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Polk, Stella Gipson

Overview
Works: 8 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 594 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Abstracts  Poetry 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F392.M36, B
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Most widely held works about Stella Gipson Polk
 
Most widely held works by Stella Gipson Polk
Mason and Mason County : a history by Stella Gipson Polk( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1980 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Texas Hill Country : a child's history by Stella Gipson Polk( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life of pioneers in the Texas Hill Country, as well as the Indians, plants and animals, and folklore of the area
Glory girl by Stella Gipson Polk( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A runaway orphan, Eve invited herself to live with Granny on a remote Texas farm
Texas Hill Country folklore : (in story, song and rhyme) by Stella Gipson Polk( Book )

3 editions published between 1938 and 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signed by the author
The Pollock-Polk family by Stella Gipson Polk( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For all those pupils whose lives touched mine by Stella Gipson Polk( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book describes the teaching experiences of Stella Gipson Polk, who taught in one-room schools in rural Texas. She was 16 at the time she took her first teaching job in 1918. After high school graduation, she had intended to enter a 4-year college or university. However, World War I left numerous schools without teachers as many were called into the service. Stella was persuaded by her sister and brother-in-law, who were both teachers, to take the state examination so that she could replace her brother-in-law when he left for the war. In 1921 she married Jack Polk, a rancher, and in 1930 their son Jackie was born. She continued to teach, taking her son with her to school. She gave up her dream of attending college as $80 a month was too much to pass up during the depression. Stella tells of the creativity needed to teach children of different ages, different backgrounds, and on occasion, different languages. She also describes the close and important relationship the school had with the community. In 1945 consolidation began, and within 2 years all the one-room schools had closed and children were bussed to town to attend school. She describes the initial problems with consolidation and her own feelings at losing the intimacy she had with her students in one-room schools. Stella Gipson Polk retired from teaching in 1965. (lp)
Cattle drives and cowboys : speech at the dedication of the cattlemen's statue on the Mason County courthouse grounds, May 14, 1984 [sound recording] by Stella Gipson Polk( Recording )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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