San Antonio Legacy: Folklore and Legends of a Diverse People

San Antonio Legacy: Folklore and Legends of a Diverse People




This revised and reformatted edition of a 1979 classic preserves the illustrations of the beloved artist José Cisneros. Frontier San Antonio attracted short-tempered miscreants and adventurers, but also missionary priests, conservative merchants and proper ladies. These stories, which arose from the commotion, are often told in words of participants in the events.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595347442
Publisher: Trinity University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

José Cisneros (1910–2009) has been described as a leading historical illustrator of the Southwest. Although a painter, wood carver, writer, and muralist, his primary focus was recording through his illustration the history of the Southwest border region. During the 1940s Cisneros illustrated over 200 publications and books. Among his many honors are the Daughters of the American Revolution Americanism Award and the 1991 Order of Civil Merit, given by King Juan Carlos I of Spain. He lived in El Paso for much of his adult life.

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