Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley

Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley Tradition meets tragedy in the chilling local lore of the Rio Grande Valley Hidden in the dense brush and around oxbow lakes wait sinister secrets unnerving vestiges of the past and wraiths of those

  • Title: Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley
  • Author: DavidBowles
  • ISBN: 9781467119924
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tradition meets tragedy in the chilling local lore of the Rio Grande Valley Hidden in the dense brush and around oxbow lakes wait sinister secrets, unnerving vestiges of the past and wraiths of those claimed by the winding river The spirit of a murdered student in Brownsville paces the locker room where she met her end Tortured souls of patients lost in the Harlingen InTradition meets tragedy in the chilling local lore of the Rio Grande Valley Hidden in the dense brush and around oxbow lakes wait sinister secrets, unnerving vestiges of the past and wraiths of those claimed by the winding river The spirit of a murdered student in Brownsville paces the locker room where she met her end Tortured souls of patients lost in the Harlingen Insane Asylum refuse to be forgotten Guests at the LaBorde Hotel in Rio Grande City report visions of the Red Lady, who was spurned by the soldier she loved and driven to suicide Author David Bowles explores these and of the most harrowing ghost stories from Fort Brown to Fort Ringgold and all the haunted hotels, chapels and ruins in between.

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    1. Binge read it all in a day!So I picked this book up on my trip to Texas. Never heard of it, never knew of its release. It merely sat there on the cashier's check out area in Barnes & Noble, and I bought it on a whim.Over or just about 10 years since I've left the Valley (I really can't remember) for Minnesota, it's safe to say I've become a Minnesotan. However, the things I've learned, seen, and just all around made me who I am, is pure Donna Texas (for those reading this book that's part of [...]

    2. David Bowles is one of my favorite authors. I had this book on pre-order and devoured it as soon as I got the chance to read it. He gives us the history, lore, and legend of 17 ghost stories all set in the RGV area. The history goes as far back as colonial and some pre-colonial periods. The stories bring it all the way to the present day. There are particular ones that I can already tell are going to stick with me.I highly recommend this book, especially for those who enjoy Texas history.

    3. Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley by David Bowles is beautifully written. It is told with passion and is backed up by pertinent research. Its historical content is accompanied by folklore and legend to give the book a distinct touch that readers can/will enjoy. For generations, Hispanics have told many of these legends and continue to do so. It's a way for all of us to cling to our heritage and to our past, which is important because it keeps the RGV relevant and significant. I especially enjoyed [...]

    4. A really interesting piece of folkloric ethnography that definitely goes beyond local interest. Bowles has collected a diverse assortment of spooky tales and, more than just relating campfire stories, has also provided the relevant history, photographs of sites, and insight into some of these personalities that seem to have stuck around beyond their natural spans.

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