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Texas People, Texas Places
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Following up Texas, My Texas: Musings of the Rambling Boy with a second collection of essays, Lonn Taylor’s Texas People, Texas Places again explores the very best of Texas geography, Texas history, and Texas personalities. In a state so famous for its pride, Taylor manages to write an exceptionally honest, witty, and wise book about Texas past and Texas present.
 
Texas People, Texas Places is a story of men and women and places that have made this state great. From a small-town radio host to tight-fisted West Texas ranchers, and even to Taylor’s own family members, Taylor’s subjects paint a profound and dynamic picture.
 
Lonn Taylor shares anecdotes that will appeal to any Texan, in a voice that is as personal as it is unique.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. x-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. I. Texas People
  2. pp. 5-6
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  1. 1. Travels With My Father
  2. pp. 7-10
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  1. 2. Uncle Kit the Drifter
  2. pp. 11-14
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  1. 3. A Love Story
  2. pp. 15-18
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  1. 4. Figgi
  2. pp. 19-22
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  1. 5. Rachel on the Radio
  2. pp. 23-25
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  1. 6. The Lady Librarians
  2. pp. 26-29
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  1. 7. Amelia Williams, Cotton Farmer and Scholar
  2. pp. 30-33
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  1. 8. Thoroughly Modern Mojella
  2. pp. 34-37
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  1. 9. Frugality Was a Virtue
  2. pp. 38-41
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  1. 10. Apache Adams
  2. pp. 42-44
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  1. 11. Ted Gray
  2. pp. 45-47
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  1. 12. Carry Huffman and Joe Sitter, Border Lawmen
  2. pp. 48-51
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  1. 13. Two Viejos at a Kitchen Table
  2. pp. 52-55
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  1. 14. Alan Tennant and the Rattlesnakes
  2. pp. 56-59
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  1. 15. Colonel Crimmins, the Rattlesnake Venom Man
  2. pp. 60-63
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  1. 16. Two Governors for the Price of One
  2. pp. 64-66
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  1. 17. Pappy and the Light Crust Doughboys
  2. pp. 67-70
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  1. 18. The Two Garcias
  2. pp. 71-74
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  1. 19. The Lark of the Border
  2. pp. 75-79
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  1. 20. Albert Alvarez, Secret Historian
  2. pp. 80-82
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  1. 21. Mary Bonkemeyer and the Grits Trees
  2. pp. 83-85
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  1. 22. Gene Miller, Ranch Wife
  2. pp. 86-88
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  1. 23. Russell Lee, Photographer
  2. pp. 89-92
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  1. 24. Bill Leftwich, Artist
  2. pp. 93-96
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  1. 25. The Propeller Man of Marfa
  2. pp. 97-100
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  1. 26. Small-Town Journalists
  2. pp. 101-104
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  1. 27. Lee Bennett and Marfa's History
  2. pp. 105-107
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  1. 28. Jack Jackson Rewrites Texas History
  2. pp. 108-111
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  1. 29. Myrrl McBride, Prisoner of War
  2. pp. 112-115
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  1. 30. Some Texas Confederates
  2. pp. 116-119
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  1. 31. The Jacksons of Blue and Other Texas Chairmakers
  2. pp. 120-122
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  1. 32. A Bunch of Cowboys Trying to Build an Airplane
  2. pp. 123-126
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  1. 33. Amon Carter and Fort Worth
  2. pp. 127-130
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  1. II. Texas Places
  2. pp. 131-132
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  1. 34. Dark Corner and High Hill
  2. pp. 133-136
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  1. 35. County Courthouses
  2. pp. 137-141
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  1. 36. Snooping Around Historic Houses
  2. pp. 142-144
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  1. 37. Juneteenth Belongs to Texas
  2. pp. 145-148
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  1. 38. Christmas in Anson
  2. pp. 149-152
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  1. 39. There Was Nothing for Us to Do But Run
  2. pp. 153-156
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  1. 40. San Antonio's Cement Sculpture
  2. pp. 157-160
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  1. 41. The Flying Boat on Medina Lake
  2. pp. 161-164
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  1. 42. Dance Halls and Honky Tonks
  2. pp. 165-168
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  1. 43. Fidel in Wharton
  2. pp. 169-172
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  1. 44. Adventures in Albany
  2. pp. 173-176
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  1. 45. The West Texas Town of El Paso
  2. pp. 177-180
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  1. 46. Bryan Woolley's Wonderful Room
  2. pp. 181-184
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  1. 47. Austin 1962, Fort Davis 2011
  2. pp. 185-188
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  1. 48. A Killing in the Big Bend
  2. pp. 189-192
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  1. 49. Marfa's Fort D. A. Russell
  2. pp. 193-196
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  1. 50. The Ronquillo Grant
  2. pp. 197-199
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  1. 51. The Food Shark
  2. pp. 200-203
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  1. 52. The Highland Hereford Rough Riders
  2. pp. 204-207
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  1. 53. The Road to the Mine
  2. pp. 208-211
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  1. 54. The Secret History of the Big Bend
  2. pp. 212-215
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  1. 55. Tony Cano's Marfa
  2. pp. 216-219
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  1. 56. The Sandia Springs Wetlands
  2. pp. 220-223
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  1. 57. After the Fire
  2. pp. 224-227
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 228-228
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