Texian Stomping Grounds Page: 39
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The show being over, Keeno himself took the reins and the
horses trotted down the main street drawing the bright-colored
spring wagon with Keeno, John, the bulging gunny sack and the
banjo, but not a single bottle of Yogi Oil. The wagon struck a
bump and out jolted the banjo; but John, quick as a flash, recov-
ered it, and leaped up to his seat beside Keeno, and away they
The next morning Bill with his arm bandaged and squirming
with pain talked with Pete Donald, the town marshal; and when
he removed his bandage, I saw that his wrist was blue and swollen.
He demanded that Pete arrest "that damned scoundrel, Keeno,"
but Pete laughed uproariously and said, "Bill, you old fool, there
is no tellin' where that feller is by this time. Why don't you rub
some Yogi Oil on your arm and hit'll be all right." I have heard
some pretty fair 'cussing; but I have never heard equalled the
stream of profanity, plain and fancy, which Bill let loose that
tranquil autumn Sunday morning.
Keeno, the magnificent, has passed on to the bourne of all
good medicine men, and gone also are his spring wagon and
dashing bay horses. His successor, however, may be heard on
the radio, and in various new forms the spirit of Keeno and his
panacea lives on. So, too, lives on that vast throng of us who
in some fashion or another forever crave the balm of Yogi Oil.
Here’s what’s next.
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Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964. Texian Stomping Grounds, book, 1941; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67663/m1/47/: accessed June 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.