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The Resource Legends of Texas, edited by J. Frank Dobie

Legends of Texas, edited by J. Frank Dobie

Label
Legends of Texas
Title
Legends of Texas
Statement of responsibility
edited by J. Frank Dobie
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Legends of Texas is as sizable and varied as the state itself, and J Frank Dobie, perhaps the West's greatest historian, devoted years of his life to collecting and cataloguing its many stories. The stories in this first volume of the Pelican series are reprinted from Dobie's Legends of Texas, originally published in1924 by the Texas Folklore Society, and represent some of the enduring tales that have em embellished the history of the state. Dobie believed that worthwhile literature about his region must be derived from an understanding of its life, history, and lore. The legends represented in this work, and in the rest of the series, were regarded by Dobie as "the most influential in opening the eyes of people to the richness of their own traditions." Legends of the lost mines and buried treasures have stirred the imagination and quickened the pulse of man for centuries. These stories will have the same effect on any that reads them
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
398.209764
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Publications of the Texas Folklore Society
Series volume
no. 3
Label
Legends of Texas, edited by J. Frank Dobie
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: Austin, Tex. : Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1924
  • Preface to reprint edition by Wilson M. Hudson
  • "Proceedings of the ninth annual meeting (1923) of the Texas Folk-Lore Society": p. [263]-268
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Contents
  • An Inquiry into the Sources of Treasure Legends of Texas / J. Frank Dobie -- The Legend of the San Saba or Bowie Mine / J. Frank Dobie -- Lost Gold of the Llano Country / E.G. Littlejohn -- Lost Mines of the Llano and San Saba / Julia Estill -- Treasure Legends of McMullen County / J. Frank Dobie -- Legendary Spanish Forts Down the Nueces / J. Frank Dobie -- Treasure Chest on the Nueces / Mary A. Sutherland -- The Battlefields of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma / J. Frank Dobie -- How Dollars Turned into Bumble Bees and Other Legends / J. Frank Dobie -- Native Treasure Talk Up the Frio / Fannie Ratchford -- The Silver Ledge on the Frio / J. Frank Dobie -- Lost Mine Near Sabinal / Edgar B. Kincaid -- The Nigger Gold Mine of the Big Bend / J. Frank Dobie -- Mysterious Gold Mine of the Guadalupe Mountains / J. Marvin Hunter -- Lost Copper Mines and Spanish Gold, Haskell County / R.E. Sherrill -- Lost Lead Mine on the Brazos, King County / L.D. Bertillion -- The Accursed Gold in the Santa Anna Mountain / J. Leeper Gay -- The Hole of Gold Near Wichita Falls / J. Frank Dobie -- Buried Treasure Legends of Cooke County / Lillian Gunter -- The Treasure Cannon of the Neches / Roscoe Martin -- The Dream Woman and the White Rose Bush / Mary A. Sutherland -- Steinheimer's Millions / L.D. Bertillion -- The Snively Legend / J. Frank Dobie -- Buried Treasure Legends of Milam County / Louise von Blittersdorf -- The Wagon-Load of Silver in Clear Fork Creek / L.W. Payne, Jr. -- Moro's Gold / Fannie Ratchford -- The Legend of Stampede Mesa / John R. Craddock -- The Woman of the Western Star: A Legend of the Rangers / Adele B. Looscan -- The Devil and Strap Buckner / N.A. Taylor -- The Legend of Cheetwah / Edith C. Lane -- The Mysterious Woman in Blue / Charles H. Heimsath -- The Headless Squatter / John R. Craddock -- Mysterious Music in the San Bernard River / Bertha McKee Dobie -- The Death Bell of the Brazos / Bertha McKee Dobie -- Rhymes of Glaveston Bay / John P. Sjolander
  • The Enchanted Rock in Llano County / Julia Estill -- Francesca: A Legend of Old Fort Stockton / L.W. Payne, Jr. -- Lover's Retreat and Lovers' Retreat, Palo Pinto / J.S. Spratt -- Lover's Leap in Kimble County / Flora Eckert -- The Waiting Woman / John R. Craddock -- Lover's Leap at Santa Anna / Austin Callan -- Antonette's Leap: The Legend of Mount Bennell / J. Frank Dobie -- From Sunset in August: Galveston Beach / Stanley E. Babb -- Life and Legends of Lafitte the Pirate / E.G. Littlejhohn -- The Uneasy Ghost of Lafitte / Julia Beazley -- Lafitte Lore / J.O. Webb -- The Pirate Ship of the San Bernard: A Legend of Theodosia Burr Allston / J.W. Morris -- An Indian Legend of the Blue Bonnet / Mrs. Bruce Reid -- How the Water Lilies Came to the San Marcos River / Bella French Swisher -- The Legend of Eagle Lake -- The Holy Spring of Father Margil at Nacogdoches / E.G. Littlejohn -- Indian Bluff on Canadian River / L.W. Payne, Jr. -- How Medicine Mounds of Hardeman County Got Their Name / L.W. Payne, Jr. -- The Naming of Metheglin Creek / Alexander Dienst -- How Dead Horse Canyon Got Its Name / Victor J. Smith -- How the Brazos River Got Its Name / J. Frank Dobie -=- How the Brazos and the Colorado Originiated / E.G. Littlejohn -- The White Steed of the Prairies / W.P. Webb -- The Legend of Sam Bass / W.P. Webb -- The Horn Worshipers / L.D. Bertillion -- The Cave of Montezuma / J. Leepr Gay -- The First Corn Crop in Texas / A.W. Eddins -- La Casa del Santa Anna / A.W. Eddins -- Lost Canyon of the Big Bend Country / J. Frank Dobie -- A Tradition of La Salle's Expedition into Texas / Alexander Dienst -- Big Foot and Little Foot / Mrs S.J. Wright -- The Wild Woman of the Navidad / Martin M. Kenney
