Yonderings: Trails and Memories of the Big Bend

Yonderings: Trails and Memories of the Big Bend

by Ben H. English


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780875656687
Publisher: Texas Christian University Press
Publication date: 12/08/2017
Pages: 223
Sales rank: 676,290
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

An eighth-generation Texan, BEN H. ENGLISH was raised mostly in the Lajitas-Terlingua area. An honors graduate of Angelo State University, he served in the United States Marine Corps for seven years, was a high school teacher, and retired after twenty-two years in the Texas Highway Patrol.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xi

Prologue 1

The Perfect Place for a Pterodactyl Farm 15

Thirst! 31

In The Solitario 55

Land of Broken Dreams 76

Road Closed 94

Pilgrims in the Promised Land 113

Surprises 135

Over on the Lonesome Side 155

On the South Rim 174

North of Lajitas 192

Epilogue 215


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Yonderings: Trails and Memories of the Big Bend 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Holly More than 1 year ago
Yonderings is the true story of a man's journeys around a place he's called home for the past five generations: Big Bend, Texas. As Ben English tells his story of what it was like growing up down in Lajitas, you get a sense that he was bit of a wild boy -- but growing up down in that part of Texas, you kinda have to be! But it's not until he has to leave the area for school and a career in the Marines and then later as a DPS Officer, that he can truly appreciate the area for what it is. Reading this book has made me homesick for Sanderson and that entire region of West Texas that I like to call No-Man's Land! You truly have to understand the land of that region to appreciate what beauty it has in store. For me, coming from Ozona, truly the Biggest, Little Town in the World, it was awesome to see some familiar names. English's telling of his adventures and the sights he saw is downright interesting and make me want to go explore some of the sites he mentions (but minus the encounter with a certain critter like Ben had!) With a book that is filled with adventure and with stories from Ben's history, this book is for anyone who is looking for that read that has Texas History mixed in with personal stories of a famous landmark in a part of Texas that isn't talked about much. If nothing else, Yonderings will make anyone want to go explore this part of West Texas that has a certain beauty not found anywhere else in the world! Thank You to Ben H. English for writing this very interesting book of the land that we both love -- and for your service as a Marine & DPS Officer! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from Lone Star Book Blog Tours!