The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 38, July 1934 - April, 1935 Page: 176
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176 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
And so passed a trade that had developed through approxi-
mately one hundred and fifty years-a commerce as significant
for the Plains as the buccaneer's trade for the sea. And in the
fading of its trails it passed completely, passed from the mem-
ory of men and the stories of the range. Its names too are fad-
ing, for the Valle de las Lagrimas now sheds no tears unless for
the past, and the tongues of Las Lenguas speak only from
the dead in commemoration of the comanchero trade, hope and
ideal of the outlaw West-cow thieving without odium, rustling
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