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Noak Votes
Rex W. Strickland, Six Who Came to El Paso, Volume I, No. 3
(Fall, 1963), in the Texas Western College Southwestern Studies
Series, continues the spendid quality of performance established
in the first two issues of the new Far West Texas publication pro-
gram. Through the individual stories of Frank White, Benjamin
F. Coons, Parker H. French, James Wiley Magoffin, Hugh Ste-
phenson, and Simeon Hart, six pioneers who came to El Paso,
Professor Strickland develops a penetrating study of the estab-
lishment and initial growth of a community that was destined to
become the crossroads focal point or metropolis for a vast terri-
tory whose hinterland would eventually encompass far reaches of
Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and North Mexico. The peculiar
qualities of the land and the men who sought to conquer it are
admirably delineated in this concise and rapidly moving study of
the interaction of social, economic, political, and physical forces
that were concentrated on the Pass of the North in the mid-nine-
teenth century. CHESTER V. KIELMAN
The University of Texas Archives
The Pruett Press of Boulder, Colorado, has recently issued a
reprint of Colorado Volunteers in the Civil War The New Mexico
Campaign in 1862, by William C. Whitford. Though somewhat
outdated, this fifty-eight-year-old study of the participation of the
Colorado Volunteers in the defense of New Mexico against Henry
H. Sibley's invasion with a brigade of Texas cavalry remains a
useful volume on the part Coloradoans played in the struggle.
Of particular interest are the numerous photographs taken in
19go6 of all the significant New Mexico landmarks from Valverde
north. There are also prints of officers in the upper echelons of
command on both sides, including the Texans Baylor, Scurry,
and Teel. The reprint has been enhanced by the inclusion of an
index. For study of Sibley's New Mexico campaign and particu-
larly of the efforts of the Colorado Volunteers, this volume can-
not be brushed casually aside. DAVID B. GRACY, II

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