The Story of Palo Duro Canyon

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Of the canyons that break the eastern edge of the Staked Plains, Palo Duro is by far the most spectacular. As one approaches the edge, the earth opens up into a vast gash, a geological and ecological wonder. And whether you come to Palo Duro as a novice or veteran canyoneer, the thrill and the mystery are always intense.How did the canyon get here? What caused the vari-color of the walls and formations? Why do some formations stand completely separated from the canyon walls? Did the little stream running along ...

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Overview

Of the canyons that break the eastern edge of the Staked Plains, Palo Duro is by far the most spectacular. As one approaches the edge, the earth opens up into a vast gash, a geological and ecological wonder. And whether you come to Palo Duro as a novice or veteran canyoneer, the thrill and the mystery are always intense.How did the canyon get here? What caused the vari-color of the walls and formations? Why do some formations stand completely separated from the canyon walls? Did the little stream running along the canyon floor form this canyon all by itself? Who were the first people to find this canyon and how did they react? On this last question imagination goes to work and contemplates what ancient people must have felt when they, even less aware than we, stumbled upon the chasm rim and quickly realized that they had found a bonanza, an immense concentration of water, wood, game, and protection—all they needed to sustain life.—Frederick W. RathjenOriginally published as an edition of the Panhandle Plains Historical Review, The Story of Palo Duro Canyon , with its seven essays devoted to geology, archeology, paleontology, vegetation, park development, and the amphitheater, and its road log from Canyon, Texas, through the Palo Duro State Park, has become a classic. This Double Mountain Books edition, with a new introduction by Frederick W. Rathjen, makes available once again a comprehensive discovery and invaluable memento for the many thousands who visit the park each year.

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Geographers and historians explore the canyon in the Texas panhandle where erosion has uncovered many prehistoric features. They look at the geology, archaeology, paleontology, human interactions since European contact, acquisition for a state park, and plans for an amphitheater. The original was published by Panhandle Plains Historical Society in 1979. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896724532
  • Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Series: Double Mountain Bks.
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,408,557
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

New Introduction
Introduction 1
Geology of Palo Duro Canyon 3
Archeology of Palo Duro Canyon 35
The Paleontology of Palo Duro Canyon 59
Man and the Palo Duro Canyon: From Coronado to Goodnight 117
A Park for the Panhandle: The Acquisition and Development of Palo Duro Canyon State Park 145
An Amphitheater for the Panhandle 179
Road Log from Canyon, Texas, Through Palo Duro Canyon State Park 195
Index 221
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