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Legends and life in Texas : folklore from the Lone Star State, in stories and song

Format: Print Book 2017
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction GR110.T5 L43 2017
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  GR110.T5 L43 2017
 
 
Summary
There is sometimes a fine line between history and folklore. This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society tells stories about real-life characters from Texas's history, as well as personal reflections about life from diverse perspectives throughout the last century. The first section covers legendary characters like Davy Crockett and Sam Houston, and people who were bigger or bolder than others, yet seem to have been forgotten. The second section includes works that examine songs of our youth, as well as the customs associated with music, whether it's on a football field or in a prison yard. The works in the final section recall memories of a simpler time, when cars and home appliances lacked modern conveniences, and when it was a treat just to go and "visit" with family and friends. All of these works capture something of our past, if only to carry it on and keep it alive for generations to come.
Contents
"Legendary" Texans
Jacob Brodbeck: the first man to fly /Jerry Young
Hugh 'Hackberry Slim' Johnson, II / Jo Virgil
The grave of the lonesome cowboy: Mitchell Crossing Ranch, McCulloch County, Texas / Barbara Finlay
Georgianna Knowles: borderland bullfighter / Charlie T. McCormick
Sam Houston was not born in Texas, and other disturbing facts / Vicky J. Rose
Did David Crockett really stop in Bastrop? some facts and folklore / Mariann Laughlin
Myth, folklore, and misconception in the 1860 capture of Cynthia Ann Parker / Paul H. Carlson
The legend of Old Casuse and his paint horse gallows / Michael Collins
The hermit: a study of the legend central to Cascade Caverns in Boerne, Texas / Erin Marissa Russell and Matt Gibson
A British adventure in the year of the Texas centennial / Adam Cree
The family saga of Mody Boatright / James Mody Bridges
The legacy of John O. West: Mexican-American folklore from the 20th to the 21st century / Meredith E. Abarca and Lucy Fischer-West
Texas folk song and dance
Here a ditty, there a ditty, everywhere a little ditty / Karen Reinartz Haile
Come on-a my house: a look at the house and ranch dances of Texas / Carol Bolland
Yodels, cattle calls, and other melodious sounds / Jean Granberry Schnitz
Boosting the Eden Bulldogs Margaret A. Cox
Refrain from prison: how the Texas prison music program connected the incarcerated and 'the free' / Ruth Massingill, Mel Strait, and Emily Jones
Life in Texas as we remember it
Our pre-teen silver screen dreams and pied-piper Melton Barker, an itinerant filmmaker / Robert J. (Jack) Duncan
Visiting in the 1930s / W. Floyd Elliott
Whiskey stills in the hills / Lee Haile
Cooking with gas: the quiet revolution / Charles Williams
Homestead heritage farms: a step back in time in central Texas / Charles B. Martin
Old cars driving around Austin: boyhood adventures behind the wheel / John Meadows
Before I was five / Elizabeth Harris Duncan.

Additional Information
Series Publications of the Texas Folklore Society ; no. 72.
Subjects Folklore -- Texas.
Folk songs, English -- Texas -- History and criticism.
Folk music -- Texas -- History and criticism.
Texas -- Biography.
Texas -- Social life and customs.
Publisher Denton, Texas :2017
Contributors Untiedt, Kenneth L., 1966- editor.
Language English
Description ix, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781574416978
1574416979
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