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Nine years ago on Texas Scribbler

Texas as desert

May 27, 2007

Mouth of the Brazos makes a good point in reviewing the famous John Wayne movie “The Searchers.” Good as the story is, the landscape pretending to be Texas is Utah or Arizona, somewhere flat, dry and dusty.

I still run across Yankees who are amazed to discover we have trees and grass and rolling hills. All because of movies like that one. Good as it is. (But, not being a movie lover, I think Alan Lemay’s book was better.)