The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 47, July 1943 - April, 1944 Page: 95
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America was built by those who ventured-
and the Southwest had its share of trail blazers.
Men and women who built a new civilization,
braved all dangers of the wilderness-cutting a
way to the new horizon in the then far distance
ahead. They, who changed the great American
deserts into paradise because they had the forti-
tude to dwell next to nature, mingle with the
wild beasts of the forests and study the voices
of the birds. These forerunners of the splendid
civilization we know today, who faced the ele-
ments, persevered through the droughts and
forded the floods. Those who learned from first
hand experience the torture of fever, pestilence,
and hunger. Those who here and there left
dotted along their paths little mounds of earth,
covering father, son, or mother. Yes, those
sturdy frontier folks who erected the first schools
that coming America might learn the simple
rules of the three R's. They, who built the first
churches to glorify God.
Good literature is coming out of
the Southwest . . . and there is no
reason why it shouldn't when we
consider its background . . . and
the epic splendor of Southwestern
history. If capable authors but write
in story form what has been handed
down to them in words, letters, and
diaries by early settlers and pioneers
. if they record the legends, sa-
gas, and romances of the founding
of this great Empire from the earli-
est day of life, through the years,
to the present, or capture the spirit
of its people . . . they shall enrich
the literature of the nation. And
this is just what authors of NAY-
LOR BOOKS have been doing, and
doing well-as evidenced by the
splendid reviews of the press .
and the commendation of readers.
In prose and poetry . . . in fine
fashion . . . and beautifully worded
manuscripts . . . The Naylor Com-
pany has produced books in attrac-
tive format . . . and durable bind-
ings . . . books which are being well
received . . . and thoroughly appre-
ciated by lovers of good regional
For more than a decade The Naylor Company has been engaged in what
is known in the book world as regional publishing. We have sought out
and published scores of books dealing with the history, folklore, and
legend of the great Southwest, occasionally publishing a technical work
or modern novel.
We have had a keen interest in bringing out the heretofore unpublished
material which should become a part of our culture in this southwestern
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