The Way I Heard It: Tales of the Big Bend
Place Published: Austin
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Date Published: 1959
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 33337
87pp. Octavo [22 cm] Brownish orange cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Near fine. The extremities are ever so slightly bumped and rubbed. Yellowed pages. In a very good dust jacket, with subtle age-toning and minor edge wear.
From the dust jacket- "The folklore of Texas' Big Bend region was still in the making when Walter Fulcher was growing up. Born in Lampasas County in 1887, the son of a pioneer West Texas ranchman, he worked while still a young man on the Martin Ranch near Sheffield. There he witnessed events in the last outlaw activities of the notorious Black Jack Ketchum gang. He also learned Spanish from fellow ranchhands and began listening to tales both in that language and in his native tongue, tales of the exciting country around the Big Bend of the Rio Grande."