Author of 'Hank the Cowdog' Reissues First Book
By Chip Chandler
"Long before Hank the Cowdog was patrolling the ranch, his daddy was getting a first-hand look at the history of his home region.
Now, fans of author John R. Erickson can get a look at his first book, reissued by the University of North Texas Press for the first time since 1995.
“Through Time and the Valley” was first published in 1978, capturing Erickson’s 15-day horseback expedition down the Canadian River from Plemons to the Oklahoma border and back to Canadian.
In the book, now available in stores and online, Erickson describes his journey along the oft-dry river with photographer and friend Bill Ellzey.
“I was a young guy at that time — in my 20s, I think — and had just moved back to Perryton and wanted to read about this kind of mysterious place, the Canadian River valley, and I found that nothing had been written about it,” Erickson said Thursday. . ." (click on link below to read entire article)
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