Big Bend History

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



Big Bend Country: Land of the Unexpected

Big Bend Country: Land of the Unexpected

By Ragsdale, Kenneth
Price: $24.95


Kenneth B. Ragsdale first visited the Big Bend in 1928 as a child. His fascination drew him back as an adult, and he has been digging around in and...more info

More Tales of the Big Bend

More Tales of the Big Bend

By Miles, Elton
Price: $24.95


Hidden treasures dot the Big Bend country of far west Texas. From the Guadalupes to the Chinatis and the Chisos, lost mines and abandoned hoards lie...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

All Eyes on the Rio Grande: Being the Long Lost Journal of Col T

All Eyes on the Rio Grande: Being the Long Lost Journal of Col T

By Alexander, Thomas
Price: $22.95


The fascinating story of the long lost handwritten journal of the fictional Lt. Colonel Thomas Ivory McIvor, U.S. Army. Lost for nearly a century,...more info

God's Country or Devil's Playground

God's Country or Devil's Playground

By Nelson, Barney (editor)
Price: $22.95


The dramatic desert landscapes of the Big Bend country along the Texas-Mexico border reminded historian Walter Prescott Webb of "an earth-wreck in...more info

Big Bend National Park and Vicinity (Images of America series)

Big Bend National Park and Vicinity (Images of America series)

By Alex, Thomas C.
Price: $21.99


Part of the ?Images of America? series of pictorial histories, Big Bend National Park and Vicinity features historic photographs that document the...more info

Legendary Locals of the Big Bend and Davis Mountains

Legendary Locals of the Big Bend and Davis Mountains

By Glendinning, Jim
Price: $21.99


"Home of the Last Frontier" is how the local radio station aptly describes the Big Bend and Davis Mountains region of West Texas, the sparsely...more info

Lizards on the Mantel, Burros at the Door

Lizards on the Mantel, Burros at the Door

By Koch, Etta; Price, June Cooper
Price: $21.95


A woman who went West with her husband in the 1840s must have expected hardships and privation, but during the 1940s, when Etta Koch stopped off in...more info

She Beat That Goose to Death: Stories of Nan Patton

She Beat That Goose to Death: Stories of Nan Patton

By Whitford, Ann, editor
Price: $21.95


Following in the footsteps of her famous grandmother, Nan Patton was a storyteller extraordinaire. From "The Day the Museum Got Robbed" to "The...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


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