Caprock Chronicles: More Tales of the Llano Estacado

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The hardpan layer of the Caprock undergirds the high plains of the Llano Estacado, where it has resisted erosion with the same tenacity that it has collected stories. From Apache hunting grounds to Mennonite settlements, the region is no stranger to the searching gaze of the weary traveler. Follow the career of Texas Tech’s Señor Sack, the lure of the Wolfcamp Shale and the bloom of the Tahoka daisy. In this exceptional collection of forty-eight essays from local contributors, David Murrah and John T. “Jack” Becker continue the work of cataloguing the memory of the mesa.
ISBN: 9781467150804
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Texas
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 53
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
John T. “Jack” Becker is a retired librarian from Texas Tech University and the current editor of “Caprock Chronicles,” a weekly newspaper column that appears every Sunday in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. He has authored and coauthored several book and journal articles on various topics pertaining to the history of West Texas. A native of Kentucky, he now lives with his wife, Cindy, in Lubbock “west of town.” David J. Murrah, PhD, is a museum and historical consultant. He served for twenty-five years as archivist and director of the Southwest Collection at Texas Tech University before entering the museum exhibit/design field with Southwest Museum Services of Houston. He has written or edited eleven books and numerous articles on Texas history and is a Fellow of both the Texas State Historical Association and the West Texas Historical Association. A native of the high plains (Gruver, Texas), he and his wife, Ann, now live on the Texas coastal plains at Rockport.
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