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BIBLIOGRAPHY
Archival Collections

Federal

National Archives and Records Administration.

College Park, MD.

    Record Group 79. National Park Service.
    Central Consolidated Files.

Rocky Mountain Region Branch. Denver, CO.

    Record Group 79. National Park Service.
    Southwest Regional Office.

Federal Records Center. Fort Worth, TX.

    Record Group 79. National Park Service.
    Big Bend National Park.
    Southwest Region Office.

Big Bend National Park.

Historical Files. Science and Resources Division Library.
Superintendent's Files.

Southwest Support Office. National Park Service. Santa Fe, NM.

Historical Files. Historical Library.

Office of Mexican Affairs. National Park Service. New Mexico State University. Las Cruces, NM.

MEAF Files.


Private

Archives of the Big Bend. Wildenthal Library. Sul Ross State University.

Everett Townsend Collection.
Horace Morelock Collection.

National Parks Concessions, Inc. Cave City, Kentucky.

NPCI Files.

Books

Abbey, Edward. One Life at a Time, Please. New York. Henry Holt And Company. 1988.

Arnold, Joseph L. The Evolution of the 1936 Flood Control Act. Fort Belvoir, VA. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Office of History. 1988.

Cronon, William N. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England. New York. Hill and Wang. 1983.

Deckert, Frank. Big Bend: Three Steps to the Sky. Big Bend National Park, Texas. Big Bend Natural History Association. 1981.

Dilsaver, Lary M., ed. America's National Park System: The Critical Documents. Lanham, MD. Rowman and Littlefield. 1994.

Fabry, Judith K. Guadalupe Mountains National Park: An Administrative History. Santa Fe, NM. National Park Service. 1988.

Fehrenbach, T.E. Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans. New York. Macmillan Company. 1985.

Fireman, Janet R. The Spanish Royal Corps of Engineers in the Western Borderlands, 1764-1815. Glendale, CA. Arthur H. Clark Company. 1970.

Garrison, Lemuel A. The Making of a Ranger: Forty Years with the National Parks. Salt Lake City, UT. Howe Books. 1988.

Gates, Paul Wallace. History of Public Land Law Development. Washington, DC. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1968.

Gomez, Arthur R. A Most Singular Country: A History of Occupation in the Big Bend. Provo, UT. Charles Redd Center for Western Studies. Brigham Young University. 1990.

Gutierrez, Ramon A. When Jesus Came, The Corn Mothers Went Away: Marriage, Sexuality, and Power in New Mexico, 1500-1846. Stanford, CA. Stanford University Press. 1991.

Jameson, John. The Story of Big Bend National Park. Austin. University of Texas Press. 1996.

Johannsen, Robert W. To the Halls of the Montezumas: The Mexican War in the American Imagination. New York. Oxford University Press. 1985.

Kammen, Michael. Mystic Chords of Memory: The Transformation Of Traditions in American Culture. New York. Alfred A. Knopf. 1991.

Koch, Etta. Lizards at the Mantel, Burros at the Door. Austin. University of Texas Press. 1999.

Lamar, Howard Roberts, ed. The Reader's Encyclopedia of the American West. New York. Thomas Y. Crowell Company. 1977.

Lowitt, Richard W. The New Deal and the West. Bloomington, IN. 1984.

McClelland, Linda Flint. Building the National Parks: Historic Landscape Design and Construction. Baltimore, MD. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1998.

Meyer, Michael C. and William L. Sherman. The Course of Mexican History. Fifth Edition. New York. Oxford University Press. 1995.

Moorhead, Max L. The Apache Frontier: Jacobo Ugarte and Spanish-Indian Relations in Northern New Spain, 1769-1791. Norman,OK. University of Oklahoma Press. 1968.

Mulroy, Kevin. Freedom on the Border: The Seminole Maroons in Florida, the Indian Territory, Coahuila, and Texas. Lubbock, TX. Texas Tech University Press. 1993.

Nash, Gerald D. The American West in the Twentieth Century: A Short History of an Urban Oasis. Albuquerque, NM. University of New Mexico Press. 1977.

Nash, Gerald D. The American West Transformed: The Impact of the Second World War. Bloomington, IN. Indiana University Press.1985.

Nash, Gerald D. The West in World War II: Reshaping the Economy. Lincoln, NE. University of Nebraska Press. 1990.

Ragsdale, Kenneth B. Quicksilver: Terlingua and the Chisos Mining Company. College Station, Texas. Texas A&M University Press.1996.

