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The Resource Dancin' in Anson : a history of the Texas Cowboys' Christmas ball, Paul H. Carlson ; foreword by Michael Martin Murphey

Dancin' in Anson : a history of the Texas Cowboys' Christmas ball, Paul H. Carlson ; foreword by Michael Martin Murphey

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Dancin' in Anson : a history of the Texas Cowboys' Christmas ball
Title
Dancin' in Anson
Title remainder
a history of the Texas Cowboys' Christmas ball
Statement of responsibility
Paul H. Carlson ; foreword by Michael Martin Murphey
Title variation
Dancing in Anson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""Explores the history and reenactment of the Texas Cowboys' Christmas Ball held in Anson, TX every year since 1934; analyzes the poem by William Lawrence Chittenden written about the Anson Christmas dances in the 1880s and is the basis for the reenactment."--
  • "Celebrating the celebration of the Old West. In the 1880s, there wasn't much in Anson, Texas, in the way of entertainment for the area's cowhands. But Star Hotel operator M. G. Rhodes changed that when he hosted a Grand Ball the weekend before Christmas. A restless traveling salesman, rancher, and poet from New York named William Lawrence Chittenden, a guest at the Star Hotel, was so impressed with the soiree that he penned his observances in the poem "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball." Reenacted annually since 1934 based on Chittenden's poem, the contemporary dances attract people from coast to coast, from Canada, and from across Europe and elsewhere. Since 1993 Grammy Award-winning musical artist Michael Martin Murphey has played at the popular event. Far more than a history of the Jones County dance, Paul Carlson analyzes the long poem, defining the many people and events mentioned and explaining the Jones County landscape Chittenden lays out in his celebrated work. The book covers the evolution of cowboy poetry and places Chittenden and his poem chronologically within the ever-changing western genre. Dancin' in Anson: A History of the Texas Cowboys' Christmas Ball is a novel but refreshing look at a cowboy poet, his poem, and a joyous Christmas-time family event that traces its roots back nearly 130 years"--
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Carlson, Paul Howard
Dewey number
811/.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1294.C3
LC item number
Z56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1945-
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Murphey, Michael
Series statement
Grover E. Murray studies in the American Southwest
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  • Christmas
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • Christmas
  • Christmas
  • American poetry
  • Chittenden, William Lawrence
  • West (U.S.)
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)
Label
Dancin' in Anson : a history of the Texas Cowboys' Christmas ball, Paul H. Carlson ; foreword by Michael Martin Murphey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Texas Cowboys' Christmas Ball: the background -- Anson and Jones county in the 1880s -- Larry Chittenden: his life and letters -- Explicating Chittenden's popular poem -- Cowboy poetry and pioneer dances -- Michael Martin Murphy and the modern Texas Cowboys' Christmas Ball
Control code
877367633
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 148 pages
Isbn
9780896728912
Lccn
2014027986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)877367633
Label
Dancin' in Anson : a history of the Texas Cowboys' Christmas ball, Paul H. Carlson ; foreword by Michael Martin Murphey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Texas Cowboys' Christmas Ball: the background -- Anson and Jones county in the 1880s -- Larry Chittenden: his life and letters -- Explicating Chittenden's popular poem -- Cowboy poetry and pioneer dances -- Michael Martin Murphy and the modern Texas Cowboys' Christmas Ball
Control code
877367633
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 148 pages
Isbn
9780896728912
Lccn
2014027986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)877367633

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