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[Photograph of Luis Jimenez's El Vaquero, Moody Park]

Description: Photograph of El Vaquero, found in Moody Park, North Side, Houston, Texas. The statue in Houston is the first in an edition of five uniquely painted sculptures that can be found throughout the United States. The work, installed in 1980, is a fiberglass form honoring the work of vaqueros and their horses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Postcard from Tom Puente to John J.Herrera - 1955-08-13]

Description: Postcard from Tom Puente to John Herrera dated August 13, 1955 and postmarked Chicago, Illinois. The front of the postcard is a color illustration of a cowboy on a horse looking at at a woman walking away. The text above reads: "Reckon yer new in these parts Lady - ya oughta wear somethin' under them chaps!" The back of the postcard has the handwritten message, "Hello Johnnie, Sorry I didn't get to see you again while I was here in Houston. Hope to see you next year. Regards to all our friends for me. P.S. Rusty havn't wretten to me for a while, 1642 E 53rd St. Apt. 304, Tom Puente."
Date: August 13, 1955
Creator: Puente, Tom
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Southwestern Lore

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains a miscellany of Texas and Mexican folklore, including folk stories about treasure hunters, cowboys, Native Americans, and razorback hogs, as well as myths, customs and other superstitions. The index of song material begins on page 192 and the general index begins on page 193.
Date: 1931
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

Mustangs and Cow Horses

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Texas and Mexico, including folktales, folk songs, ballads and other information about mustangs and horses. The index begins on page 425.
Date: 1940
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

The Golden Log

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular Texas folklore, including information about unusual Texas place names, folktales about spiders, folktales about witchcraft, ghosts and superstitions, and information about early petroleum geologists. The index begins on page 167.
Date: 1962
Creator: Boatright, Mody Coggin
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

Branding calves

Description: Photograph of two cowboys branding a calf inside a pen. Other calves stand off to the side of the pen; Victoria County, Texas.
Date: July 12, 1916
Creator: Mitchell, J. D.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library