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My Name is Frederick Rice and I Was Born Here

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My Name is Frederick Rice and I was Born Here: The Story of a Real Cowboy in Big Bend, Texas. By Stanley Ewald and others.

Part oral history, part biography, and part family and community album, this unique monograph tells the story of long-time Big Bend resident Frederick Rice and his family and friends. Born in 1914, Frederick Rice grew up on a ranch near Grapevine Hills and attended school at Dugout Wells and Marathon until he "quituated" after the 7th grade. His quick wit and encyclopedic memory made him a favorite of National Park Service researchers and park visitors alike. This book compiles interviews recorded by the Park Service and personal anecdotes told to the authors, and includes rare photos of places otherwise lost to time and park development. It's a must-read for anyone who wants the real story of the Big Bend before the park.

8 1/2" x 11" softcover. 141 pages. Black and white photos and maps. 1995.

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