Texas Tales: Stories That Shaped a Landscape and a People

Texas Tales: Stories That Shaped a Landscape and a People

by Myra Hargrave McIlvain


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632931634
Publisher: Sunstone Press
Publication date: 03/23/2017
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Myra Hargrave McIlvain is a teller of Texas tales. Whether she is sharing the stories in her books, her lectures, or her blog, she aims to make the Texas story alive. She has written Texas historical markers, travel articles for newspapers and magazines such as Texas Highways, and both nonfiction and historical fiction books about Texas. She lives in Austin with her husband Stroud. She is also the author of The Doctor's Wife, Stein House, and Texas Auto Trails: The Southeast.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface 1 Padres, Preachers, Politicians, and Power Brokers Padre Island, Hope and Heartbreak Preacher With A Gun From Slave to Powerful Politician Rabbi Henry Cohen of Galveston and the World Ma Ferguson, Housewife Governor Dan Moody Beats the KKK Politics and Salt Did Not Mix Galveston Rising 2 Texas in the Beginning Cabeza de Vaca, Texas’ First Historian LaSalle Legacy Escandón, Spanish Colonizer Canary Islanders, Texas’ First Settlers Wreck of the 300 San Sabá Mission Massacre The Pirate Jean Lafitte on Galveston Island Texas in the American Revolution Moses Austin Plans a Colony Stephen F. Austin, “Father of Texas” Baron de Bastrop, Fraud or Patriot? Don Martín De León Colony La Réunion, Dallas Commune 3 A Country All Its Own Mystery of the Twin Sisters Sam Houston’s Problems With the Ladies Texas’ Bloodless War The Black Bean Episode The Texas Navy Santa Anna: A Paradox 4 Colliding Cultures The Tragedy of Cynthia Ann Parker Rachel Parker Shares Her Story Scalped and Lived to Tell About It Wild Man of the Navidad Battle of Plum Creek Plains Indians Bow to White Supremacy Bose Ikard, Black Cowboy Texas Slave Stories Free Colonists of Color Texas Slavery Laws Lulu Belle Madison White Rebecca Fisher, Indian Captive Sarah Ridge, Cherokee Texan 5 Power In A Skirt Jane Long, Pioneer Texan Margaret Hallet, Tamed a Town Susanna Dickinson, Alamo Survivor Sally Skull, Legend in Her Lifetime Second Woman Hanged in Texas Saga of Sophia Suttonfield Aughinbaugh Coffee Butts Porter The Sanctified Sisters A Woman Before Her Time Lady Cannoneer Mary Goodnight, Mother to the Cowhands Harvey Girls Go West Minnie Cunningham, Paved the Way for Today Lucy Kidd-Key, Tough Victorian Lady Ladies Fought Second Battle of the Alamo Women Pilots Trained in Texas 6 Newcomers Make Their Mark Friedrich Ernst, Father of German Immigrants A Steady Onslaught of Immigrants Ferdinand Lindheimer, Father of Texas Botany Indianola, Gateway to the West Log Church Cathedral 7 When Texas Left the Union Texas Unionists True to the Union Houston’s Civil War Hero Palmito Ranch, Last Battle in the Civil War 8 Cattle and the Men and Women Who Drove Them Shanghai Pierce, Cattleman Extraordinaire Margaret Borland, Trail Driver English Nobleman in Big Spring Texas Panhandle Nobility Niles City, “Richest Little Town in Texas” 9 Rails, Roads, and Bridges Los Ebanos Ferry Butterfield Stage Across Texas Millions in Silver Hauled Across Texas Sam Robertson, Visionary Southern Transcontinental Railroad Waco’s Suspension Bridge The Crash at Crush The Four Gospels Railroad Texas Interurban Railways 10 Big Dreams Houston Rises From the Mud The Menger Hotel, San Antonio Landmark Camels in Texas A Century of Chautauqua Rosenwald Schools Post, Founded by a Cereal Magnet Lance Rosier, Mr. Big Thicket Gainesville Community Circus 11 Oil Patch Tol Barret Drills Texas’ First Oil Well Patillo Higgins Believed in Big Hill Edgar B. Davis Gave Away Millions 12 Legends in Their Day A Love Story Bigfoot Wallace, Came to Texas for Revenge Gail Borden, Pioneer Inventor John Twohig, Breadline Banker Buffalo Soldiers in Texas Scott Joplin, King of Ragtime 13 Grand Treasures Elissa, Texas’ Tall Ship The Grandest House on the Texas Coast Texas Capitol Paid for in Land 14 Power of Design Treasures of the Lower Pecos Nicholas Clayton, Texas’ First Architect Ezekiel Airship Elizabet Ney, Sculptor of Renown The Cattle Baron’s Daughter 15 Trouble Makers, Law and Order Texas Troubles John Wesley Hardin, Son of a Preacher Judge Roy Bean, Law West of the Pecos Diamond Bessie Murder Trial William Cowper Brann, The Iconoclast Bonnie Parker, Dead at Twenty-three Flapper Bandit John R. Brinkley, Medical Charlatan 16 Bells Are Ringing Bell of Many Lives Bell Saved From Ghost Town

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