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Fort Stockton (Hardcover)

Fort Stockton By James Collett, The Fort Stockton Historical Society, Fort Stockton Historical Society Cover Image
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In 1859, the US military established Fort Stockton to gain control of Comanche Springs, which formed an oasis in the midst of arid West Texas. In the town that grew up beside the fort, a colorful mix of hardy pioneers--Peter Gallagher, Cesario Torres, Frank Rooney, Father Jose Ferra, Annie Frazier Johnson Riggs, and others--struggled (and sometimes fought) to construct a viable farming and ranching community in the vast, isolated terrain of Pecos County. Later, railroads, highways, air bases, oil, natural gas, and wind farms joined water as forces shaping the city's history. A century and a half after its founding, Fort Stockton is an innovative city with high-tech dreams, yet the traces and tales of its Old West heritage remain vividly alive along the banks of Comanche Creek.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781531656683
ISBN-10: 1531656684
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
Publication Date: September 19th, 2011
Pages: 130
Language: English