The Resource On Independence Creek : the story of a Texas ranch, Charlena Chandler

On Independence Creek : the story of a Texas ranch, Charlena Chandler

Label
On Independence Creek : the story of a Texas ranch
Title
On Independence Creek
Title remainder
the story of a Texas ranch
Statement of responsibility
Charlena Chandler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Deep in southwest Texas a creek pours into the Pecos River. Because it flows from the west, one might expect that even in the rainiest of years it would be intermittent, but its flow is steady, and it is the largest freshwater tributary of the Pecos. As a result of its reliable, spring-fed flow, Independence Creek has had a long history. Indians camped along its banks for centuries before the white man arrived. Spanish conquistadores may have found an oasis there during their exploration of the otherwise arid region. And in the nineteenth century, cattle, sheep, and goat ranchers felt the pull of its sweet water and the rich grass on its banks. The author's grandfather, Charles Chandler, settled the area of the mouth of Independence Creek in 1900 and ranched it for many years. But her father, Joe Chandler, saw more potential for the green valley than ranchland. Over the years he built there one of the most popular recreation areas in southwest Texas. First a guest ranch for hunting and fishing, it later included a nine-hole golf course. For about forty years it was the only such entertainment spot on the Pecos River in Texas. Because of its unique ecological situation, the ranch was named a potential natural landmark by James F. Scudday of Sul Ross State University in 1977, and in 1991 the Nature Conservancy of Texas obtained a conservation easement on seven hundred acres of the ranch, the first such arrangement in the state. Charlena Chandler goes beyond the history of the ranch to tell a more personal story of the experiences of her grandparents and parents and of her growing up on the ranch. She tells of the good times, such as sleeping on her grandfather's porch under starry night skies, successful golf tournaments, and happy family events, and the bad: Depression days, family strife, and the time the creek flooded, destroying the camp. Her book is a realistic, human-events account of the generations that came to realize there was no other place on earth like the place they lived
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
508.764/922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH105.T4
LC item number
C48 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
On Independence Creek : the story of a Texas ranch, Charlena Chandler
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-198) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm70845416
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 203 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423762652
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b36640517
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)70845416
  • ebscoaca1281093319

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