Terlingua Teacher

by Jones, Trent; Stowers, Carlton


A search for a simpler, more rewarding lifestyle brings Trent Jones and his wife Olga to the ghost town of Terlingua, Texas so that Trent can accept the unusual job of teacher/principal/janitor of a one-room schoolhouse. So what if the princely sum of half his current salary would make it impossible for them to afford a telephone or that they would have to haul drinking water from five miles away. It was a challenge whose rewards far outweighed any inconvenience. The colorful residents, the school children, the beauty of the vast and awsome Trans-Pecos all play their part in making this an unforgettable experience and inspirational triumph.

Now in its third printing since 1978 when it was originally published as Where the Rainbows Wait, Terlingua Teacher gives us a unique definition of what makes a person a "success" and offers an insiders look at our hard-working educators and the sacrifices they often make.

Iron Mountain Press, 171 pages
Available in softcover.

More photos and information on Trent Jones and the Terlingua School may be found on the Terlingua Teacher website.


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