Plain tale of a plain place -- a West Texas community-from its value as a waterhole to the modern town. The town druggist...

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BIG SPRING: The Casual Biography of a Prairie Town

Plain tale of a plain place -- a West Texas community-from its value as a waterhole to the modern town. The town druggist tells the story to a visitor, concentrating on the early '90's. From patent medicines and innocent cosmetics, to doctors, parsons, the wild and wooly past, Texas Rangers, camp meetings, saloons and vice, the barbershop, drummers, ranchers and their cattle, squatters, rattlers, coyotes, longhorns, horses, buffalo, the wagonyard and boarding house, food, tenderfeet, social life, Texas idiosyncrasies, schools, houses etc. etc. -- random reminiscences in homespun manner. Good Americana, this.

Pub Date: Sept. 14, 1942

ISBN: 0548446253

Page Count: -

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1942