Texas Far and Wide: The Tornado with Eyes, Gettysburg's Last Casualty, the Celestial Skipping Stone and Other Tales

Texas Far and Wide: The Tornado with Eyes, Gettysburg's Last Casualty, the Celestial Skipping Stone and Other Tales

by E.R. Bills

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625859181
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 10/16/2017
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 828,009
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

E.R. Bills is a freelance writer and journalist who received a degree in journalism from Texas State University. Born in Fort Worth and raised in Aledo, he is the author of Texas Obscurities: Stories of the Peculiar, Exceptional and Nefarious (The History Press, 2013), The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas (The History Press, 2014) and Black Holocaust: The Paris Horror and a Legacy of Texas Terror (Eakin Press, 2015). His work has appeared in Fort Worth Weekly, Fort Worth Magazine, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Austin American-Statesman and numerous other publications. He also recently co-edited Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers (Eakin Press, 2016).

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Acknowledgements 11

1 Escaped Ape Caper 13

2 Teenage Aviatrix 16

3 Lost Legend of Troup 20

4 First Flying Saucer 23

5 Little St. Louis on the Trinity 26

6 Cuero G.I. Joe 29

7 Christmas 3 34

8 Celestial Skipping Stone 47

9 Sherman Riot 51

10 Scrappy Mingus Flappers 60

11 Lost in the Shuffle 63

12 Kaiser Burnout 69

13 Tornado with Eyes 74

14 Caveman Cometh 78

15 Alvin Reigns 81

16 Harvard West of the Mississippi 84

17 Salt Palace 89

18 El Santo Padre Pedrito 92

19 Patsy or Betsy, a Negro Woman 96

20 Boy with X-Ray Eyes 100

21 Staked Plain Quakers 103

22 Gettysburg's Last Casualty 107

23 Sanctuary City 110

24 First Fastest Man Alive 114

25 Ten-Gallon Diplomacy 117

Bibliography 121

Index 133

About the Author 143

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