Big Thicket Legacy

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Editor: Campbell Loughmiller and Lynn Loughmiller
Contributor:Foreword by Francis E. Abernethy.
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Paperback ISBN-13: 9781574411560
Paperback ISBN-10: 157441156X
Physical Description: 7 x 10. 256 pp. 42 b&w photos. 1 map.
Publication Date: October 2002
Series: Temple Big Thicket Series | Volume: 2
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Back in print.

In Big Thicket Legacy, Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller present the stories of people living in the Big Thicket of southeast Texas. Many of the storytellers were close to one hundred years old when interviewed, with some being the great-grandchildren of the first settlers. Here are tales about robbing a bee tree, hunting wild boar, plowing all day and dancing all night, wading five miles to church through a cypress brake, and making soap using hickory ashes.

"The book is a storehouse of history, down-to-earth information, good humor, leg-pulling spoofs, tall tales and all kinds of serendipitous gems . . . Readers inclined to fantasy might like to think of two giant Texas folklorists of the past, J. Frank Dobie and Mody Boatright, nodding and winking their approval of Big Thicket Legacy."Smithsonian

"The Big Thicket . . . comes vibrantly alive in this collection of interviews . . . This excellent example of oral history is highly recommended."Library Journal

"A big thicket of a book, Americana at its best."Christian Century

About Author:

Lifelong naturalists, CAMPBELL and LYNN LOUGHMILLER explored and photographed the Big Thicket for nine years.

FRANCIS E. ABERNETHY, who wrote the foreword, is the author or editor of Tales from the Big Thicket and more than twenty Texas Folklore Society Publications (University of North Texas Press).

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