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The Resource Del Rio, queen city of the Rio Grande, Douglas Braudaway

Del Rio, queen city of the Rio Grande, Douglas Braudaway

Label
Del Rio, queen city of the Rio Grande
Title
Del Rio, queen city of the Rio Grande
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Braudaway
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Del Rio's roots grew in the sandy soil by San Felipe Creek along with the myths and dreams of the old Wild West, where the mighty Rio Grande dances through the dusty lands of the Lone Star State. Ancient nomads left their mark in the riverside canyons of this border country long before the springs at Del Rio became a lonely waystation providing water and rest to travelers, merchants, and soldiers marching the long, hot, and dry San AntonioñEl Paso Road. When the products of ranching began riding the rails to eastern markets, Del Rioís population exploded and the town became known as the Wool and Mohair Capital of the World. ÝÝDel Rio: Queen City of the Rio Grande tells tales of the starry nights and shimmering sunlight of the storied Texas frontier, with vivid images detailing the gripping drama and unique memories chronicled here. From the U.S. Armyís experimental Camel Corps to the worldís most powerful radio stations in the 1930s and the U-2 spy planes involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis, Del Rio, seat of one of the largest counties in Texas and sister to the thriving Mexican border city Ciudad Acu"a, has played a part on the world stage. Those stories and more, including the little known ìItalian Colonyî of West Texas and landmark civil rights court cases, are told here
Member of
Cataloging source
WIH
Dewey number
976.4881
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F394.D29
LC item number
B73 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Making of America series
Label
Del Rio, queen city of the Rio Grande, Douglas Braudaway
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm52220493
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9780738523873
Lccn
2002106322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52220493
  • (Sirsi) a1994310
Label
Del Rio, queen city of the Rio Grande, Douglas Braudaway
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm52220493
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9780738523873
Lccn
2002106322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52220493
  • (Sirsi) a1994310

Library Locations

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