Val Verde County

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Along the banks of the Rio Grande lies Val Verde County, one of the largest counties in Texas and the only one named for a Civil War battle. Although Del Rio is the county seat, Langtry is more famous as the home of Judge Roy Bean, the famous (as well asinfamous) Law West of the Pecos. Among the many evocative images of the county featured in this newbook are photos of the judge's unique court/saloon. Val Verde County captures the spirit of a region and its people through historic photographs. Most of the topics included are not strictly local in nature:Pre-Columbian art, United States westward expansion,the creation of the state of Texas, radio and moderntelecommunications, military history and the CubanMissile Crisis, and the oldest continually operatingwinery in Texas. From being the oldest archaeologicalsite in Texas to playing a role in international relations between the United States and Mexico, Val Verde County undoubtedly has a rich and varied history.
ISBN: 9780738501284
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Texas
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Douglas Lee Braudaway, a resident of Del Rio, is a member of both the Val Verde County Historical Commission and the Texas State Historical Association. Featuring over two hundred images from his own collection as well as those of various museums and historical organizations, Val Verde County is an entertaining and educational source of information about the county and its colorful heritage.
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