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Tales of the Big Bend

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Published by Texas A&M University Press in College Station .
Written in English



  • Big Bend Region (Tex.),
  • Texas,
  • Big Bend Region.


  • Tales -- Texas -- Big Bend Region.,
  • Legends -- Texas -- Big Bend Region.,
  • Big Bend Region (Tex.) -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliograpical references and index.

Statementby Elton Miles.
LC ClassificationsGR110.T5 M54
The Physical Object
Pagination189 p., [4] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages189
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4887287M
ISBN 100890960216
LC Control Number76017977

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  Abilene author spins tales of Big Bend legend at West Texas Book Festival luncheon. Abilenian Bill Wright claims to be a storyteller, not a : Merlin Mann.   Big Bend Tales by Mike Cox. Paperback $ come for the lore and history that is as extensive in the Big Bend region as the mountain passes and desert stretches themselves. of the Texas Institute of Letters, he is the author of twenty nonfiction books. In , he received the West Texas Book and Music Festival's A.C. Greene Brand: Arcadia Publishing SC. Here among other things are legends of demons and magic; a collection of corridos (Mexican folk ballads) of the Big Bend; tales of treasure like the Terlingua Bootlegger''s Hoard; a mini-history of the mining community of Shafter; and a profile of Maggie Smith, longtime border storekeeper, dealer in candelilla wax and folk healer. The tales c Now in its sixth printing, the first of Elton Miles's folklore collections tells stories as inseparable from the region as the Rio Grande itself. Tales of the Big Bend. By Elton Miles. Paperback x pp. 16 b&w photos. Southwest Book Award, presented by the Border Regional Library.

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