concho river

In the Tiny Town of Christoval, an Amazing West Texas Oasis Awaits You

April 25, 2018 | By Michael Barr

In bone-dry West Texas, water draws people together, and the cool, refreshing water of the South Concho once made Christoval, 20 miles south of San Angelo, a mecca for West Texans. In the early 20th century, Christoval—named for an early settler—had a hotel, mineral baths, a Baptist encampment that hosted thousands each summer, and an impressive artist colony. 

Irregular Radiance

March 17, 2015 | By John Morthland

Francisco Vazquez de Coronado famously failed in his 16th-Century quest to find the fabled Seven Cities of Gold.

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