Big Bend History

Books and maps of the culture, history and people of Texas' Big Bend region.



The Big Bend - Before the Park

The Big Bend - Before the Park

By Baker, Betty Ray Ogle; Ogle, Clarice
Price: $17.95


Stories about ranching life in the Big Bend of Texas during the depression, two droughts, and the war as told by a mother and her daughter. From the...more info

The Great Call-Up

The Great Call-Up

By Harris III, Charles H. and Louis R. Sadler
Price: $39.95


On June 18, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson called up virtually the entire army National Guard, some 150,000 men, to meet an armed threat to the...more info

The Sanderson Flood of 1965: Crisis in a Rural Texas Community

The Sanderson Flood of 1965: Crisis in a Rural Texas Community

By Scogin, Russell Ashton
Price: $19.95


On June 11, 1965 at 7:00 a.m. a wall of water rushed through the town of Sanderson, killing twenty-six people and leaving hundreds homeless. Intense...more info

The Story of the Highlands

The Story of the Highlands

By Reeves, Frank
Price: $25.00


"Printed under direction of Warren Hunter and Marvin Hunter, Jr.", the first 26 pages provide a general description of the Highlands area of West...more info

Tied Hard and Fast: Apache Adams - Big Bend Cowboy

Tied Hard and Fast: Apache Adams - Big Bend Cowboy

By Cadden, Don
Price: $15.95


Apache Adams is somewhat of a living legend out in the Big Bend country of Texas. Born in 1937 and raised on the Rio Grande, he has lived the cowboy...more info

Tin Cups and China Saucers

Tin Cups and China Saucers

By Neville, Joyce (Editor); Cowsar, Clara May Bogel (Editor)
Price: $24.95


The Big Bend Area of Far West Texas is under-populated today and was scarcely inhabited at all in the late 19th Century when, into this 12,000 square...more info

Trans-Pecos Texas: A Study of Exploration

Trans-Pecos Texas: A Study of Exploration

By Burnett, J.P.
Price: $12.95


First published as the author's master's thesis in 1970, this volume was republished as a small booklet in 2002 and is a must for any Trans-Pecos...more info

Up to My Armpits

Up to My Armpits

By Edwards, Dr. Charlie
Price varies by edition.


Ever thought of a veterinarian?s workaday world as a 9-to-5 job in a cozy clinic, with nights free and weekends spent golfing? Not in the cow country...more info


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