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Cowboys, cops, killers, and ghosts: legends and lore in Texas / edited by Kenneth L. Untiedt.

Contributor(s): Untiedt, Kenneth L, 1966- [editor of compilation.] | Young, Jerry (Storyteller). Recalling a Texas legend.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Publications of the Texas Folklore Society: no. 69.Publisher: 2013Edition: First edition.Description: ix, 306 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1574415328 (cloth : alk. paper); 9781574415322 (cloth : alk. paper); 1574415441 (ebook); 9781574415445 (ebook).Subject(s): Legends -- Texas | Legends -- Mexican-American Border Region | Texas -- Biography -- Anecdotes | Texas -- History -- Anecdotes | Texas -- Social life and customsDDC classification: 398.209764
Contents:
On the job: legends and language in occupational lore. Recalling a Texas legend: Samuel Thomas 'Booger Red' Privett / Jerry Young -- The legacy of Bill Pickett, the Dusky Demon / Courtney Elliott -- Day work cowboys in the Depression era / Len Ainsworth -- Red Overton, Somervell County cedar chopper / Robert J. (Jack) Duncan -- Folklore of gunfighter John Wesley Hardin: myths, truths, and half-truths / Chuck Parsons -- Houston cop talk / Scott Hill Bumgardner -- Jury selection the old-fashioned way / Jerry B. Lincecum -- A sampling of Texas cultures: from bikers to Knanaya Catholics to Tejana culture: The Texas biker sub-culture and the ride of my life / Veronica Pozo -- Texas Knanaya Catholics and their wedding customs / Jenson Erapuram -- Hemphill: revisiting small-town Texas / Sue M. Friday -- Musica Tejana recording pioneers / Alex LaRotta -- "But, Miss, my family doesn't have a saga!" / Lucy Fischer-West -- Urban legends, ghost stories and towns, and searching for lost treasure. Living an urban legend: Galveston ball in the early 1970s / Gretchen Kay Lutz -- The truth versus the legend of the Interstate 45 Serial Killer / Marissa Gardner -- Ghost towns of the Big Thicket / Francis Edward Abernethy -- The ghost lights of Marfa / Stephanie Mateum -- Beyond Texas folklore: the Woman in Blue / Jennifer Curtis -- "There's gold in them there hills; or, silver at least" / Lee Haile -- Ben Sublett's gold / Winston Sosebee -- "Just for fun" lore. "Here kitty, kitty, kitty: fishing with Bubba / L. Patrick Hughes -- Texas Country churches / Pat Parsons -- Texas weddings: rattles on the garter and 'barbwire' in the flowers / Mildred B. Sentell -- Sally and Chance: an unusual love story / Sheila Morris -- They're still singin' and sayin' on the range: cowboy culture enters the 21st century / Charles Williams -- Contributors' vitas -- Index.
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GR910 .R3 1971 Superstitions of sailors. GR1 .A52 V.32 Afro-American folk culture : GR1 .T4 INDEX Analytical index to Publications of the Texas Folklore Society, volumes 1-36 GR1 .T4 no.69 2013 Cowboys, cops, killers, and ghosts: GR50 .M54 1998 Storytellers : GR66 .S74 1992 V.1 Folklore and folklife : GR66 .S74 1992 V.2 Folklore and folklife :

Includes bibliographical references and index.

On the job: legends and language in occupational lore. Recalling a Texas legend: Samuel Thomas 'Booger Red' Privett / Jerry Young -- The legacy of Bill Pickett, the Dusky Demon / Courtney Elliott -- Day work cowboys in the Depression era / Len Ainsworth -- Red Overton, Somervell County cedar chopper / Robert J. (Jack) Duncan -- Folklore of gunfighter John Wesley Hardin: myths, truths, and half-truths / Chuck Parsons -- Houston cop talk / Scott Hill Bumgardner -- Jury selection the old-fashioned way / Jerry B. Lincecum -- A sampling of Texas cultures: from bikers to Knanaya Catholics to Tejana culture: The Texas biker sub-culture and the ride of my life / Veronica Pozo -- Texas Knanaya Catholics and their wedding customs / Jenson Erapuram -- Hemphill: revisiting small-town Texas / Sue M. Friday -- Musica Tejana recording pioneers / Alex LaRotta -- "But, Miss, my family doesn't have a saga!" / Lucy Fischer-West -- Urban legends, ghost stories and towns, and searching for lost treasure. Living an urban legend: Galveston ball in the early 1970s / Gretchen Kay Lutz -- The truth versus the legend of the Interstate 45 Serial Killer / Marissa Gardner -- Ghost towns of the Big Thicket / Francis Edward Abernethy -- The ghost lights of Marfa / Stephanie Mateum -- Beyond Texas folklore: the Woman in Blue / Jennifer Curtis -- "There's gold in them there hills; or, silver at least" / Lee Haile -- Ben Sublett's gold / Winston Sosebee -- "Just for fun" lore. "Here kitty, kitty, kitty: fishing with Bubba / L. Patrick Hughes -- Texas Country churches / Pat Parsons -- Texas weddings: rattles on the garter and 'barbwire' in the flowers / Mildred B. Sentell -- Sally and Chance: an unusual love story / Sheila Morris -- They're still singin' and sayin' on the range: cowboy culture enters the 21st century / Charles Williams -- Contributors' vitas -- Index.

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KENNETH L. UNTIEDT is the Secretary-Editor of the Texas Folklore Society. He earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from Texas Tech University, and is now an associate professor of English at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.<br>

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