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The River Has Never Divided Us: A Border History of La Junta de los Rios

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Not quite the United States and not quite Mexico, La Junta de los Rios straddles the border between Texas and Chihuahua, occupying the basin formed by the conjunction of the Rio Grande and the Rio Conchos. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the Chihuahuan Desert, ranking in age and dignity with the Anasazi pueblos of New Mexico. <P> In the first comprehensive history of the region, Jefferson Morgenthaler traces the history of La Junta de los Rios from the formation of the Mexico-Texas border in the mid-19th century to the 1997 ambush shooting of teenage goatherd Esquiel Hernandez by U.S. Marines performing drug interdiction in El Polvo, Texas. "Though it is scores of miles from a major highway, I found natives, soldiers, rebels, bandidos, heroes, scoundrels, drug lords, scalp hunters, medal winners, and mystics," writes Morgenthaler. "I found love, tragedy, struggle, and stories that have never been told." In telling the turbulent history of this remote valley oasis, he examines the consequences of a national border running through a community older than the invisible line that divides it.

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One of the oldest continuously occupied settlements in the Chichuhuan Desert, La Junta sits in a basin on the border between Mexico and the US formed by the confluence of the Rio Grande flowing south from Texas and the Rio Conchos flowing north from Chihuahua. Morgenthaler, a lawyer and corporate communications consultant in Boerne, Texas traces the history of the place from the establishment of the border in the middle 19th century to the 1997 shooting of a teenage goatherd by the US Marines.
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Not quite the United States and not quite Mexico, La Junta de los Rios straddles the border between Texas and Chihuahua, occupying the basin formed by the conjunction of the Rio Grande and the Rio Conchos. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the Chihuahuan Desert, ranking in age and dignity with the Anasazi pueblos of New Mexico.

In the first comprehensive history of the region, Jefferson Morgenthaler traces the history of La Junta de los Rios from the formation of the Mexico-Texas border in the mid-19th century to the 1997 ambush shooting of teenage goatherd Esquiel Hernandez by U.S. Marines performing drug interdiction in El Polvo, Texas. Though it is scores of miles from a major highway, I found natives, soldiers, rebels, bandidos, heroes, scoundrels, drug lords, scalp hunters, medal winners, and mystics, writes Morgenthaler. I found love, tragedy, struggle, and stories that have never been told. In telling the turbulent history of this remote valley oasis, he examines the consequences of a national border running through a community older than the invisible line that divides it.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292702837
Author:
Morgenthaler, Jefferson
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Mexican-american border region
Subject:
La Junta de los Rios
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Jack and Doris Smothers Series in Texas History, Life, and Culture
Series Volume:
03-017no. 13
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
317
Dimensions:
9.20x6.12x.90 in. 1.33 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Not quite the United States and not quite Mexico, La Junta de los Rios straddles the border between Texas and Chihuahua, occupying the basin formed by the conjunction of the Rio Grande and the Rio Conchos. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the Chihuahuan Desert, ranking in age and dignity with the Anasazi pueblos of New Mexico.

In the first comprehensive history of the region, Jefferson Morgenthaler traces the history of La Junta de los Rios from the formation of the Mexico-Texas border in the mid-19th century to the 1997 ambush shooting of teenage goatherd Esquiel Hernandez by U.S. Marines performing drug interdiction in El Polvo, Texas. Though it is scores of miles from a major highway, I found natives, soldiers, rebels, bandidos, heroes, scoundrels, drug lords, scalp hunters, medal winners, and mystics, writes Morgenthaler. I found love, tragedy, struggle, and stories that have never been told. In telling the turbulent history of this remote valley oasis, he examines the consequences of a national border running through a community older than the invisible line that divides it.

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