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Mythic Texas

History


by
Bryan Wooley

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 250 pages

File size: 2.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

When people hear the word Texas certain images come into their minds. Because of its size and unusual history, the myths and legends of Texas have pretty much become the embodiment of the American West. Although some of the symbols of mythic Texas have evolved into stereotypes (sometimes with the help of self-promoting Texans), they all have their basis in the history, culture, and geography of the state. This book examines some of those symbols: oil wells, the saddle, the Pecos River, longhorn cattle, and the famous Lone Star, to mention a few, and their relationship to Texas today. Author Wooley also includes the people of Texas – folks who represent our state and what it stands for.

When people hear the word Texas certain images come into their minds. Because of its size and unusual history, the myths and legends of Texas have pretty much become the embodiment of the American West. Although some of the symbols of mythic Texas have evolved into stereotypes (sometimes with the help of self-promoting Texans), they all have their basis in the history, culture, and geography of the state. This book examines some of those symbols: oil wells, the saddle,… (more)

When people hear the word Texas certain images come into their minds. Because of its size and unusual history, the myths and legends of Texas have pretty much become the embodiment of the American West. Although some of the symbols of mythic Texas have evolved into stereotypes (sometimes with the help of self-promoting Texans), they all have their basis in the history, culture, and geography of the state. This book examines some of those symbols: oil wells, the saddle, the Pecos River, longhorn cattle, and the famous Lone Star, to mention a few, and their relationship to Texas today. Author Wooley also includes the people of Texas – folks who represent our state and what it stands for.

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