Tire Shrinker to Dragster

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Editor: Wilson M. Hudson
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Hardcover ISBN-13: 9781574410600
Hardcover ISBN-10: 1574410601
Physical Description: 6 x 9. 248 pp. Index
Publication Date: October 1998
Series: Publications of the Texas Folklore Society | Volume: 34

Tire Shrinker to Dragster is now available as a free e-book at the UNT Digital Library and The Portal to Texas History.

The title of this collection denotes a span from the horse-drawn vehicles with steel tires that had to be shrunk down occasionally, to the cars that accelerate to unbelievable speeds on a drag strip. Society members like to look back at old customs and beliefs but they are quite willing to take into account that urbanization and engineering do not destroy folklife but rather bring about new formations. From tire shrinkers to the folksay of the drag strip; from silver ingots in East Texas to early Irish storytelling; from folklore and the Finnish sauna to mock bidding in Jamaica; from folkways and mores on the University of Texas campus in the 1930s to Dobie as teacher, this miscellany brings together a wealth of Texas folklore.

About Author:

From 1951 to 1971 WILSON HUDSON edited or assisted in editing the Texas Folklore Society publications and was secretary/editor from 1964 to 1971. He taught at the University of Texas at Austin.

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