Big Bend History

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



Paisanos Past

Paisanos Past

Paisanos Past is a collection of articles from the first twenty years of the Big Bend Paisano , the park’s interpretive newspaper. From the era of...

Stray Tales of the Big Bend

Stray Tales of the Big Bend

By Miles, Elton
Price: $17.95


It is pleasant to stray in the Big Bend and Davis Mountains country of far West Texas. The vast spaces, rugged terrain, and sparse settlement invite...more info

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

Death in Big Bend

Death in Big Bend

By Parent, Laurence
Price: $18.95


Most visitors to Big Bend National Park enjoy a wonderful, incident-free vacation and return home with great photos, thrilling memories, and stories...more info

Ghost Schools of the Big Bend

Ghost Schools of the Big Bend

By Tucker, Albert Briggs
Price: $18.95


Albert Tucker's detailed study of education on the West Texas frontier covers a 60-year period of history from the late 19th century to the middle of...more info

Bandits, Bootleggers and Businessmen

Bandits, Bootleggers and Businessmen

By Forest Glen TV Productions
Price: $19.95


This DVD covers the history of the Big Bend from 1848 - 1948. In this hour-long program the rich history of this unique region comes alive. Listen to...more info

Below the Escondido Rim

Below the Escondido Rim

By Keller, David W.
Price: $19.95


This study surveys the century-long history of the vast O2 Ranch located in the Big Bend of West Texas with a special focus on the land, the people,...more info

Border Healing Woman

Border Healing Woman

By Babb, Jewel; Pat Little Dog
Price: $19.95


Jewel Babb grew up in a way that was special even for a girl of her time. Her father and uncle were well-diggers by trade and they would set up a...more info

Cemeteries and Funerary Practices in the Big Bend of Texas

Cemeteries and Funerary Practices in the Big Bend of Texas

By Willeford, Glenn P.; Raun, Gerald G.
Price: $19.95


This unique reference work includes an introduction to the Northern Corridor; an overview of the evolution of hispanic occupation in northern Mexico...more info

Exploring the Big Bend Country

Exploring the Big Bend Country

By Koch, Peter; Price, June Cooper
Price: $19.95


Photographer-naturalist Peter Koch first visited the new Big Bend National Park in February, 1945, on assignment to take promotional pictures for the...more info


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