Big Bend History

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



Quicksilver

Quicksilver

By Ragsdale, Kenneth
Price: $19.95


Before Terlingua achieved some notoriety as the site of the annual World Championship Chili Cookoff, the ghost town was the bustling center of the...more info

Story of Big Bend National Park

Story of Big Bend National Park

By Jameson, John
Price: $19.95


A breathtaking country of rugged mountain peaks, uninhabited desert, and spectacular river canyons, Big Bend is one of the United States' most remote...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

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

Beneath the Window: Early Ranch Life in the Big Bend Country

Beneath the Window: Early Ranch Life in the Big Bend Country

By Wilson, Patricia Clothier
Price: $17.95


Before it became a national park, the Big Bend was home to a number of ranches and mining operations. On the Wilson ranch, which stood at the center...more info

Big Bend, A Homesteader's Story

Big Bend, A Homesteader's Story

By Langford, J.O.; Gipson, Fred
Price: $17.95


To the wild and fabulous country where the Rio Grande makes its big bend, J. O. Langford came in 1909 with his wife and daughter in search of health...more info

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


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