Camp Verde: Texas Frontier Defense


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Camp Verde: Texas Frontier Defense (Landmarks Series)

The Verde Valley–the seemingly easy route to west Texas–was in fact a land of peril, adventure and near mythic heroes. Historic Camp Verde has long been a strategic stronghold guarding the pass, the valley and the many trails converging at this river crossing. As frontiersmen and settlers pushed through the pass and Native Americans responded with violent force, the famed Texas Rangers attempted to control the region. Officially established in 1856, the camp would become the testing ground for the army’s Camel Experiment and an outpost for Robert E. Lee’s legendary Second U.S. Cavalry. Join local historian Joseph Luther as he narrates the tumultuous and uniquely Texan history of Camp Verde.

Paperback. Published by The History Press. 2012. Written by Joseph Luther.


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