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The Golden Spread

The Golden Spread
B. Byron Price & Frederick W. Rathjen
Northridge, CA : Windsor Publications, Inc., 1986
F394 .A4 P75 1986

From the dust settling on the prairie behind the great cattle herds, to the Black Dusters of the Great Depression, the powerful image of the Texas Panhandle is captured and framed in The Golden Spread: An Illustrated History of Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle.

In vivid detail, authors B. Byron Price and Frederick W. Rathjen breathe life into the events and personalities of the past that have worked together to forge the future of this unforgiving yet beautiful and rich land.

Here are the sights and sounds of the panhandle - the war whoops of the proud Apache, the thundering hooves, the cracking of whips, the gush of oil, and the tinny piano of a boom town gone bust, all mingling with the wind sailing across the Great Plains - the very lifeblood of the Panhandle is recreated and presented in this limited edition volume.

Highlighting this facsinating and skillfully written text are more than 200 illustrations - vintage black and white photos, drawings, maps, and engravings, plus sixteen pages of striking color photography - all painstakingly collected by picture researcher Bobby Weaver.

In addition, Weaver has chronicled the history of many of the businesses and organizations that have helped make the Panhandle the great region it is today. These special biographies are collected in a chapter titled "Partners in Progress."

The Golden Spread: An Illustrated History of Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle is essential reading for everyone who cares about one of America's greatest frontiers, a region with a history and a future as big as Texas itself.

Quoted from dustjacket.