Willie Nelson is no degreed historian, but he knows Texas and its people.
“What defines all of us native Texans is our strong sense of place. We own where we’re from, carry it inside us no matter where we go,” he says in his foreword to Becky Crouch Patterson’s “The Ranch That Was Us.”
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The Ranch That Was Us
Becky Crouch Patterson
Trinity University Press, $24.95
Texas State Parks and the CCC: The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps
Cynthia Brandimarte with Angela Reed
Texas A&M University Press, $25