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A treasury of Texas trivia II, Bill Cannon

Label
A treasury of Texas trivia II
Title
A treasury of Texas trivia II
Statement of responsibility
Bill Cannon
Title variation
Treasury of Texas trivia two
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Treasury of Texas Trivia ranked in the top ten best sellers for Republic of Texas Press last year. It's one of those little books that fascinate and amuse readers for many reasons and just keeps on selling. Now author Bill Cannon has gathered a new collection of new facts and fun tidbits relating to the state, the people in it, and the ones who have left to make their mark on history. This book is a great conversation starter, useful for trivia game players and anyone else who enjoys trivia
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F386.6
LC item number
.C363 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A treasury of Texas trivia II, Bill Cannon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Part I. Unusual Claims to Fame: George B. ""Machine-Gun"" Kelly -- "Eighter (or Ada) from Decatur" -- Milford's Honest but Unusual Claim to Fame -- Resurrected Namesake and "The Smallest Skyscraper in the World" -- Believe it or not -- Cuero's "Turkey Trot" -- Paris, Texas' Jesus in Cowboy Boots -- "Uplift City; " Texas Town Known for Brassiere Factory -- Rattlesnakes and Wasps -- Best Little Claim to Fame in Texas -- The Infamous Box 13 Political Scandal -- Center Oak -- Regency Suspension Bridge -- The Town Known as a Mailbox -- Texas' Sweetest Claim to Fame -- The Ezekiel Airship -- Longest of the Longhorns -- Happy Valentine -- The Town without a Toothache -- Bowie County's Largest Baby -- Named by Presidential Order -- Golf Course in the Sky -- Texas' Smallest State Park -- Town Famous for its Smokestack -- Post, Texas: Town Made Possible by Breakfast Cereal -- Town's Claim to Fame Yields Clue to Shameful U.S. Indian Policy -- Red Hot Claim to Fame Linked to East Texas Town -- Glen Rose, Home of Texas' Oldest Unusual Claim to Fame -- Texas' Battiest Bridge -- Nacogdoches Site of First Christmas in Texas -- Lovable American Trademark Brings Fame to North Texas Town -- Henderson's Historical Outhouse -- German Town's Claim to Fame is "Coffee Mill" -- Part II. Minor Luminaries: Frank Hamer, Nemesis of the Barrow Gang -- Pompeo Coppini, Italian-Born Texas Treasure -- Harriet Potter, Bell Weather for Common Law Marriage Recognition -- Howard Hughes -- Bonham's "Mr. Speaker" Sam Rayburn; Willy Shoemaker -- Julius C. (Jules) Bledsoe, First to Sing "Old Man River" -- Elisabet Ney, Eccentric Artist -- Bill Pickett's Bulldog Grip -- Texan on Baseball Card -- Texas' First Radio Broadcaster -- Schuyler B. Marshall Stopped Dallas' Last Lynching -- Aunt Jemima was a Texan -- Minor Luminaries with a Spanish Flavor -- Moses Rose (The Alamo Defender who Saved his Own Hide) -- Capt. Manuel T. "Lone Wolf" Gonzaullas, Twentieth-Century Texas Ranger -- W.A.A. (Bigfoot) Wallace, Texas Ranger and Teller of Tall Tales -- Samuel Walker, Revolver Designer -- Ranger William J. McDonald, "One Riot-One Ranger" -- John William Heisman -- John Nance (Cactus Jack) Garner -- John King Fisher (Flamboyant Gunfighter) -- Part III. Texas Family Secrets: Vigilantism in Dallas -- Some Cowardly Secrets Hid behind Masks -- Professional Revenge Reveals Family Secret -- Houston's Closely Guarded Secret -- Texas' Unkindest Insult -- "The Great Hanging" -- Cannibals of Texas -- Jim Bowie's Tarnished Side -- Texans Lay Claim to Largest Train Heist -- The Houstons' Separate Burials -- Island Vice Post Office Street, Galveston's Notorious Vice District -- Hell Hath No Fury Like a Spurned Italian -- Texas' Tarnished Badges among Family Secrets -- Part IV. More "Truth is Stranger than Fiction!": Paris' Eiffel Tower Receives Traditional Texas Topping -- The Texas Ghost that Lived in Opulence -- Baseball Star's Haunted Home -- Seguin's "Whipping Oaks" Economical Measure or Part of Justice System?
