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Author Monday, Jane Clements, 1941-
Title Petra's legacy : the South Texas ranching empire of Petra Vela and Mifflin Kenedy / Jane Clements Monday and Frances Brannen Vick.
Imprint College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2007]
Edition First edition.

Author Monday, Jane Clements, 1941-
Series Perspectives on South Texas
Perspectives on south Texas.
Subject Kenedy, Petra Vela, 1823-1885.
Kenedy, Mifflin, 1818-1895.
Women ranchers -- Rio Grande Valley (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.) -- Biography.
Ranchers -- Rio Grande Valley (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.) -- Biography.
Ranch life -- Rio Grande Valley (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.
Married people -- Rio Grande Valley (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.) -- Biography.
Rio Grande Valley (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Rio Grande Valley (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.) -- Biography.
Texas, South -- Biography.
Brownsville (Tex.) -- Biography.
Alt Name Vick, Frances Brannen, 1935-
Description 1 online resource (xii, 430 pages) : illustrations, map.
Edition First edition.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-416) and index.
Contents 1823-54 : "into her world" : Petra's story -- 1823-54 : "into her world" : Mifflin's story -- 1855-60 : forging a life in Brownsville -- 1860-62 : war clouds gather -- 1863 : war closes on Rio Grande Valley -- 1864-65 : chaos along the Rio Grande -- 1866 : home again -- 1867-68 : "woe to Brownsville! woe to Matamoros!" -- 1869-71 : "quién viene" -- 1872-74 : one foot in Brownsville, one in the Wild Horse Desert -- 1873 : politics, bandits, and hard economic times -- 1874 : railroads and cattle drives -- 1875 : Leander McNelly and the Texas Rangers -- 1876 : the apple of his father's eye -- 1877-78 : "a fiend in human form" -- 1879-80 : last days at Laureles : Laurel Leaf Ranch -- 1881 : to the body of Christ : Corpus Christi -- 1882 : la parra : the Grapevine Ranch -- 1883 : they were always there for one another -- 1884 : farewell to Santiago -- 1885 : goodbye to Petrita.
Summary In this biography of Petra Vela Kenedy, the authors not only tell her story but also relate the history of South Texas through a woman's perspective. Utilizing previously unpublished letters, journals, photographs, and other primary materials, the authors reveal the intimate stories of the families who for years dominated governments, land acquisition, commerce, and border politics along the Rio Grande and across the Wild Horse Desert.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781603444606 (electronic bk.)
1603444602 (electronic bk.)
9781585446148 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1585446149 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 650017825
Additional Format Print version: Monday, Jane Clements, 1941- Petra's legacy. 1st ed. College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2007 (DLC) 2007007775 (OCoLC)85623270

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