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Sketches from the five states of Texas, A.C. Greene

Label
Sketches from the five states of Texas
Title
Sketches from the five states of Texas
Statement of responsibility
A.C. Greene
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When veteran columnist A.C. Greene turns his eyes on Texas, he sees a variety of experiences and a scope of history that fascinate the rest of us. Under its annexation terms, Texas is allowed to divide itself into as many as five states. While that is not likely to happen Iit has been tried), Greene masterfully shows that several cultural states do exist within the one political entity of Texas -- and have throughout the state's history
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F386.6
LC item number
.G74 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Wardlaw book
Label
Sketches from the five states of Texas, A.C. Greene
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The One State of Texas -- Texas River Names -- County Oddities -- Rail Nicknames -- Old Highway Days and Ways -- Early Texas Film Industry -- The State of East Texas -- East Texas -- Los Adaes -- Alonso de Leon Named Texas -- Champ d'Asile -- The Mystery of the Yellow Stone -- Peter Whetstone -- Colonel Williams -- The First Black Millionaire -- Chambers' Terraqueous Railroad -- Martin Varner -- Dance Pistols -- Missouri's Capital -- George Washington Grant -- Karnack, Texas -- The Kelly Plow -- President Jeff Davis, of Texas A & M -- Spindletop Tales -- Fimplecute and Others -- T & P and 600 Engines -- The Legend of Ima Hogg's Name -- The State of South Texas -- South Texas -- Ice for Texas -- Steamboats A-Comin' -- The Texas Horse Marines -- Naming Valley Towns -- Great Linnville Raid -- Sugar Land -- Swinging the First Railroad in Texas -- McKinney and Williams Company -- Goliad Declaration -- Dr. Jack Shackelford -- R.C. Crane's Marriage License -- The Alamo's Last Messenger -- The Alamo Monument Message -- Indianola -- S. Rhoads Fisher -- The Great Western -- John Henry Brown -- "Prince John" Magruder -- General Shelby Buries the Flag -- Last Shot of the Civil War -- Early Beef Packing -- Escandon's Colonies -- Port Arthur -- Bagdad -- Houston's River Oaks -- The Old Three Hundred -- General Sheridan's Apology -- The State of North Texas -- North Texas -- The Military Post of Fort Worth -- Red River Navigation -- McKenzie College -- Denton's Wandering Grave -- Lonesome Dove -- Panther City -- Anti-Southerner -- Col. C.C. Slaughter -- Long Distance to Lancaster -- The Vin-Fiz Flyer -- Surveying the Pie -- Overbeck's Jail -- E.H.R. Green -- Montgomery Ward Car -- Sarah Cockrell -- Birdman of Birdville -- Gooseneck Bill McDonald -- Socialist Songster -- Canadians at Fort Worth -- Wichita Trucks -- Arlington Downs -- The Dallas Ford Plant -- Texas President of Brooklyn -- The State of Central Texas -- Central Texas -- Mormons in Texas -- Salado College -- First War Correspondent -- Austin in the Reconstruction Era -- Robert T. Hill -- Carpetbaggers and Scalawags -- Wootan Wells -- The Canning of Chacon -- Blind Man's Town: Adam Johnson -- The "Hello Sucker!" Girl -- University of Texas Pedagogy -- The Gentle Art of Dueling -- Lockhart's Lovely Library -- W. Lee O'Daniel -- The State of West Texas -- West Texas -- Fort Phantom Hill -- Robert E. Lee in Texas -- The Gold Rush -- Cynthia Ann's Brother John -- The Dove Creek Fight -- Buffalo Hides -- Ben Ficklin -- The New Bank at Brownwood -- The Naming of Abilene -- Crazy Water -- Judge Roy Bean -- Larry Chittenden, Poet-Ranchman -- Mollie Abernathy -- Shortest Railroad -- Polo Fever, 1904 -- Pershing in Texas -- Texas' First Fire Truck -- The Hilton Hotel Chain -- Roby & Northern Railroad -- Conan's Creator
Control code
38993108
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 176 p.
