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Straight Texas (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society #13)

J. Frank Dobie (Editor)


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A Publication of the Texas Folklore Society. The topics include Texas place names, Roy Bean, anecdotes from Brazos River bottoms, Mexican ghosts from El Paso, comedy in folk superstitions, witching for water with the Bible, pioneer folk ways, old sayings from Texas, Irish fairies in Texas, Alabama Indian music, and tales from the Alabamas.

University of North Texas Press, 9781574410976, 360pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2000

About the Author

J. Frank Dobie (1888–1964) was an American folklorist, writer, and newspaper columnist best known for many books depicting the richness and traditions of life in rural Texas. In 1922, he became secretary of the Texas Folklore Society and held the post for 21 years.