Raht, Carlysle. The Romance of Davis Mountains and Big Bend Country. Odessa, TX. Rahtbooks. 1963.

Rohrbough, Malcolm J. The Land Office Business: The Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands, 1789-1837. New York. Oxford University Press. 1968.

Schuler, Friedrich E. Mexico Between Hitler and Roosevelt: Mexican Foreign Relations in the Age of Lazaro Cardenas, 1934-1940. Albuquerque, NM. University of New Mexico Press. 1998.

Sellars, Richard N. Preserving Nature in the National Parks: A History. New Haven, CT. Yale University Press. 1997.

Simonian, Lane. Defending the Land of the Jaguar: A History of Conservation in Mexico. Austin, TX. University of Texas Press.1995.

Starr, Kevin. Americans and the California Dream, 1850-1910. New York. Oxford University Press. 1973.

Tyler, Ron C. The Big Bend: A History the Last Texas Frontier. College Station, Texas. Texas A&M University Press. 1996.

Utley, Robert M. Fort Davis National Historic Site, Texas. Washington, DC. U.S. Department of the Interior. National Park Service. 1965.

Webb, Walter Prescott. The Great Plains. New York. Grosset and Dunlap. 1976 reprint.

Weber, David J. The Spanish Frontier in North America, 1513-1821. New Haven, CT. Yale University Press. 1992.

Welsh, Michael. A Special Place, A Sacred Trust: Preserving the Fort Davis Story. Santa Fe, NM. National Park Service. 1996.

Welsh, Michael. Dunes and Dreams: A History of White Sands National Monument. Santa Fe, NM. National Park Service.1995.

Welsh, Michael. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Albuquerque District, 1935-1985. Albuquerque, NM. University of New Mexico Press. 1987.

Wirth, Conrad L. Parks, Politics, and the People. Norman, OK. 1988.


Articles

Cisneros, Jose, and Valerie J. Naylor. "Uniting La Frontera: The Ongoing Efforts to Establish a Transboundary Park." Environment. Volume 41. Number 3. April 1999.

Cronon, William N. "Turner's First Stand: The Significance of Significance in American History." Richard W. Etulain, ed. Writing Western History: Essays on Major Western Historians. Albuquerque. University of New Mexico Press. 1991.

Edwards, Elmer J. "To the Big Bend Away! Newest National Park Is Widest of the Open Spaces, Offers Most to Vacationists Seeking Nature at Its Rawest." West Texas Today. Volume 26. Number 3. May 1945.


Journals

Welsh, Michael. "A Prophet Without Honor: George J. Sanchez and Bilingualism in New Mexico." New Mexico Historical Review. Volume 69. Number One. January 1994.


Government Publications

Eleventh Census of the United States. 1890.

Twelfth Census of the United States. 1900.

Thirteen Census of the United States. 1910.

Fourteenth Census of the United States. 1920.

Gomez, Arthur R. "Mariscal Quicksilver Mine and Reduction Works." Historic American Engineering Record. HAER No. TX-72. August 1997. Office of History. Southwest Support Office. National Park Service. Santa Fe, NM.


Unpublished Dissertations and Theses

Anderson, James A. "Land Acquisition in the Big Bend National Park of Texas." Master's Thesis. Sul Ross State College. 1967.

Roth, Daniel Lou. "Mexican and American Policy Alternatives in the Big Bend Region — An Updated Study of the Proposed Mexican National Park in the Sierra del Carmen." Master's Thesis. University of Texas, Austin. 1992.


Newspapers
Abilene (Texas) Reporter-News.
Albuquerque (New Mexico) Journal.
Alpine (Texas) Avalanche.
Amarillo (Texas) Daily News.
Austin (Texas) Dispatch.
Austin (Texas) Statesman.
Austin (Texas) Texan.
Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times.
Dallas (Texas) Morning News.
Dallas (Texas) News.
Dallas (Texas) Times-Herald.
El Paso (Texas) Times.
Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram.
Houston (Texas) Chronicle.
Houston (Texas) Post.
Oklahoma City Oklahoman.
Pampa (Texas) News.
San Antonio (Texas) Express.
San Francisco (California) News.
Santa Fe (New Mexico) New Mexican.
Tyler (Texas) Telegraph.
Wichita Falls (Texas) Times.

Oral Interviews

Alex, Tom. Chief Archaeologist. Big Bend National Park, Texas. October 18, 1996.

Alex, Tom, and Betty Alex. Big Bend National Park, Texas. June 6, 1997.

