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Tall tales from Texas cow camps by Mody Coggin Boatright

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Published by SMU Press in Dallas .
Written in English



  • Texas.,
  • Texas


  • Tall tales -- Texas.,
  • Pecos Bill (Legendary character) -- Legends.,
  • Cowboys -- Texas -- Folklore.

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Edition Notes

Reprint. Originally published: Tall tales from Texas. Dallas, Tex. : Southwest Press, 1934. With additional chapter from the 1946 ed.

StatementMody C. Boatright ; illustrated by Elizabeth Keefer Boatright ; foreword by Ernest B. Speck ; preface by J. Frank Dobie.
GenreLegends., Folklore.
LC ClassificationsGR110.T5 B6 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxiv, 105 p. :
Number of Pages105
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3483732M
ISBN 100870741810
LC Control Number82003186

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