Control code
6132806
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 279 p.
Lccn
64056382
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Wilson M. Hudson, 1986 (Access. No. 86-001). With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Wilfred and Bridget Webb, 1990 (Access. No. 90-050). Bookplate of The Wilfred Webbs. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illus., map.
System control number
(OCoLC)6132806
Label
Legends of Texas, edited by J. Frank Dobie
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: Austin, Tex. : Texas Folk-Lore Society, 1924
  • Preface to reprint edition by Wilson M. Hudson
  • "Proceedings of the ninth annual meeting (1923) of the Texas Folk-Lore Society": p. [263]-268
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Contents
  • An Inquiry into the Sources of Treasure Legends of Texas / J. Frank Dobie -- The Legend of the San Saba or Bowie Mine / J. Frank Dobie -- Lost Gold of the Llano Country / E.G. Littlejohn -- Lost Mines of the Llano and San Saba / Julia Estill -- Treasure Legends of McMullen County / J. Frank Dobie -- Legendary Spanish Forts Down the Nueces / J. Frank Dobie -- Treasure Chest on the Nueces / Mary A. Sutherland -- The Battlefields of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma / J. Frank Dobie -- How Dollars Turned into Bumble Bees and Other Legends / J. Frank Dobie -- Native Treasure Talk Up the Frio / Fannie Ratchford -- The Silver Ledge on the Frio / J. Frank Dobie -- Lost Mine Near Sabinal / Edgar B. Kincaid -- The Nigger Gold Mine of the Big Bend / J. Frank Dobie -- Mysterious Gold Mine of the Guadalupe Mountains / J. Marvin Hunter -- Lost Copper Mines and Spanish Gold, Haskell County / R.E. Sherrill -- Lost Lead Mine on the Brazos, King County / L.D. Bertillion -- The Accursed Gold in the Santa Anna Mountain / J. Leeper Gay -- The Hole of Gold Near Wichita Falls / J. Frank Dobie -- Buried Treasure Legends of Cooke County / Lillian Gunter -- The Treasure Cannon of the Neches / Roscoe Martin -- The Dream Woman and the White Rose Bush / Mary A. Sutherland -- Steinheimer's Millions / L.D. Bertillion -- The Snively Legend / J. Frank Dobie -- Buried Treasure Legends of Milam County / Louise von Blittersdorf -- The Wagon-Load of Silver in Clear Fork Creek / L.W. Payne, Jr. -- Moro's Gold / Fannie Ratchford -- The Legend of Stampede Mesa / John R. Craddock -- The Woman of the Western Star: A Legend of the Rangers / Adele B. Looscan -- The Devil and Strap Buckner / N.A. Taylor -- The Legend of Cheetwah / Edith C. Lane -- The Mysterious Woman in Blue / Charles H. Heimsath -- The Headless Squatter / John R. Craddock -- Mysterious Music in the San Bernard River / Bertha McKee Dobie -- The Death Bell of the Brazos / Bertha McKee Dobie -- Rhymes of Glaveston Bay / John P. Sjolander
  • The Enchanted Rock in Llano County / Julia Estill -- Francesca: A Legend of Old Fort Stockton / L.W. Payne, Jr. -- Lover's Retreat and Lovers' Retreat, Palo Pinto / J.S. Spratt -- Lover's Leap in Kimble County / Flora Eckert -- The Waiting Woman / John R. Craddock -- Lover's Leap at Santa Anna / Austin Callan -- Antonette's Leap: The Legend of Mount Bennell / J. Frank Dobie -- From Sunset in August: Galveston Beach / Stanley E. Babb -- Life and Legends of Lafitte the Pirate / E.G. Littlejhohn -- The Uneasy Ghost of Lafitte / Julia Beazley -- Lafitte Lore / J.O. Webb -- The Pirate Ship of the San Bernard: A Legend of Theodosia Burr Allston / J.W. Morris -- An Indian Legend of the Blue Bonnet / Mrs. Bruce Reid -- How the Water Lilies Came to the San Marcos River / Bella French Swisher -- The Legend of Eagle Lake -- The Holy Spring of Father Margil at Nacogdoches / E.G. Littlejohn -- Indian Bluff on Canadian River / L.W. Payne, Jr. -- How Medicine Mounds of Hardeman County Got Their Name / L.W. Payne, Jr. -- The Naming of Metheglin Creek / Alexander Dienst -- How Dead Horse Canyon Got Its Name / Victor J. Smith -- How the Brazos River Got Its Name / J. Frank Dobie -=- How the Brazos and the Colorado Originiated / E.G. Littlejohn -- The White Steed of the Prairies / W.P. Webb -- The Legend of Sam Bass / W.P. Webb -- The Horn Worshipers / L.D. Bertillion -- The Cave of Montezuma / J. Leepr Gay -- The First Corn Crop in Texas / A.W. Eddins -- La Casa del Santa Anna / A.W. Eddins -- Lost Canyon of the Big Bend Country / J. Frank Dobie -- A Tradition of La Salle's Expedition into Texas / Alexander Dienst -- Big Foot and Little Foot / Mrs S.J. Wright -- The Wild Woman of the Navidad / Martin M. Kenney
Control code
6132806
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 279 p.
Lccn
64056382
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Wilson M. Hudson, 1986 (Access. No. 86-001). With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Wilfred and Bridget Webb, 1990 (Access. No. 90-050). Bookplate of The Wilfred Webbs. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illus., map.
System control number
(OCoLC)6132806

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