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Folklore in Motion

Texas Travel Lore

Kenneth L. Untiedt (editor)

ISBN: 9781574412383

Publication Date: Feb 2008

Format: Hardback

The adventurous spirit of Texans has led to much travel lore, from stories of how ancestors first came to the state to reflections of how technology has affected the customs, language, and stories of life "on the go." This work contains traditional "Gone to Texas" accounts and articles about people or methods of travel from days gone by.
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The adventurous spirit of Texans has led to much travel lore, from stories of how ancestors first came to the state to reflections of how technology has affected the customs, language, and stories of life "on the go." This Publication of the Texas Folklore Society features articles from beloved storytellers like John O. West, Kenneth W. Davis, and F. E. Abernethy as well as new voices like Janet Simonds. Chapters contain traditional "Gone to Texas" accounts and articles about people or methods of travel from days gone by. Others are dedicated to trains and cars and the lore associated with two-wheeled machines, machines that fly, and machines that scream across the land at dangerous speeds. The volume concludes with articles that consider how we fuel our machines and ourselves, and the rituals we engage in when we're on our way from here to there.
Illustrations 50 b&w illus.
Pages 320
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 29 Feb 2008
Publisher University of North Texas Press
Series Publications of the Texas Folklore Society
Subject/s Regional & national history   Transport: general interest  
KENNETH L. UNTIEDT is the Secretary-Editor of the Texas Folklore Society and teaches English at Stephen F. Austin State University. He earned bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from Texas Tech University. He and his wife Tierney have four children and live in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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