The River Has Never Divided Us:
Border History of La Junta de los Rios
Jefferson Morgenthaler 368 pages, softcover $22.95. University of
Texas Press, 2004.
The Rio Grande and Rio Conchos meet to
form La Junta de los Rios, a basin along the U.S.-Mexico border
where the cast of characters includes farmers, shepherds, Border
Patrol agents and even the odd tourist. The place is obviously near
and dear to Morgenthaler: "The things that can be cooked with lard,
pinto beans and masa harina will make you fat unless you work as
hard as people do in Presidio," he writes.
The River Has Never Divided Us: A Border History of La Junta de los Rios
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