The author's grandfather, Charles Chandler, settled the area of the mouth of Independence Creek in 1900 and ranched it for many years. But her father, Joe Chandler, saw more potential for the green valley than ranchland. Over the years he built there one of the most popular recreation areas in southwest Texas. Charlena Chandler goes beyond the history of the ranch to tell a more personal story of the experiences of her grandparents and parents and of her growing up on the ranch. Her book is a realistic, human-events account of the generations that came to realize there was no other place on earth like the place they lived.Texas Water Resources 13, no. 1 (1987): 7-8. alt;http://twri.tamu.edu/newsletters/ Texas WaterResources/twr-vl3nl.pdfagt;. aquot;Joe Chandler Rides Range in Golf Cart or , at Worst, a Jeep.aquot; West Texas Livestock Weekly, 11 July 1968. Karges, John.
|Title||:||On Independence Creek|
|Publisher||:||Texas Tech University Press - 2004|