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Legends of Texas

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Legends of Buried Treasure and Lost Mines
An Inquiry into the Sources of Treasure Legends of Texas 3
The Legend of the San Saba or Bowie Mine 12
Lost Gold of the Llano Country 20
Lost Mines of the Llano and San Saba 24
Treasure Legends of McMullen County 28
Legendary Spanish Forts Down the Nueces 43
Treasure Chest on the Nueces 49
The Battlefields of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma 51
How Dollars Turned into Bumble Bees and Other Legends 52
Native Treasure Talk up the Frio 57
The Silver Ledge on the Frio 60
Lost Mine Near Sabinal 62
The Nigger Gold Mine of the Big Bend 64
Mysterious Gold Mine of the Guadalupe Mountains 67
Lost Copper Mines and Spanish Gold, Haskell County 72
Lost Lead Mine on the Brazos, King County 77
The Accursed Gold in the Santa Anna Mountains 78
The Hole of Gold Near Wichita Falls 80
Buried Treasure Legends of Cooke County 81
The Treasure Cannon of the Neches 84
The Dream Woman and the White Rose Bush 89
Steinheimer's Millions 91
The Snively Legend 95
Buried Treasure Legends of Milam County 99
The Wagon-Load of Silver in Clear Fork Creek 103
Moro's Gold 104
Legends of the Supernatural
The Legend of Stampede Mesa 111
The Woman of the Western Star: A Legend of the Rangers 115
The Devil and Strap Buckner 118
The Legend of Cheetwah 130
The Mysterious Woman in Blue 132
The Headless Squatter 135
Mysterious Music in the San Bernard River 137
The Death Bell of the Brazos 141
The Legend of the Salt Marshes 143
Rhymes of Galveston Bay 143
Legends of Lovers
The Enchanted Rock in Llano County 153
Francesca: A Legend of Old Fort Stockton 157
Lover's Retreat and Lovers' Retreat, Palo Pinto 159
Lover's Leap in Kimble County 163
The Waiting Woman 167
Lover's Leap at Santa Anna 169
Antonette's Leap: The Legend of Mount Bonnell 171
Pirates and Pirate Treasure in Legend
From Sunset in August: Galveston Beach 179
Life and Legends of Lafitte the Pirate 179
The Uneasy Ghost of Lafitte 185
Lafitte Lore 189
The Pirate Ship of the San Bernard: A Legend of Theodosia Burr Allston 191
Legendary Origins of Texas Flowers, Names, and Streams
An Indian Legend of the Blue Bonnet 197
How the Water Lilies Came to the San Marcos River 200
The Legend of Eagle Lake 201
The Holy Spring of Father Margil at Nacogdoches 204
Indian Bluff on Canadian River 205
How Medicine Mounds of Hardeman County Got Their Name 207
The Naming of Metheglin Creek 208
How Dead Horse Canyon Got Its Name 209
How the Brazos River Got Its Name 209
How the Brazos and the Colorado Originated 218
Miscellaneous Legends
The White Steed of the Prairies 223
The Legend of Sam Bass 226
The Horn Worshipers 230
The Cave of Montezuma 233
The First Corn Crop in Texas 236
La Casa del Santa Anna 237
Lost Canyon of the Big Bend Country 238
A Tradition of La Salle's Expedition into Texas 241
Big Foot and Little Foot 242
The Wild Woman of the Navidad 242
Bibliography of Texas Legends 255
Contributors 261
Proceedings of the Texas Folk-Lore Society 263
Members of the Texas Folk-Lore Society 264
Index 271
The Magic Circle: A Chart of the Blanco Mine 25
The Spider Rock 73
Stampede Mesa 113
Lower's Leap: Junction, Kimble County 152
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