Isbn
9780890968420
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98022743
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1998. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 and 4 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Laid-in c. 3: letter from editor to author, dated Oct. 27, 1998. Copy 3 is author's 1st copy, dated 11/98 and signed by the author. With dust jacket. Copy 4 is paperbound.
Label
Sketches from the five states of Texas, A.C. Greene
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The One State of Texas -- Texas River Names -- County Oddities -- Rail Nicknames -- Old Highway Days and Ways -- Early Texas Film Industry -- The State of East Texas -- East Texas -- Los Adaes -- Alonso de Leon Named Texas -- Champ d'Asile -- The Mystery of the Yellow Stone -- Peter Whetstone -- Colonel Williams -- The First Black Millionaire -- Chambers' Terraqueous Railroad -- Martin Varner -- Dance Pistols -- Missouri's Capital -- George Washington Grant -- Karnack, Texas -- The Kelly Plow -- President Jeff Davis, of Texas A & M -- Spindletop Tales -- Fimplecute and Others -- T & P and 600 Engines -- The Legend of Ima Hogg's Name -- The State of South Texas -- South Texas -- Ice for Texas -- Steamboats A-Comin' -- The Texas Horse Marines -- Naming Valley Towns -- Great Linnville Raid -- Sugar Land -- Swinging the First Railroad in Texas -- McKinney and Williams Company -- Goliad Declaration -- Dr. Jack Shackelford -- R.C. Crane's Marriage License -- The Alamo's Last Messenger -- The Alamo Monument Message -- Indianola -- S. Rhoads Fisher -- The Great Western -- John Henry Brown -- "Prince John" Magruder -- General Shelby Buries the Flag -- Last Shot of the Civil War -- Early Beef Packing -- Escandon's Colonies -- Port Arthur -- Bagdad -- Houston's River Oaks -- The Old Three Hundred -- General Sheridan's Apology -- The State of North Texas -- North Texas -- The Military Post of Fort Worth -- Red River Navigation -- McKenzie College -- Denton's Wandering Grave -- Lonesome Dove -- Panther City -- Anti-Southerner -- Col. C.C. Slaughter -- Long Distance to Lancaster -- The Vin-Fiz Flyer -- Surveying the Pie -- Overbeck's Jail -- E.H.R. Green -- Montgomery Ward Car -- Sarah Cockrell -- Birdman of Birdville -- Gooseneck Bill McDonald -- Socialist Songster -- Canadians at Fort Worth -- Wichita Trucks -- Arlington Downs -- The Dallas Ford Plant -- Texas President of Brooklyn -- The State of Central Texas -- Central Texas -- Mormons in Texas -- Salado College -- First War Correspondent -- Austin in the Reconstruction Era -- Robert T. Hill -- Carpetbaggers and Scalawags -- Wootan Wells -- The Canning of Chacon -- Blind Man's Town: Adam Johnson -- The "Hello Sucker!" Girl -- University of Texas Pedagogy -- The Gentle Art of Dueling -- Lockhart's Lovely Library -- W. Lee O'Daniel -- The State of West Texas -- West Texas -- Fort Phantom Hill -- Robert E. Lee in Texas -- The Gold Rush -- Cynthia Ann's Brother John -- The Dove Creek Fight -- Buffalo Hides -- Ben Ficklin -- The New Bank at Brownwood -- The Naming of Abilene -- Crazy Water -- Judge Roy Bean -- Larry Chittenden, Poet-Ranchman -- Mollie Abernathy -- Shortest Railroad -- Polo Fever, 1904 -- Pershing in Texas -- Texas' First Fire Truck -- The Hilton Hotel Chain -- Roby & Northern Railroad -- Conan's Creator
Control code
38993108
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 176 p.
Isbn
9780890968420
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98022743
Note
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1998. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 and 4 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Laid-in c. 3: letter from editor to author, dated Oct. 27, 1998. Copy 3 is author's 1st copy, dated 11/98 and signed by the author. With dust jacket. Copy 4 is paperbound.

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