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Morning Comes to Elk Mountain: Dispatches from the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Biography / Memoir

By: Gary Lantz (Author), David Taylor (Foreword By)

272 pages, 20 colour photos, 1 map

University of North Texas Press

Paperback | Sep 2013 | #212533 | ISBN-13: 9781574415391
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Hardback | Sep 2013 | #212534 | ISBN-13: 9781574415278
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About this book

Organized as a series of monthly journal entries, Morning Comes to Elk Mountain is Lantz's response to ten years of exploring the rough and unexpected beauty of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. A combination of memoir, natural history, Native American history, and geology, Morning Comes to Elk Mountain is enriched by 20 color photos and a map to appeal to the seasoned visitor as well as the newcomer to the refuge.

The national wildlife refuge that's the focus of Morning Comes to Elk Mountain was among the first established by President Theodore Roosevelt. He helped save the Wichitas from miners and land speculators, and instead the harsh yet scenic area became the nation's first bison refuge, established to keep this American icon from slipping into extinction.

Today the refuge hosts more than a million visitors a year, most of them coming to hike the trails, climb the rocks, photograph bison and prairie dogs, or simply commune with a beautiful, wild area that remains a spiritual landscape for the Kiowa and Comanche Indians who call it home.


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