Control code
41338118
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 209 p.
Isbn
9781556226991
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99030025
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Transfer from the Center for the Study of the Southwest, 2013. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Author's inscribed presentation copy to A.C. Greene, 12/99. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
A treasury of Texas trivia II, Bill Cannon
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Part I. Unusual Claims to Fame: George B. ""Machine-Gun"" Kelly -- "Eighter (or Ada) from Decatur" -- Milford's Honest but Unusual Claim to Fame -- Resurrected Namesake and "The Smallest Skyscraper in the World" -- Believe it or not -- Cuero's "Turkey Trot" -- Paris, Texas' Jesus in Cowboy Boots -- "Uplift City; " Texas Town Known for Brassiere Factory -- Rattlesnakes and Wasps -- Best Little Claim to Fame in Texas -- The Infamous Box 13 Political Scandal -- Center Oak -- Regency Suspension Bridge -- The Town Known as a Mailbox -- Texas' Sweetest Claim to Fame -- The Ezekiel Airship -- Longest of the Longhorns -- Happy Valentine -- The Town without a Toothache -- Bowie County's Largest Baby -- Named by Presidential Order -- Golf Course in the Sky -- Texas' Smallest State Park -- Town Famous for its Smokestack -- Post, Texas: Town Made Possible by Breakfast Cereal -- Town's Claim to Fame Yields Clue to Shameful U.S. Indian Policy -- Red Hot Claim to Fame Linked to East Texas Town -- Glen Rose, Home of Texas' Oldest Unusual Claim to Fame -- Texas' Battiest Bridge -- Nacogdoches Site of First Christmas in Texas -- Lovable American Trademark Brings Fame to North Texas Town -- Henderson's Historical Outhouse -- German Town's Claim to Fame is "Coffee Mill" -- Part II. Minor Luminaries: Frank Hamer, Nemesis of the Barrow Gang -- Pompeo Coppini, Italian-Born Texas Treasure -- Harriet Potter, Bell Weather for Common Law Marriage Recognition -- Howard Hughes -- Bonham's "Mr. Speaker" Sam Rayburn; Willy Shoemaker -- Julius C. (Jules) Bledsoe, First to Sing "Old Man River" -- Elisabet Ney, Eccentric Artist -- Bill Pickett's Bulldog Grip -- Texan on Baseball Card -- Texas' First Radio Broadcaster -- Schuyler B. Marshall Stopped Dallas' Last Lynching -- Aunt Jemima was a Texan -- Minor Luminaries with a Spanish Flavor -- Moses Rose (The Alamo Defender who Saved his Own Hide) -- Capt. Manuel T. "Lone Wolf" Gonzaullas, Twentieth-Century Texas Ranger -- W.A.A. (Bigfoot) Wallace, Texas Ranger and Teller of Tall Tales -- Samuel Walker, Revolver Designer -- Ranger William J. McDonald, "One Riot-One Ranger" -- John William Heisman -- John Nance (Cactus Jack) Garner -- John King Fisher (Flamboyant Gunfighter) -- Part III. Texas Family Secrets: Vigilantism in Dallas -- Some Cowardly Secrets Hid behind Masks -- Professional Revenge Reveals Family Secret -- Houston's Closely Guarded Secret -- Texas' Unkindest Insult -- "The Great Hanging" -- Cannibals of Texas -- Jim Bowie's Tarnished Side -- Texans Lay Claim to Largest Train Heist -- The Houstons' Separate Burials -- Island Vice Post Office Street, Galveston's Notorious Vice District -- Hell Hath No Fury Like a Spurned Italian -- Texas' Tarnished Badges among Family Secrets -- Part IV. More "Truth is Stranger than Fiction!": Paris' Eiffel Tower Receives Traditional Texas Topping -- The Texas Ghost that Lived in Opulence -- Baseball Star's Haunted Home -- Seguin's "Whipping Oaks" Economical Measure or Part of Justice System?
Control code
41338118
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 209 p.
Isbn
9781556226991
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99030025
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Transfer from the Center for the Study of the Southwest, 2013. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Author's inscribed presentation copy to A.C. Greene, 12/99. Paperbound.
Other physical details
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