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Tales of old-time Texas

Author: J Frank Dobie
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, [1984], ©1955.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collection of twenty-eight stories from Texas lore including the tale of Jim Bowie's knife, the account of the headless horseman of the mustangs, and the legend of the Texas bluebonnet.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Frank Dobie
ISBN: 0292780699 9780292780699
OCLC Number: 11295237
Description: xii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Corn dodgers and San Jacinto corn --
The wild woman of the Navidad --
The dream that saved Wilbarger --
Bigfoot Wallace and the hickory nuts --
Jim Bowie's knife --
The robinhooding of Sam Bass --
Northers, drouths, and sandstorms --
Frozen inside a buffalo hide --
The cold-nosed hounds --
Honey in the rock --
The Texas bluebonnet --
The headless horseman of the mustangs --
A ranch on the Nueces --
Desperate rides --
The planter who gambled away his bride --
The panther's scream --
Bears are intelligent people --
Old Bill, Confederate ally --
Colonel Abercrombie's mole --
The green powder keg --
In a drouth crack --
The stranger of Sabine Pass --
Longworth's vicey-versey map --
Guarded by rattlesnakes --
The Apache secret of the Guadalupes --
O. Henry's treasure hunt --
Where did Sam McFarland cross the Colorado? --
The Mescla man --
Notes and credits --
Index.
Responsibility: J. Frank Dobie ; illustrated by Barbara Latham.
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Collection of twenty-eight stories from Texas lore including the tale of Jim Bowie's knife, the account of the headless horseman of the mustangs, and the legend of the Texas bluebonnet.

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