Big Bend: A Homesteaders Story

Paperback | January 1, 1981

byJ.O. LangfordAs told byFred Gipson

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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 and a home. High on a bluff overlooking the spot where Tornillo Creek pours its waters into the turbulent Rio Grande, the Langfords built their home, a rude structure of adobe blocks in a land reputed to be inhabited only by bandits and rattlesnakes.

Big Bend is the story of the Langfords' life in the rugged and spectacularly beautiful country which they came to call their own. Langford's account is told with the help of Fred Gipson, author of Old Yeller and Hound Dog Man.

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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 and a home. High on a bluff overlooking the spot where Tornillo Creek pours its waters into the turbulent Rio Grande, the Langfords built their home, a rude structure of adobe blocks in a ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:159 pages, 8.99 × 6.08 × 0.49 inPublished:January 1, 1981Publisher:University Of Texas Press

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ISBN - 10:0292707347

ISBN - 13:9780292707344

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This is one of those rare books of actual experience with the smooth continuity of the best fiction.