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THE PECOS RIVER

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Pecos River bluff and pool
Photo courtesy
Robert A. Phillips

The Pecos River meanders 900 miles across New Mexico and Texas before it flows into the Rio Grande. As soon as it enters Texas from New Mexico the river is immediately put to work separating Loving and Reeves Counties. It is impounded at the Red Bluff Dam and is then released to begin its journey to Seminole Canyon.

Since we've been supplied with such excellent information we've divided our coverage into seven parts, each reporting on a different aspect of the river. They are:

The Towns Along Pecos River

Mentone | Grandfalls | Girvin | Pecos | Iraan | Sheffield | Langtry | Pandale |
Lost Towns of the Pecos - Arno, Orla, Portersville and Verhalen

Pecos River as County Line

River Views by Brewster Hudspeth
3 Photographs by Charlene Beatty Beauchamp & Denise Doud
8 photos by Fiddle Blue

Pecos River as Recreation

Canoeists Take On Pristine Texas River by Sandra Billingsley
Article originally published on July 15, 2001 in the San Angelo Standard-Times. Photographs courtesy of Sandra R. Billingsley and Robert A. Phillips.
Pecos River as Folklore
The River as Folklore by Brewster Hudspeth
Surly Stranger by Mike Cox
Texas Ranger J.W. Fulgham and a Reeves County sheriff’s deputy, identified in the press only by his last name of Lackey, left Pecos, Texas for a ride down the Pecos River, looking for cattle thieves or fugitives in early September 1893. Back then, the Pecos was a good place to find either variety of criminal. ... more
Pecos River Bridges
Pecos River Bridge near Langtry
Hwy 290 Pecos River Bridge near Sheffield

The River as Fragile Eco-system
On a Course with Danger: The Changing Face of the Pecos River by Greg Harman. Reprinted courtesy of The Odessa American. (Coming soon)

The River as Art Gallery
The Fate Bell Shelter and The Rock Art Foundation (Coming soon)

 
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