Legends and Life in Texas: Folklore from the Lone Star State, in Stories and Song

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Collection of Texas folklore and historical anecdotes split into three main sections: "Legendary" Texans; Texas Folk Song and Dance; and Life in Texas -- As We Remember It. Index starts on page 311.

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ix, 326 p. : ill.

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Untiedt, Kenneth L. December 2017.

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  • Main Title: Legends and Life in Texas: Folklore from the Lone Star State, in Stories and Song
  • Series Title: Publications of the Texas Folklore Society
  • Added Title: Publications of the Texas Folklore Society Number 72

Description

Collection of Texas folklore and historical anecdotes split into three main sections: "Legendary" Texans; Texas Folk Song and Dance; and Life in Texas -- As We Remember It. Index starts on page 311.

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ix, 326 p. : ill.

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"Publications of the Texas Folklore Society LXXII."

Publisher's description: 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.

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  • OCLC: 987064555 | External Link
  • ISBN: 9781574416978
  • ISBN: 9781574417081
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 2017039500
  • Series Number: 72
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1173880

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Texas Folklore Society Publications

This collection of Texas Folklore Society publications contains a miscellany of Texas and Mexican folklore, including stories about folk medicine and ranch remedies, folk songs, legends and other folklore.

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  • December 2017

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Untiedt, Kenneth L. Legends and Life in Texas: Folklore from the Lone Star State, in Stories and Song, book, December 2017; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1173880/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.