In this Book

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The topics include Texas place names, Roy Bean, anecdotes from Brazos River bottoms, Mexican ghosts from El Paso, comedy in folk superstitions, witching for water with the Bible, pioneer folk ways, old sayings from Texas, Irish fairies in Texas, Alabama Indian music, tales from the Alabamas, among many other stories and folk characters.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. i-iii
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. iv
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  1. Preface to the Reprint Edition
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  1. Taking it Straight
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  1. Contents
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  1. Stories in Texas Place Names
  2. pp. 1-78
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  1. The Lobo Girl of Devil's River
  2. pp. 79-85
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  1. Anecdotes from the Brazos Bottoms
  2. pp. 86-105
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  1. The Adventures of Little Audrey
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  1. Roy Bean: Law West of the Pecos
  2. pp. 111-119
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  1. Mexican Spooks from El Paso
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  1. Walk Around my Bedside
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  1. I'se Sho’ Nuff Lucky
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  1. The Human Comedy in Folk Superstitions
  2. pp. 146-175
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  1. Witching for Water with the Bible
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  1. The Black Cat of Cole's Plantation
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  1. Irish Fairies in Texas
  2. pp. 185-189
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  1. Pioneer Folk Ways
  2. pp. 190-238
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  1. Wise Saws from Texas
  2. pp. 239-244
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  1. Colloquialisms Along the Sabine
  2. pp. 245-249
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  1. “Old Obadiah” and “My Juanita”
  2. pp. 250-257
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  1. Silver Dreams and Copper Plates
  2. pp. 258-269
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  1. The Alabama Indians and Their Music
  2. pp. 270-293
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  1. Two Tales from the Alabamas
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  1. How the Alabamas Came Southward
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  1. The Play Party in Victoria County
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Index
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  1. National Endowment for the Humanities Funding Information
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781574410976
Related ISBN
9781574410976
MARC Record
OCLC
1122609800
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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