, AA) general, 11 November 1869, letters and telegrams received, Fort Stockton; and San Antonio Daily Express, 25 May 1877. 18. Colonel Nathaniel Alston Taylor, The Coming Empire or Two Thousand Miles in Texas on Horseback (Dallas: Turner Company, reprint, 1936, originally published 1877), 296, 301.
M. M. )--Biography. Page i A Cowboy of the Pecos Patrick Dearen Page ii Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Dearen, Patrick. A cowboy of the Pecos / Patrick Dearen. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Title. 4'9'0088636dc20 96-42236 CIP Copyright © 1997, Patrick Dearen All Rights Reserved Republic of Texas Press is an imprint of Wordware Publishing, Inc. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means without permission in writing from Wordware Publishing, Inc.
A cowboy of the Pecos by Patrick Dearen