Staked Plain


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Staked Plain

n
(Placename) another name for the Llano Estacado

Lla•no Es•ta•ca•do

(ˈlɑ noʊ ˌɛs təˈkɑ doʊ, ˈlæn oʊ)
n.
a large plateau in the SW United States, in W Texas and SE New Mexico.
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On the edge of the desolate Staked Plain of west Texas around 1880 a preternaturally precocious toddler named Maggie Teague "could do what a lot of them still hadn't mastered.
In The Staked Plains, Stefan Kiesbye portrays life in a declining New Mexican town through the eyes of a sometime psychic.
Opening at the meeting of two cowboys, Luke Stuart and Tom Schurtz, during the height of the 1877 cattle-trade season, Seven Ox Seven draws the reader into a partnership between the cowboys and Luke's devout wife Elizabeth, with the goal of establishing a ranch at the edge of the Staked Plains, the Llano Estacado, recently (if not completely) vacated by the Comanche.