Legend and Lore of the Guadalupe Mountains

Overview

Since he was a youngster, W. C. Jameson has hiked, explored, and been captivated by the Guadalupe Mountains of west Texas and southeast New Mexico, just southwest of Carlsbad. He has searched the caves in the mountains (even finding a few gold nuggets tucked away years earlier by an unknown prospector) and visited with longtime residents in the local cafes and taverns, and on their ranches. He spent hours listening to them share historical events of the Guadalupes as well as the...

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Overview

Since he was a youngster, W. C. Jameson has hiked, explored, and been captivated by the Guadalupe Mountains of west Texas and southeast New Mexico, just southwest of Carlsbad. He has searched the caves in the mountains (even finding a few gold nuggets tucked away years earlier by an unknown prospector) and visited with longtime residents in the local cafes and taverns, and on their ranches. He spent hours listening to them share historical events of the Guadalupes as well as the legends.

Sometimes the people of the mountains talked about buried treasures and other times they spoke of ghosts and spirits that many believed resided in the dark interior of the range. They shared personal experiences and exchanged stories of strange things encountered high in the mountains and tales of unexplainable happenings.

There are countless stories associated with the Guadalupe Mountains. Many are factual, having been historically documented. Others are part of the legend and lore. A few are bizarre. W. C. Jameson includes numerous tales and stories here for the armchair traveler or the travel planner.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826342171
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
  • Publication date: 4/16/2007
  • Pages: 175
  • Sales rank: 1,140,717
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.02 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

W. C. Jameson is the author of sixty books, has acted in five films, and appears regularly on television. When not writing, he performs his music around the country at folk festivals, concert halls, and roadhouses. When not on the road playing music and conducting writing workshops, Jameson splits his time between Colorado and Texas.

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Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xvii
Introduction     1
The Legacy of the Spaniards     8
Apache Ghosts     17
The Village of the Dead     24
Killed, Buried, Dug Up, and Scalped!     29
The Lost Gold Mine of Ben Sublett     33
The Saga of Rolth Sublett     44
Apache Gold     50
Pine Spring Canyon Treasure Chest     61
The Crow Spring Massacre     68
The Lost Tribe     76
Juniper Spring Treasure Cave     81
The Legend of John Seven Oaks     91
Headless Corpses     102
The Black Panther     109
Giant Snakes     115
The Ghost Bomber     122
The Ghost House     128
Mysterious Graves of Pine Spring Canyon     135
The Pinery Treasure Chest     141
The Bear that Walks on Two Legs     151
Selected Bibliography     155
About the Author     159
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