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by Charlena Chandler


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. 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. Скачать (pdf, 625 Kb) Читать. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF.

On Independence Creek book. Charlena Chandler has produced an enjoyable book that takes us back to the fondly remembered mid-century in small-town West Texas. Enjoyable anecdotes about ranch life, fishing and hunting, and the. -Southwestern Historical Quarterly"Charlena Chandler's work is about the dreams and hard work of her grandfather, Char "Enjoyable anecdotes about ranch life, fishing and hunting, and the nostalgia of growing up during the 1940s and 1950s.

Chandler, Charlena (2004). On Independence Creek: The Story of a Texas Ranch. Texas Tech University Press. p. 70. ISBN 978-0-89672-524-9.

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I was reminded of a time in Pacific Grove when I was painting the inside of a cottage my father had built there before I was born

My wife had come from New York to join me, and we were invited to a Texas ranch for Thanksgiving. It is owned by a friend who sometimes comes to New York, where we give him an orgy. I shall not name him, following the tradition of letting the reader guess. I was reminded of a time in Pacific Grove when I was painting the inside of a cottage my father had built there before I was born. My hired helper worked beside me, and neither of us being expert we were well splattered.

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Charlie Chandler, a true Texas cowboy, settled on the ranch in the early . Chandler Guest Ranch is about five hours from Austin and a special place like no other

Charlie Chandler, a true Texas cowboy, settled on the ranch in the early 1900s. His youngest son inherited the old home place and decided it was easier to wrangle tourists than livestock. Guests can fish in the ponds, creek, or river; swim in the spring-fed pool; hike the hills; kayak the river; or drive the ranch roads on ATVs. The ranch is BYOB, but the resident chef keeps visitors well-fed with delicious meals in the game room stocked with billiard and pingpong tables. Chandler Guest Ranch is about five hours from Austin and a special place like no other. For reservations, call 713/703-6615 or go to ww. handlerranch.

Charlena Chandler goes beyond the history of the ranch to tell a more personal story of the experiences of her grandparents and parents and . Download book On Independence Creek : the story of a Texas ranch, Charlena Chandler.

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.

Chandler came to detective novels through the format of pulp fiction, which focused on violence and titillation rather than logic. Chandler's third novel The High Window is probably the best detective story in this book. Pulp writers wrote thrillers and action stories more than mysteries. Chandler did the same. It is an extremely enjoyable read, and the investigation is more streamlined, and makes more sense, than in the first two books. Pleasantly, the token cop character this time around turns out to be a very reasonable man who tries to work together with Marlowe, a welcome change from the stereotype.

"Enjoyable anecdotes about ranch life, fishing and hunting, and the nostalgia of growing up during the 1940s and 1950s. . . . Charlena Chandler has produced an enjoyable book that takes us back to the fondly remembered mid-century in small-town West Texas."—Southwestern Historical Quarterly"Charlena Chandler's work is about the dreams and hard work of her grandfather, Charles Chandler, the vision and tenacity of her father, Joe Chandler, and the ebb and flow of life along Independence Creek, a large spring-fed tributary of the Pecos River south of Sheffield in Terrel County. . . . You might not know the characters in the book, but if you have ties to West Texas, you've known people like them. Chandler's book is full of West Texas colloquialisms and wit, but also a twinge of regret for the changes that time brings."—Scott Turner, Desert Mountain TimesDeep 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.

On Independence Creek: The Story of a Texas Ranch epub download

ISBN13: 978-0896725249

ISBN: 0896725243

Author: Charlena Chandler

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press (June 15, 2004)

Pages: 224 pages

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Angana
For those of us that grew up in West Texas and went to Chandler Ranch, this is a must read. The history of the ranch and the surrounding area of Texas is wonderful. It brings back many memories.
Angana
For those of us that grew up in West Texas and went to Chandler Ranch, this is a must read. The history of the ranch and the surrounding area of Texas is wonderful. It brings back many memories.
DrayLOVE
Great book. I really enjoyed this and highly recomend it to anyone who likes Texas history.
DrayLOVE
Great book. I really enjoyed this and highly recomend it to anyone who likes Texas history.
Ce
Such a great book...well written and really holds your attention. Hard to put down. Very pleased
Ce
Such a great book...well written and really holds your attention. Hard to put down. Very pleased
Malodor
Enjoyed this book, due to fact that we knew the Chandlers and their family. Lived in this part of West Texas and the book brought back many memories.
Malodor
Enjoyed this book, due to fact that we knew the Chandlers and their family. Lived in this part of West Texas and the book brought back many memories.
Kemath
wonderful fun reading about a texas ranch turned almost into a theme park of it's day!! fun! fun!
Kemath
wonderful fun reading about a texas ranch turned almost into a theme park of it's day!! fun! fun!