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001    000014255200 
005    20000117203345.0 
008    981028s1999    txuab        s000 0deng   
010    98047018 
019 1  14255200 
020    0292743386|q(cloth : alk. paper) 
020    0292743394|q(paperback: alk. paper) 
035    .b25166402 
040    DLC|beng|cDLC|dDLC|dLC 
043    n-us-tx 
050 00 F392.B53|bK63 1999 
082 00 976.4/932|221 
100 1  Koch, Etta,|d1904-|0
245 10 Lizards on the mantel, burros at the door :|ba Big Bend 
       memoir /|cEtta Koch with June Cooper Price ; photographs 
       by Etta and Peter Koch and others. 
250    1st ed. 
264  1 Austin :|bUniversity of Texas Press,|c1999. 
300    xiii, 172 pages :|billustrations, maps ;|c23 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
520    "A woman who went West with her husband in the 1840s must 
       have expected hardships and privation, but during the 
       1940s, when Etta Koch stopped off in Big Bend with her 
       young family and a 23-foot travel trailer in tow, she 
       anticipated no more than a civilized camping trip between 
       her old home in Ohio and a new one in Arizona. It was only
       when she found herself moving into an old rock house 
       without plumbing or electricity in the new Big Bend 
       National Park that Etta realized, "From the sheltered life
       of a city girl of moderate circumstances, I too would have
       to face the reality of frontier living." 
520 80 In this book based on her journals and letters, Etta Koch 
       and her daughter June Cooper Price chronicle their 
       family's first years (1944-1946) in the Big Bend. Etta 
       describes how her photographer husband Peter Koch became 
       captivated by the region as a place for natural history 
       filmmaking -- and how she and their three young daughters 
       slowly adapted to a pioneer lifestyle during his months' 
       long absences on the photo-lecture circuit. In vivid, 
       often humorous anecdotes, she describes making the rock 
       house into a home, getting to know the Park Service 
       personnel and other neighbors, coping with the local 
       wildlife, and, most of all, learning to love the rugged 
       landscape and the hearty individuals who call it home. 
600 10 Koch, Etta,|d1904-|0
600 30 Koch family.|0
650  0 Frontier and pioneer life|zTexas|0
       authorities/subjects/sh2008121301|zBig Bend National Park.
651  0 Big Bend National Park (Tex.)|0
       authorities/subjects/sh85013944|xDescription and travel.
651  0 Big Bend National Park (Tex.)|0
700 1  Price, June Cooper,|d1933-|0
907    .b25166402 
984    VU|cheld 
990    MARCIVE MELB 201906 
992    University of Melbourne unique holding in Libraries 
       Australia July 2016. Do not weed without submission to 
       Collections Committee. Ruth Baxter. 
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