Tales from the Terlingua Porch

by Pittman, Blair


Porches in the desert offer shade in a sun-scoured landscape, they offer nice views, usually, and with any luck, you can purchase a cold drink somewhere nearby and consume it in good company. The porch in the Terlingua Ghostown may be the greatest porch anywhere. An ever-changing cast of regulars and passers-through share shade and stories, like as not.

These stories, collected by writer and photographer Blair Pittman, have been told and retold on the porch of the Terlingua Trading Company, which served as the porch of the Chisos Mining Company until the mercury mines closed in the 1940s.

Sun Country Publications, 49 pages
Available in softcover.


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