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Texas Graveyards: A Cultural Legacy (The Elma Dill Russell Spencer Foundation series)

Texas Graveyards: A Cultural Legacy (The Elma Dill Russell Spencer Foundation series) by Terry G. Jordan

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Author: Terry G. Jordan
Book title: Texas Graveyards: A Cultural Legacy (The Elma Dill Russell Spencer Foundation series)
Category: History
Rating: 4.2 / 5
ISBN: 0292780443
ISBN13: 978-0292780446
Pages: 160
Publisher: University of Texas Press; 1st edition (June 1, 1982)
Language: English
Subcategory: Americas
Other format: lit docx azw lrf

Where more poignantly than in a small country graveyard can a traveler fathom the flow of history and tradition? During the past twenty years, Terry G. Jordan has traveled the back roads and hidden trails of rural Texas in search of such cemeteries. With camera in hand, he has visited more than one thousand cemeteries created and maintained by the Anglo-American, black, Indian, Mexican, and German settlers of Texas. His discoveries of sculptured stones and mounds, hex signs and epitaphs, intricate landscapes and unusual decorations represent a previously unstudied and unappreciated wealth of Texas folk art and tradition. Texas Graveyards not only marks the distinct ethnic and racial traditions in burial practices but also preserves a Texas legacy endangered by changing customs, rural depopulation, vandalism, and the erosion of time.

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