Texas Graveyards: A Cultural Legacy

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Where more poignantly than in a small country graveyard can a traveler fathom the flow of history and tradition? During the past twenty years, Terry G. Jordan has traveled the back roads and hidden trails of rural Texas in search of such cemeteries. With camera in hand, he has visited more than one thousand cemeteries created and maintained by the Anglo-American, black, Indian, Mexican, and German settlers of Texas. His discoveries of sculptured stones and mounds, hex signs and epitaphs, intricate landscapes and ...
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Where more poignantly than in a small country graveyard can a traveler fathom the flow of history and tradition? During the past twenty years, Terry G. Jordan has traveled the back roads and hidden trails of rural Texas in search of such cemeteries. With camera in hand, he has visited more than one thousand cemeteries created and maintained by the Anglo-American, black, Indian, Mexican, and German settlers of Texas. His discoveries of sculptured stones and mounds, hex signs and epitaphs, intricate landscapes and unusual decorations represent a previously unstudied and unappreciated wealth of Texas folk art and tradition. Texas Graveyards not only marks the distinct ethnic and racial traditions in burial practices but also preserves a Texas legacy endangered by changing customs, rural depopulation, vandalism, and the erosion of time.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780292780446
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1982
  • Series: Elma Dill Russell Spencer Foundation Series , #13
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1. The Truth about Cemeteries
2. The Southern Folk Cemetery in Texas
3. Traditional Southern Grave Markers
4. The Mexican Graveyard in Texas
5. The Texas German Graveyard
6. A Legacy Squandered?
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Map of Texas Counties
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