Book coverCBBS historian and Archaeologist David Keller conducted historical research and has written a book on Pinto Canyon and surrounding areas including Ruidosa, Chinati Hot Springs, Candelaria, as well as conducting archeological investigations on historic sites on Pinto Canyon ranch–from remote mining camps to abandoned adobe villages. In the Shadow of the Chinatis was published in 2019 by the Texas A & M University Press and was the winner of the 2020 Al Lowman Memorial Prize for Best Book on Texas County or Local History.

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