Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Granbury: The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend.

November 2, 2013 - 11:00am

Granbury, Texas—Preserve Granbury will present four seminars in November and December that will delve into Texas and Comanche history and examine how actual events became the stuff of legendary Texas folklore. 

The first seminar is Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. at the Hood County Library. It will feature Pulitzer-prize winning author Glenn Frankel discussing his new book, The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend. Frankel's book compares the real life abduction of 9-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker by Comanches to the legendary story created by moviemakers in John Ford’s 1956 film, The Searchers. Frankel is director of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He worked 33 years for The Washington Post. During his career there, Frankel won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. A complimentary lunch and showing of the movie, The Searchers, will follow Frankel's talk.



  • Hood County Library
  • 222 N. Travis St.
  • Granbury, Texas
  • 76048



  • Free

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