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Dancin' in Anson : a history of the Texas Cowboys' Christmas ball

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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
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Language
eng
Summary
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. Paul Carlson defines the many people and events mentioned in Chittenden's poem and explains the Jones County landscape laid out in the celebrated work. The book covers the evolution of cowboy poetry and places Chittenden and his poem chronologically within the ever-changing western genre. Far more than a history of the Jones County dance, 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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Midwest
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Carlson, Paul Howard
Dewey number
811/.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Grover E. Murray studies in the American Southwest
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  • Chittenden, William Lawrence
  • Chittenden, William Lawrence
  • American poetry
  • Christmas
  • West (U.S.)
Target audience
adult
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Dancin' in Anson : a history of the Texas Cowboys' Christmas ball
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13309408
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780896728929
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13309408
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13309408
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Dancin' in Anson : a history of the Texas Cowboys' Christmas ball
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13309408
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780896728929
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13309408
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13309408
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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