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This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society has been the standard work on the subject. Included are fascinating folk narratives of buried treasure and lost mines; legends of the supernatural; legends of lovers; pirates and pirate treasure in legend; legendary origins of Texas flowers, names, and streams. Over one hundred legends are included as they were recorded by more than twenty-five folklore collectors from every part of Texas.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. i-ii
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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. Editor's Preface
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  1. Contents
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  1. Legends of Buried Treasure and Lost Mines
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  1. An Inquiry into the Sources of Treasure Legends of Texas
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  1. The Legend of the San Saba or Bowie Mine
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  1. Lost Gold of the Llano Country
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  1. Lost Mines of the Llano and San Saba
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  1. Treasure Legends of McMullen County
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  1. Legendary Spanish Forts Down the Nueces
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  1. Treasure Chest on the Nueces
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  1. The Battlefields of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma
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  1. How Dollars Turned into Bumble Bees and other Legends
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  1. Native Treasure Talk up the Frio
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  1. The Silver Ledge on the Frio
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  1. Lost Mine near Sabinal
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  1. The Nigger Gold Mine of the Big Bend
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  1. Mysterious Gold Mine of the Guadalupe Mountains
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  1. Lost Copper Mines and Spanish Gold, Haskell County
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  1. Lost Lead Mine on the Brazos, King County
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  1. The Accursed Gold in the Santa Anna Mountains
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  1. The Hole of Gold near Wichita Falls
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  1. Buried Treasure Legends of Cooke County
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  1. The Treasure Cannon of the Neches
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  1. The Dream Woman and the White Rose Bush
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  1. Steinheimer's Millions
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  1. The Snively Legend
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  1. Buried Treasure Legends of Milam County
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  1. The Wagon-Load of Silver in Clear Fork Creek
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  1. Moro's Gold
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  1. Legends of the Supernatural
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  1. The Legend of Stampede Mesa
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  1. The Woman of the Western Star: A Legend of the Rangers
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  1. The Devil and Strap Buckner
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  1. The Legend of Cheetwah
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  1. The Mysterious Woman in Blue
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  1. The Headless Squatter
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  1. Mysterious Music in the San Bernard River
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  1. The Death Bell of the Brazos
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  1. The Legend of the Salt Marshes
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  1. Rhymes of Galveston Bay
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  1. Legends of Lovers
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  1. The Enchanted Rock in Llano County
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  1. Francesca: A Legend of Old Fort Stockton
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  1. Lover's Retreat and Lovers’ Retreat, Palo Pinto
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  1. Lover's Leap in Kimble County
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  1. The Waiting Woman
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  1. Lover's Leap at Santa Anna
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  1. Antonette's Leap: The Legend of Mount Bonnell
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  1. Pirates and Pirate Treasure in Legend
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  1. From Sunset in August: Galveston Beach
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  1. Life and Legends of Lafitte the Pirate
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  1. The Uneasy Ghost of Lafitte
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  1. Lafitte Lore
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  1. The Pirate Ship of the San Bernard: A Legend of Theodosia Burr Allston
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  1. Legendary Origins of Texas Flowers, Names, and Streams
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  1. An Indian Legend of the Blue Bonnet
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  1. How the Water Lilies Came to the San Marcos River
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  1. The Legend of Eagle Lake
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  1. The Holy Spring of Father Margil at Nacogdoches
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  1. Indian Bluff on Canadian River
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  1. How Medicine Mounds of Hardeman County Got their Name
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  1. The Naming of Metheglin Creek
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  1. How Dead Horse Canyon Got its Name
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  1. How the Brazos River Got its Name
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  1. How the Brazos and the Colorado Originated
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  1. Miscellaneous Legends
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  1. The White Steed of the Prairies
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  1. The Legend of Sam Bass
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  1. The Horn Worshipers
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  1. The Cave of Montezuma
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  1. The First Corn Crop in Texas
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  1. La Casa del Santa Anna
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  1. Lost Canyon of the Big Bend Country
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  1. A Tradition of La Salle's Expedition into Texas
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  1. Big Foot and Little Foot
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  1. The Wild Woman of the Navidad
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  1. Bibliography of Texas Legends
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Proceedings of the Texas Folk-Lore Society
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  1. Members of the Texas Folk-Lore Society
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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
9781574410938
Related ISBN
9781574410938
MARC Record
OCLC
1048171900
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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