Legends of Texas

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This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains information about popular Texas legends, including tales about buried treasure, the supernatural, pirates, origins of Texas flowers, and other miscellaneous legends. The index begins on page 271.

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279 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.

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Texas Folklore Society 1984.

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  • Littlejohn, E. G. Lost Gold of the Llano Country (Legends of Buried Treasure and Lost Mines); Life and Legends of Lafitte the Pirate (Pirates and Pirate Treasure in Legend); The Holy Spring of Father Margil at Nacogdoches (Legendary Origins of Texas Flowers, Names, and Streams); How the Brazos and Colorado Originated (Legendary Origins of Texas Flowers, Names, and Streams)
  • Estill, Julia Lost Mines of the Llano and San Saba (Legends of Buried Treasure and Lost Mines); The Enchanted Rock in Llano County (Legends of Lovers)
  • Sutherland, Mary A. Treasure Chest on the Nueces (Legends of Buried Treasure and Lost Mines); The Dream Woman and the White Rose Bush (Legends of Buried Treasure and Lost Mines)
  • Ratchford, Fannie Native Treasure Talk up the Frio (Legends of Buried Treasure and Lost Mines); Moro's Gold (Legends of Buried Treasure and Lost Mines)
  • Kincaid, Edgar B. Lost Mine Near Sabinal (Legends of Buried Treasure and Lost Mines)
  • Hunter, J. Marvin Mysterious Gold Mine of the Guadalupe Mountains (Legends of Buried Treasure and Lost Mines)
  • Sherrill, R. E. Lost Copper Mines and Spanish Gold (Legends of Buried Treasure and Lost Mines)
  • Bertillion, L. D. Lost Lead Mine on the Brazos, King County (Legends of Buried Treasure and Lost Mines); The Horn Worshipers (Miscellaneous Legends)
  • Gay, J. Leeper The Accursed Gold in the Santa Anna Mountains (Legends of Buried Treasure and Lost Mines)
  • Gunter, Lillian Buried Treasure Legends of Cooke County (Legends of Buried Treasure and Lost Mines)
  • Martin, Roscoe The Treasure Cannon of the Neches (Legends of Buried Treasure and Lost Mines)
  • Bertillion, L. D. Steinheimer's Millions (Legends of Buried Treasure and Lost Mines)
  • von Blittersdorf, Louise Buried Treasure Legends of Milam County (Legends of Buried Treasure and Lost Mines)
  • Payne, L. W., Jr. The Wagon-Load of Silver in Clear Fork Creek (Legends of Buried Treasure and Lost Mines); Francesca: A Legend of Old Fort Stockton (Legends of Lovers); Indian Bluff on Canadian River (Legendary Origins of Texas Flowers, Names, and Streams); How Medicine Mounds of Hardeman County Got Their Name (Legendary Origins of Texas Flowers, Names, and Streams)
  • Craddock, John R. The Legend of Stampede Mesa (Legends of the Supernatural); the Headless Squatter (Legends of the Supernatural); The Waiting Woman (Legends of Lovers)
  • Looscan, Adele B. The Woman of the Western Star: A Legend of the Rangers (Legends of the Supernatural)
  • Taylor, N. A. The Devil and Strap Buckner (Legends of the Supernatural)
  • Lane, Edith C. The Legend of Cheetwah (Legends of the Supernatural)
  • Heimsath, Charles H. The Mysterious Woman in Blue (Legends of the Supernatural)
  • Dobie, Bertha McKee Mysterious Music in the San Bernard River (Legends of the Supernatural); The Death Bell of the Brazos (Legends of the Supernatural); The Legend of the Salt Marshes (Legends of the Supernatural)
  • Sjolander, John P. Rhymes of Galveston Bay (Legends of the Supernatural)
  • Spratt, J. S. Lover's Retreat and Lover's Retreat, Palo Pinto (Legends of Lovers)
  • Eckert, Flora Lover's Leap in Kimble County
  • Callan, Austin Lover's Leap in Santa Anna (Legends of Lovers)
  • Babb, Stanley E. From Sunset in August: Galveston Beach (Pirates and Pirate Treasure in Legend)
  • Beasley, Julia The Uneasy Ghost of Lafitte (Pirates and Pirate Treasure in Legend)
  • Webb, J. O. Lafitte Lore (Pirates and Pirate Treasure in Legend)
  • Morris, J. W. The Pirate Ship of the San Bernard: A Legend of Theodosia Burr Allston (Pirates and Pirate Treasure in Legend)
  • Reid, Mrs. Bruce An Indian Legend of the Blue Bonnet (Legendary Origins of Texas Flowers, Names, and Streams)
  • Swisher, Bella French How the Water Lilies Came to the San Marcos River (Legendary Origins of Texas Flowers, Names, and Streams)
  • Dienst, Alex. The Naming of Metheglin Creek (Legendary Origins of Texas Flowers, Names, and Streams); A tradition of La Salle's Expedition into Texas (Miscellaneous Legends)
  • Smith, Victor J. How Dead Horse Canyon Got Its Name
  • Webb, W. P. The White Steed of the Prairies (Miscellaneous Legends); The Legend of Sam Bass (Miscellaneous Legends)
  • Gay, J. Leeper The Cave of Montezuma (Miscellaneous Legends)
  • Eddins, A. W. The First Corn Crop in Texas (Miscellaneous Legends); La Casa del Santa Anna (Miscellaneous Legends)
  • Wright, Mrs. S. J. Big Foot and Little Foot (Miscellaneous Legends)
  • Kenney, Martin M. The Wild Woman of the Navidad (Miscellaneous Legends)

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Description

This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains information about popular Texas legends, including tales about buried treasure, the supernatural, pirates, origins of Texas flowers, and other miscellaneous legends. The index begins on page 271.

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279 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.

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"Publication number III."

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Copyright (c) 1924 by J. Frank Dobie.

Third printing of the 1964 edition, 1984.

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Texas Folklore Society Publications

This collection of Texas Folklore Society publications contains a miscellany of Texas and Mexican folklore, including stories about folk medicine and ranch remedies, folk songs, legends and other folklore.

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Texas Folklore Society. Legends of Texas, book, 1984; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67651/: accessed December 9, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.