Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Hallie Stillwell, Rancher and Texas Legend
Her autobiography, I'll Gather My Geese, starts with,
"It was July 29, 1918. I was a nervous bride-to-be and twenty years old. I should have been excited and elated that the handsomest and most eligible bachelor around had proposed marriage, but instead I could only think of Papa's words: "He's too old for you and he hasn't led a proper life. That man drinks and gambles too much. He's just not suitable for you, daughter!"
Hallie was a woman of determination, independence, spirit, with an unshakable love for our vast and wild lands of the Texas Mountain Trail region. For a treat, do yourself a favor to get a glimpse of the life of this remarkable woman....Click here to read about her life in the New York Times' obituary.
Click here to read about Hallie's Hall of Fame at the Stillwell Store,between the northeast corner of Big Bend National Park and Black Gap State Wildlife Preserve on Ranch Road 2627, just off 385.
You can buy Hallie's books at Front Street Books, in Alpine and Marathon. (The Alpine store is right around the corner from the mural!) Or at the Stillwell Store!
For more women's memoirs from the region, click here!