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Chili Queens, Hay Wagons and Fandangos (The Spanish Plazas in Frontier San Antonio)

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9781595346728
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Overview

This coffee table book displays more than 100 rarely seen images to bring to life the frontier era of one of America’s most unusual cities, seen through its Spanish plazas. Colorful iconic paintings and drawings mix with 19th century photographic stereoviews and cabinet cards, cropped for impact and appearing with their original subtle tonings.

As San Antonio’s frontier era was ending in the 1870s and 1880s, Military Plaza by day was a vivid outdoor market. By night it was a crowded dining venue where storied chili queens dished out spicy meals while saloons and fandango halls pulsed nearby. A cathedral dating from 1738 faced Main Plaza, where Apache chieftains and Spaniards once buried a hatchet, a lance, six arrows and a horse to signify peace. On Alamo Plaza, a demonstration of how barbed wire constrained a herd of cattle changed the course of the American West.

Its plazas were the heart of San Antonio since its earliest days on the remote northern frontier of New Spain. Not long after a railroad—in 1877—at last provided easy access to the rest of the nation, rapid growth made San Antonio start looking more like cities elsewhere. Chili Queens, Hay Wagons and Fandangos allows us to picture the earlier, more colorful time. Illustrations are accompanied by descriptive captions and a concise narrative.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Lewis F. Fisher
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    120
    Publisher:
    Trinity University Press (January 1, 2010)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9781595346728
    ISBN-10:
    1595346724
    Weight:
    21.5oz
    Dimensions:
    10" x 10"
    Case Pack:
    26
    File:
    Eloquence-Perseus_PGW_10042016_complete_onix21-20161004b.xml
    Folder:
    Eloquence
    As low as:
    $19.94
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