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The Resource Legends & lore of the Texas Capitol, Mike Cox

Legends & lore of the Texas Capitol, Mike Cox

Label
Legends & lore of the Texas Capitol
Title
Legends & lore of the Texas Capitol
Statement of responsibility
Mike Cox
Title variation
Legends and lore of the Texas Capitol
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From its beginning as one of the most ambitious construction projects west of the Mississippi, the imposing red granite Lone Star statehouse loomed large in Texas lore. The iconic landmark rests on a foundation of election rigging, an unsolved murder, land swaps and pre-dedication blackmail. It bore witness to the first meeting between LBJ and Lady Bird, as well as a bizarre resolution honoring the Boston Strangler. Mike Cox digs up a quarry's worth of the capitol's untold history, cataloguing everything from its ghost stories to its public art and collectible tourist kitsch
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
976.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
F394.A98
LC item number
T48355 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Legends & lore of the Texas Capitol, Mike Cox
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why the capitol's not in Tehuacana -- Half a watermelon on a corn-crib -- The great treasury raid -- Capitol whodunits real and fictional -- Mr. Fleming of Comanche -- The man who burned down the capitol -- The forgotten capitol -- The graves on Convict Hill -- Last roundup at the XIT -- the capitol they never built -- Fortunately W.C. Walsh paid attention in math class -- "A fight on Wilke is a fight on me" -- The lost sword -- What about the grounds? -- Remembering the Alamo at the capitol -- Smokey Henderson hangs in the capitol, too -- A picture's worth a thousand...lobbyists -- "Tex" O'Reilly storms the senate -- The crack in the floor -- Love on Kissing Hill -- Capitol protest had O. Henry twist -- A massive mystery--literally -- The day they ate the capitol -- Capitol Kitsch -- Lady with a past -- Lost and found -- All Texans own the capitol, but... -- Capitol ghosts -- More capitol myths -- More true tales
Control code
973156167
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781467137584
Lccn
2017931822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)973156167
Label
Legends & lore of the Texas Capitol, Mike Cox
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why the capitol's not in Tehuacana -- Half a watermelon on a corn-crib -- The great treasury raid -- Capitol whodunits real and fictional -- Mr. Fleming of Comanche -- The man who burned down the capitol -- The forgotten capitol -- The graves on Convict Hill -- Last roundup at the XIT -- the capitol they never built -- Fortunately W.C. Walsh paid attention in math class -- "A fight on Wilke is a fight on me" -- The lost sword -- What about the grounds? -- Remembering the Alamo at the capitol -- Smokey Henderson hangs in the capitol, too -- A picture's worth a thousand...lobbyists -- "Tex" O'Reilly storms the senate -- The crack in the floor -- Love on Kissing Hill -- Capitol protest had O. Henry twist -- A massive mystery--literally -- The day they ate the capitol -- Capitol Kitsch -- Lady with a past -- Lost and found -- All Texans own the capitol, but... -- Capitol ghosts -- More capitol myths -- More true tales
Control code
973156167
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781467137584
Lccn
2017931822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)973156167

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