Gila Country Legend: The Life and Times of Quentin Hulse (Paperback)Nancy Coggeshall (author)
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Hulse grew up primarily in western New Mexico when that ranch and mining country was still remote and raw. At the age of ten he witnessed a point-blank shooting, the culmination of an old-fashioned frontier feud. He followed his parents between mines and towns until his father established a ranch at Canyon Creek. While serving in the navy during World War II, he landed on the bloody beach at Okinawa. After returning from the war, he was shot in a bar near Silver City during a night of carousing.
Hulse was most at home in the rugged Gila Wilderness, in which he ranched and guided for fifty years. With compassion and nuance, Nancy Coggeshall tells the compelling biography of a unique western rancher constantly adjusting to the inroads of modernity into his traditional way of life. Drawing on oral history, archival sources, and her personal association with Hulse and the Gila, she brings this unique westerner, and New Mexican, to life.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
"For those who didn't know Quentin Hulse, Coggeshall has brought a true Westerner back to life."--Albuquerque Journal
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