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Thirteenth Annual Meeting

The thirteenth annual meeting of the Texas Folklore Society was held in the University of Texas YMCA auditorium, 
Friday Evening and Saturday, April 22 and 23, 1927

Program of Thirteenth Annual Meeting

  • Friday evening, April 22, 8 o'clock:

    Mr. J. Frank Dobie (University of Texas) "Tales of Riders Real and Legendary of the Old Southwest" 

    This lecture was given as a University Public Lecture

  • Saturday afternoon, April 23, 2:30 o'clock:

  • President's Address:

    Professor Gates Thomas (Southwest Texas State Teachers' College, San Marcos) "Which Way, Folk-Lorists?" , 

  • Mr. J. Evetts Haley (Field Secretary of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society. Canyon, Texas) "Folk-Lore of the Llano Estacado" 

    Mrs. Olive K. Dixon (Miami, Texas) "The Legend of Adobe Walls" 

    Miss Adina de Zavala (San Antonio) "How the Huisache Came to Bloom" 

    Mr. A. W. ("Grip") Penn (Austin) "Tall Tales for Western Tenderfeet" 

    Mr. Hartman Dignowity (University of Texas) "Nicknames in Texas Oil Fields" 

    Mr. G. T. Bludworth (State Department of Education, Austin) "How Luce's Bayou Got Its Name" 

    Miss Martha Emmons (Nacogdoches) "Confidences from Old Nacogdoches" 

    Mrs. Mary Jourdan Atkinson (Houston) "Parental Folk Tales Among Texas Pioneers" 

    Mr. Mody C. Boatright (University of Texas, Austin, and Sul Ross State Teachers' College, Alpine) "The Devil's Grotto" 

    The following papers were read by title: 

    Mrs. Della I. Young (Cheyenne, Oklahoma) "Folk Place Names in the Old Cheyenne and Arapahoe Country of Oklahoma" 

    Mr. John R. Craddock (Austin) "The Songs They Sing" 

    Mary Daggett Lake (Fort Worth) "The Mysterious Power in Fossil Creek: A Legend of Tarrant County" 

    Mrs. Mattie Austin Hatcher (University of Texas) "Myths of the Tejas Indians" 

  • Saturday evening, April 23, 8 o'clock:

    Miss Jovita Gonzalez (San Antonio) "Lore of the Texas Vaquero" 

    "Cuando yo sali a Kansas (When I Went up the Kansas Trail), Pancho Villa. Valentin Mancero" and other ballads of the 
    Texas vaqueros sung by Mexicans with music; the ballad of Heraclio Bernal, sung by young ladies of the University of Texas. 

  • Officers:

  • Professor Gates Thomas (Southwest Texas State Teachers College, San Marcos)

    First Vice-President:
  • Miss Adina de Zavala (San Antonio)

    Second Vice-President:
  • Mrs. A. B. Looscan (Houston)

    Third Vice-President: Colonel M. L. Crimmins (Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio) 

    Recording Secretary and Treasurer: Miss Fannie Ratchford (University of Texas)

    Secretary and Editor:
  • J. Frank Dobie (University of Texas, Austin)

  • Dr. L. W. Payne, Jr., (University of Texas)
  • Mr. Victor J. Smith (Alpine)
  • Miss Julia Estill (Fredericksburg)

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Nacogdoches, TX 72962-3007
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