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F394.B88 K426 2008



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This musical play is a historical account of episodes in the settlement of Brownsville, Texas, back in the early 19th century. Today, we think of Brownsville as a peaceful and uneventful town, but this was not always the case. Life was risky then. There could be a beautiful society wedding on one day, and the next day gun-toting insurgents could shoot up the town. Juan Cortina, “Red Beard,” played a pivotal role in the history of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. During the Mexican-American War, he fought the American take-over of the north bank of the Rio Grande, and he spent much of the rest of his life fighting for one cause or another along the border. This is the man and these are the times we now call to our stage.

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.PDF, 131 Pages, Text, Illustrations

Border walls : a musical about Redbeard of the Rio Grande


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