Texian Stomping Grounds

Texian Stomping Grounds

Date: 1941
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains sketches of post-war life in East Texas, including descriptions of early recreations and games, stories about Southern food and cooking, religious anecdotes, Negro folk tales, a first-hand account of a Negro folk play about the life of Christ, and other miscellaneous folklore. The index begins on page 159.
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The Story of the S.M.S. Ranch

The Story of the S.M.S. Ranch

Date: [1922]
Creator: Swenson Brothers
Description: This booklet is primarily photographs of life on the S. M. S Ranch. Near the end are several text sections, the first of which states, "It is the design of the S. M. S. Booklet to give feeders and breeders both by picture and written word a comprehensive idea of our methods and breeding in which we have been so successful..." (p. 78). The first section gives an overview of the policies and buying options for the cattle company. Next, "Some Glimpses Into Ranch Life" gives an overview of how ranching works, defines ranching jargon, and gives several songs/poems that illustrate ranching. The third and final section, "Stock Farms and Small Ranches, From the Spur Ranch" includes photographs from Spur Ranch and a brief overview about the ranch and surrounding area.
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