Lone Star Lost
Buried Treasures in Texas
4.5 x 6.5, 96 pp.
Texas Small Books
  cloth
Price:        $9.95

978-0-87565-392-1

Published by Texas Christian University Press

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Lone Star Lost

Buried Treasures in Texas

By Patrick Dearen

Patrick Dearen went in search of buried treasures, not gold or silver or jewels, but untapped tales worthy of J. Frank Dobie. And he found for Lone Star Lost ten such stories that spring from the bedrock, shared with the author by native sons and daughters who know that the real treasure is our Texas heritage. These stories grew from the land—the Texas soil that gives birth to history and sprinkles it with legend. From the piney woods on the east to the Chihuahuan Desert on the west, from the subtropical marshes on the south to the mountains on the north, Texas is alive with the kind of wonder that has sent men in quest of their own Cibolas for generations.

Recognized by Southwestern Historical Quarterly as a "worthy successor to J. Frank Dobie," PATRICK DEAREN has researched lost treasures of Texas for more than twenty-five years. His book Castle Gap and the Pecos Frontier broke new ground in the study of hidden bonanzas in the state's western reaches. The author of nine novels and eight nonfiction books, Dearen has been honored by Western Writers of America, West Texas Historical Association, and Permian Historical Association. He makes his home in Midland, Texas.

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