Thursday, August 25, 2016


John Alexander Graves III, on Monday Nov 11, 1957 ...

launched his canoe below Possum Kingdom Lake for a 21 day, 170 mile trip down the Brazos, "The River of the Arms of God."  

He was accompanied by a Dachshund whose real name was Watty but was named "Passenger" in the magazine article and book. 

Holiday Magazine published a story called Drifting Down The Brazos in the November 1959 issue. 

The Book, Goodbye To A River Was Published in October of 1960 and has never gone out of print. 

The book is a Texas Classic.

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