Legendary Ladies of Texas

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780929398754
  • Publisher: University of North Texas Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1994
  • Series: Publications of the Texas Folklore Society Series , #43
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 249
  • Product dimensions: 7.07 (w) x 10.07 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction/Women in Texas History and Legend 3
Maria de Agreda: The Lady in Blue 9
Angelina 15
Emily Morgan: Yellow Rose of Texas 21
The Weeping Woman: La Llorona 31
Belle Starr: The Bandit Queen of Dallas 39
The Ghost of Chipita: The Crying Woman of San Patricio 51
The Capitol's Lady 57
Two Sixshooters and a Sunbonnet: The Story of Sally Skull 59
Sophia Porter: Texas' Own Scarlett O'Hara 73
Elise Waerenskjold: A Modern on the Prairie 79
Adah Isaacs Menken: From Texas to Paris 85
Elisabet Ney: Texas' First Lady of Sculpture 95
Mollie Bailey: Circus Entrepreneur 107
Martha White McWhirter and the Belton Sanctificationists 115
Aunt Dicy: Legendary Black Lady 123
El Paso Madams 133
Pardon Me, Governor Ferguson 145
"Tell Them I Don't Smoke Cigars": The Story of Bonnie Parker 163
Glamor Girl Called Electra 173
The Babe 175
Janis and the Austin Scene 185
Legends in Their Own Time: The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders 195
Honky Tonk Angels 203
Woman as Victim in Modern Folklore 211
Mrs. Bailey and the Bears 217
Contributors 219
Illustration credits 223
Index 225
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