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A Long Ride in Texas: The Explorations of John Leonard Riddell

By: Breeden, James O.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: College Station, TX, TAMU Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 605275

ISBN: 089096582X

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


136 pages. Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University. John Leonard Riddell was a medical doctor, geologist, and botanist who traveled from New Orleans through Texas in 1839, surveying the Texas Hill Country for a group of businessmen searching for the lost San Saba silver mine. By joining the expedition, which of course did not find the mine, Riddell became the first trained scientist - preceding even Ferdinand Roerner - to visit the area of the Edwards Plateau and to provide a detailed description of the botany and geology along his route. James O. Breeden ... View more info