This is a collection of Texan and Mexican folklore, including stories about the Navajo Indians, the Alamo, Jim Bowie, various folk characters, tortilla making, and other humorous anecdotes. Dobie examines "Rose and His Story of the Alamo." Other pieces on the Alamo include "How Jim Bowie Died" and "Inventing Stories about the Alamo." "Anecdotes as Side Lights to Texas History" explores stories of the founders of Texas. Among other pieces included are: "There's a Geography of Humorous Anecdotes," "Folk Characters of the Sheep Industry," "The Ghost Sheep Dog," "Tortilla Making," "Navajo Sketches," and many more.