Legends of Texas

Legends of Texas

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574410938
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Publication date: 04/01/2000
Series: Publications of the Texas Folklore Society Series
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

J. Frank Dobie (1888–1964) was an American folklorist, writer, and newspaper columnist best known for many books depicting the richness and traditions of life in rural Texas. In 1922, he became secretary of the Texas Folklore Society and held the post for 21 years.

Table of Contents

Legends of Buried Treasure and Lost Mines
An Inquiry into the Sources of Treasure Legends of Texas3
The Legend of the San Saba or Bowie Mine12
Lost Gold of the Llano Country20
Lost Mines of the Llano and San Saba24
Treasure Legends of McMullen County28
Legendary Spanish Forts Down the Nueces43
Treasure Chest on the Nueces49
The Battlefields of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma51
How Dollars Turned into Bumble Bees and Other Legends52
Native Treasure Talk up the Frio57
The Silver Ledge on the Frio60
Lost Mine Near Sabinal62
The Nigger Gold Mine of the Big Bend64
Mysterious Gold Mine of the Guadalupe Mountains67
Lost Copper Mines and Spanish Gold, Haskell County72
Lost Lead Mine on the Brazos, King County77
The Accursed Gold in the Santa Anna Mountains78
The Hole of Gold Near Wichita Falls80
Buried Treasure Legends of Cooke County81
The Treasure Cannon of the Neches84
The Dream Woman and the White Rose Bush89
Steinheimer's Millions91
The Snively Legend95
Buried Treasure Legends of Milam County99
The Wagon-Load of Silver in Clear Fork Creek103
Moro's Gold104
Legends of the Supernatural
The Legend of Stampede Mesa111
The Woman of the Western Star: A Legend of the Rangers115
The Devil and Strap Buckner118
The Legend of Cheetwah130
The Mysterious Woman in Blue132
The Headless Squatter135
Mysterious Music in the San Bernard River137
The Death Bell of the Brazos141
The Legend of the Salt Marshes143
Rhymes of Galveston Bay143
Legends of Lovers
The Enchanted Rock in Llano County153
Francesca: A Legend of Old Fort Stockton157
Lover's Retreat and Lovers' Retreat, Palo Pinto159
Lover's Leap in Kimble County163
The Waiting Woman167
Lover's Leap at Santa Anna169
Antonette's Leap: The Legend of Mount Bonnell171
Pirates and Pirate Treasure in Legend
From Sunset in August: Galveston Beach179
Life and Legends of Lafitte the Pirate179
The Uneasy Ghost of Lafitte185
Lafitte Lore189
The Pirate Ship of the San Bernard: A Legend of Theodosia Burr Allston191
Legendary Origins of Texas Flowers, Names, and Streams
An Indian Legend of the Blue Bonnet197
How the Water Lilies Came to the San Marcos River200
The Legend of Eagle Lake201
The Holy Spring of Father Margil at Nacogdoches204
Indian Bluff on Canadian River205
How Medicine Mounds of Hardeman County Got Their Name207
The Naming of Metheglin Creek208
How Dead Horse Canyon Got Its Name209
How the Brazos River Got Its Name209
How the Brazos and the Colorado Originated218
Miscellaneous Legends
The White Steed of the Prairies223
The Legend of Sam Bass226
The Horn Worshipers230
The Cave of Montezuma233
The First Corn Crop in Texas236
La Casa del Santa Anna237
Lost Canyon of the Big Bend Country238
A Tradition of La Salle's Expedition into Texas241
Big Foot and Little Foot242
The Wild Woman of the Navidad242
Bibliography of Texas Legends255
Contributors261
Proceedings of the Texas Folk-Lore Society263
Members of the Texas Folk-Lore Society264
Index271
Illustrations
The Magic Circle: A Chart of the Blanco Mine25
The Spider Rock73
Stampede Mesa113
Lower's Leap: Junction, Kimble County152

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