The River Has Never Divided Us: A Border History of La Junta de Rios

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Not quite the United States and not quite Mexico, La Junta de los Rios straddles the border between Texas and Chihuahua, occupying the basin formed by the conjunction of the Rio Grande and the Rio Conchos. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the Chihuahuan Desert, ranking in age and dignity with the Anasazi pueblos of New Mexico.

In the first comprehensive history of the region, Jefferson Morgenthaler traces the history of La Junta de los Rios from the ...

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Overview

Not quite the United States and not quite Mexico, La Junta de los Rios straddles the border between Texas and Chihuahua, occupying the basin formed by the conjunction of the Rio Grande and the Rio Conchos. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the Chihuahuan Desert, ranking in age and dignity with the Anasazi pueblos of New Mexico.

In the first comprehensive history of the region, Jefferson Morgenthaler traces the history of La Junta de los Rios from the formation of the Mexico-Texas border in the mid-19th century to the 1997 ambush shooting of teenage goatherd Esquiel Hernandez by U.S. Marines performing drug interdiction in El Polvo, Texas. "Though it is scores of miles from a major highway, I found natives, soldiers, rebels, bandidos, heroes, scoundrels, drug lords, scalp hunters, medal winners, and mystics," writes Morgenthaler. "I found love, tragedy, struggle, and stories that have never been told." In telling the turbulent history of this remote valley oasis, he examines the consequences of a national border running through a community older than the invisible line that divides it.

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Andres Tijerina
No other history of the area has approached the broad interpretation of this book as it weaves this intensive study of La Junta so closely into the international trends and events taking place in Texas, Mexico, and the United States. . . . The writing is witty, bold and enticing.

Andres Tijerina, author of Tejano Empire: Life on the South Texas Ranchos

Andres Tijerina
No other history of the area has approached the broad interpretation of this book as it weaves this intensive study of La Junta so closely into the international trends and events taking place in Texas, Mexico, and the United States. . . . The writing is witty, bold and enticing.
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JEFFERSON MORGENTHALER is a lawyer and corporate communications consultant in Boerne, Texas.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Forgotten
Junie
The Land
La Junta
Before 1830
The Promised Land
Anglos Arrive
In Doniphan's Wake
Jack Hays Gets Lost
Whiting Draws the Line
Forty-Niners
Scalp Hunting Redux
A Sudden Death
The End of Isolation
Railroads and Ranches
The Armies
Skillman's Raiders
The Rise and Fall of John Burgess
The End of the Mescaleros
Victor Ochoa
Toribio Ortega's Rebellion
Orozco and Huerta
Pancho Villa
Punitive Expeditions
The Spencers
Pablo Acosta
Rick Thompson
River and Border
Gilbert Spencer
An Afternoon with Enrique
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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    Sunrise Characters: <p> James Ravencrest: <br> Black hair, stormy grey-blue eyes. Brave, kind, and thoughtful; the perfect prince... well, almost. If his father found out about his secret trips to the Shadows to get away from boring castle life he might just disown him. <p> Jenn Ravencrest: <br> Dark, auburn-red hair, golden eyes. James's adopted sister. Even though she has grown up in the palace, she has never forgotten the Shadows where she was born. Having recently found out about James's travels she considering making him take her with him. She does care about her adopted brother but she keeps dreaming about the Shadows... Blackmail anyone? <p> Kate Astertree: <br> Cinnamon brown hair, vivid green eyes. Very, very pretty with a dazzling smile and the razor sharp wits to use it. Sarcastic but funny. She and Luke's families have hated each other for as long as anyone can remember and somehow, Luke makes her either want to laugh or punch him. Due to their family history, she has decided to stick with punch him. (She's mine, I know, sorry. Right of creatorship) <p> Lily-Anne Astertree: <br> Kate's twin sister with the same brilliant smile. Fun-loving and outgoing with a mischevous sense of humor. Not many people have ever met could tell them apart and using this fact to her advantage has always been fun. She and Kate are very close. <p> Luke Parillian: <br> Sandy blond hair, blue eyes. Easy going and likable with a certain roughish air. Enjoys teasing Kate because he knows it annoys her. One of the few people who can (usually) tell the twins apart and this is only because Kate seems to hate his guts. This doesn't bother him though. He considers her a possible friend... eventually. <p> Quinn Vallehart: <br> Curly, light brown hair, brown eyes. Dark and serious but capable of being quite charming when he has to. Very protetive of his little sister. He has a grudging respect for Percy but doesn't really like him either. <p> Lucy Vallehart: <br> Very long, curly, light brown hair, chocolate brown eyes. Quiet, kind and somewhat shy but with a definate stubborn streak. She has a little crush on Percy, who is unlike any other boy she knows. <p> Creating your own characters: <br> 1. They must be somehow related to an existing character. (Ask first, don't just announce that you're someone's cousin or whatever) <p> 2. You may not create your own Thieves Guild character, but you can get accepted into the Thieves Guild in-game. <p> 3. Unless your character becomes a Thieves Guild member or is assisted by someone else, no border crossing. <p> Shadows characters at the next unused res. (sorry, ran out of room)

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