Arnberger, Robert. Superintendent. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. June 3, 1996.

Babbitt, Bruce. Secretary of the Interior. Big Bend National Park, Texas. April 10, 1999.

Balaz, Gene. Green Valley, Arizona. May 31, 1996.

Beard, Val. County Magistrate. Brewster County. Alpine, Texas.August 26, 1998.

Carrera, Julio. Director. Maderas del Carmen Protected Area. SEMARNAP. Big Bend National Park, Texas. April 10, 1999.

Carrico, James W. Study Butte, Texas. January 16, 1997.

Cisneros, Jose. Superintendent. Big Bend National Park, Texas. August 21, 1997.

Cisneros, Jose. Superintendent. Big Bend National Park, Texas. April 23, 1998.

Cisneros, Jose. Santa Fe, New Mexico. May 6, 1999.

Cisneros, Jose. Santa Fe, New Mexico. February 4, 2000.

Cook, John. Field Director. Intermountain Region Field Office. Denver, Colorado. August 1, 1996.

Davila, Vidal. Chief. Sciences and Resource Management Division. Big Bend National Park, Texas. September 5, 1997.

Davila, Vidal. Chief. Sciences and Resource Mangement Division. Big Bend National Park, Texas. August 21, 1998.

Deckert, Frank. Superintendent. Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Carlsbad, New Mexico. September 20, 1996.

Dickenson, Russell. Seattle, Washington. January 28, 1997.

Dominguez, Pablo. Director. Canon de Santa Elena Protected Area.Ciudad Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. May 31, 1999.

Evans, Doug and Doris. Big Bend National Park, Texas. October 18, 1996.

Fitch, Monte. Grand Junction, Colorado. August 27, 1997.

Fleming, Mike. Science and Resources Management Division. Big Bend National Park, Texas. September 23, 1996.

Frye, Steve. Chief Ranger. Glacier National Park, Montana. July 25, 1996.

Grano, Francisco. Marathon, Texas. January 18, 1997.

Hanson, Garner. President. National Parks Concessions, Inc. Cave City, Kentucky. September 19, 1997.

Haraden, Robert. Seeley Lake, Montana. July 24, 1996.

Harrison, Dudley. County Judge. Terrell County. Fort Davis, Texas. June 7, 1997.

Joseph, Stanley. Groveland, California. September 6, 1999.

Koch, Etta. Alpine, Texas. September 21, 1996.

LaFon, Alfonso. Maestro-Investigador. Departemento de Manejo de Recursos Naturales. Facultad de Zootecnia. Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua. Ciudad Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. June 1, 1999.

Lobello, Rick. Director. Carlsbad Caverns Nature Association. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico. August 18, 1999.

Marin, Carlos. Chief Engineer. International Boundary and Water Commission. El Paso, Texas. August 26, 1998.

McCurdy, Charles. Santa Fe, New Mexico. August 22, 1997.

McNatt, Reece Sholley. Alamogordo, New Mexico. December 18, 1996.

Milburn, James. Vice-President. National Parks Concessions, Inc. Cave City, Kentucky. September 19, 1997.

Olivas, Ramon. Office of Mexican Affairs. National Park Service. New Mexico State University. Las Cruces, New Mexico. December 18, 1996.

Pitcock, Roy and Louis. Graham, Texas. November 28, 1997.

Reyer, Karen and Eldon. Santa Fe, New Mexico. August 6, 1996.

Rogers, Jerry. Field Superintendent. Southwest Support Office. National Park Service. Santa Fe, New Mexico. August 22, 1997.

Rumburg, Joseph. Green Valley, Arizona. May 31, 1996.

Schaafsma, Curtis. Santa Fe, New Mexico. August 7, 1996.

Schmidt, Henry. Sun City, Arizona. December 10, 1996.

Smith, Bob. Three Rivers, California. September 7, 1996.

Uribe, Gloria. Ciudad Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. May 31, 1999.

Wendt, Bill. Midpines, California. September 6, 1996.

Yarborough, Keith. Department of Geography. Sul Ross State University. Alpine, Texas. January 17, 1997.


Telephone Interviews

Liles, Jim. Buffalo National River Recreation Area. Harrison, Arkansas. August 21, 1997.

Ott, Marty. Salt Lake City Trails Office. National Park Service. August 25, 1997.


Web Sites

Big Bend National Park Web Site

https://www.nps.gov/bibe/facts.htm
headquarters and service station
Figure 24: Panther Junction Headquarters Area and Service Station (1958)

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