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Table of Contents

Preface vii
The East Texas Communal Hunt 3
Folk Medicine in Denton County Today: Or, Can Dermatology Displace Dishrags? 11
The Frontier Preacher as a Character Type in Methodist Autobiographies 19
The Day They Shot Bonnie & Clyde 35
Diesel Smoke & Dangerous Curves: Folklore of the Trucking Industry 45
Tales of the Cattle Trail 55
Origins of "Sir Patrick Spens" 65
"The Gatesville Murder": The Origin & Evolution of a Ballad 73
Old Fort Leaton: A Saga of the Big Bend 83
Hog Killing & Soap Making 103
Cabeza De Vaca was a Piker 109
Barbara Ellen & the Lincoln Continental: Or, the Commercial Folk Festival 113
Classical & Literary Motifs in TV & Movie Westerns 127
Myth & Folklore in the Ordways 133
The Hu Apango: A Dithyrambic Festival 147
Rats, Cats, & Abandoned Fields 157
Contributors 165
Index 169
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