The Story of Palo Duro Canyon

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Duane F. Guy
Texas Tech University Press, 2001 - 226 Seiten
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. Rathjen Originally 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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LibraryThing Review

Nutzerbericht  - billsearth - LibraryThing

This is basically a geology and history book of the canyon. The author divides the book into these parts; introduction, geology, Indian history, fossils,, white-man early history, more history, recent ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing

Excellent guide to the canyon. Includes geology, paleontology, and the story of the Native American and European people who settled the area. Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

GEOLOGY OF PALO DURO CANYON
3
ARCHEOLOGY OF PALO DURO CANYON
35
THE PALEONTOLOGY OF PALO DURO CANYON
59
FROM CORONADO TO GOODNIGHT
117
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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