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The Real Locations That Inspired Larry McMurtry’s ‘Lonesome Dove’

April 24, 2023 | By Ariel Slick

Of all the quintessentially Texan books, Lonesome Dove ranks right up there. And while most readers are familiar with its iconic descriptions of the dusty land, many may not know the local spots that gave author Larry McMurtry the inspiration to write his historical epic.

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