The beginning of the BRUSH COUNTRY BYWAY intro in the upcoming Texas Tropical Trail Region Map Book - "Over 20 million acres of South Texas are dominated by brush; almost one-third (13,000 square miles) of this brush covers the northern counties of the Texas Tropical Trail Region. The term Brush Country was made popular by Texas folklorist J. Frank Dobie (1888-1964), especially in the book titled, “A Vaquero of the Brush Country”, (1929). In the 19th century, parts of the American West were described as sage brush country or brush country, but Dobie further defined the term in an essay, “The Brush Country”, published in 1940. Low scrub brush, mesquite and huisache trees and prickly pear cactus provide good cover for the abundant wildlife – white tail deer, quail, wild turkeys...". READ MORE when the new Texas Tropical Trail Map Book is published.
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