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III. Representative Bryophyte and Lichen Species of the Miniature Forests of Cape Horn / Especies Representativas de Briofitas y Liquenes de Los Bosques en Miniaturia del cabo de Hornos

Bernard Goffinet and Ricardo Rozzi and Lily Lewis and William Buck and Francisca Massardo University of North Texas Press PDF

Acrocladium auriculatum (Acrocladiaceae)

Characters for field identification: Plants grow horizontally and form highly branched mats, usually with many sporophytes. The branches are spreading and conspicuously pointed. The leaves are broad and spoon-shaped, with hollow blades and rounded apices. The operculum of the capsules are characteristically white.

Habitat: Soil and decaying tree trunks in Nothofagus forests; rocks and live tree trunks in humid

Nothofagus forests

Distribution: Southwestern South America.

Did you know? The characteristic pointed branches have given this moss its generic name

Acrocladium [Acro (tip) + clad (branch)]. The name auriculatum [auricul (auricle) + tum (lobed leaf base)] describes the heart shaped leaves. Many of the names given to bryophytes describe characteristic features of the particular species or genus.

Adam M. Wilson

Lily Lewis

Características para la identificación en terreno: Las plantas crecen horizontalmente formando alfombras muy ramificadas, usualmente con muchos esporofitos. Las ramas se expanden y son notoriamente puntiagudas. Las hojas son anchas y en forma de cuchara, con hojas ahuecadas y

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Kenneth L. Untiedt, editor University of North Texas Press PDF



A commitment to the preservation, analysis, and enjoyment of folk music underlay the 1909 creation of the Texas Folklore Society. As it was in the beginning, so it remains. Over its century-long existence, the Society has been a nurturing home for collectors and interpreters such as John A. Lomax, William A. Owens, Américo

Paredes, and others. Its publications are replete with both scholarly and popular examinations of cowboy songs, train songs, field hollers, border corridos, the blues, and Old World ballads that made their way to Texas. Annual meetings have consistently featured presentations on various aspects of folk music by both academicians and lay aficionados. Groups as varied as the Southwest

Texas Sacred Harp Convention, the Jubilee Choir, Four Boys from the Brakes, and the East Texas String Ensemble have performed the songs of our collective past at TFS convocations all across the

Lone Star State. Nor would any annual meeting be complete without the hootenanny that has been a TFS tradition for the last halfcentury. It has been and remains a symbiotic relationship that through all the years has enriched both the Society and folk music.

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Chapter 14: Pursuit School

Sarah Byrn Rickman University of North Texas Press PDF


Pursuit School

roduction of trainer airplanes dropped thirty percent in

May and June 1943 and continued to decline.1 Pursuit planes were rolling off the factory assembly lines in evergreater numbers. General Tunner still needed ferry pilots, but now he needed pilots capable of handling pursuits, because pursuit ferrying had become the number one job of the Ferrying

Division. One potential source was the WFTD graduates.

By the end of June, the Ferrying Division had received sixtyfive WFTD graduates—the total number of women trained in the first two classes in Houston. On June 26, 1943, Nancy Love wrote to General Barton Yount, commanding general of the Flying Training Command, that the flight training of those early graduates had been “thorough and well adapted to their duties as ferrying pilots. Their attitude and conduct have been generally excellent.” The Ferrying Division did request additional training related to cross-country flying and in group flying as many Ferrying Division deliveries still were made in groups of five to nine.

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22. “I’ll Meet You Smoking”

Chuck Parsons and Norman Wayne Brown University of North Texas Press PDF

“Hardin threw his hand on his gun and I grabbed mine and went to shooting.”

John Selman Sr., August 20, 1895

arious authors over the years have attempted to list the kills of

John Wesley Hardin. Most have relied on Hardin’s Life exclusively and accept what he wrote as accurate, not raising the question of whether the man Hardin shot was dead or merely wounded. Several of the gunfights in which he participated must be considered “group kills,” in which two or more men participated. Examples include the killing of

Cox and Christman, shot to death in an ambush by an unknown number of participants; Charles Webb died from gunfire from Hardin, Jim Taylor and one of the Dixon brothers, three to one, all four shooting. Hardin and

Jim Taylor both shot to death Jack Helm. Should Hardin be credited with those kills alone?

Various historians have questioned if Hardin was involved in the killing of Martin M’rose. He certainly was not on that bridge or close to it the night M’rose and Scarborough faced each other, but was Hardin an accessory to the killing? The El Paso Times reported that M’rose “had made several threats that he would kill Hardin.” Since it is not certain that M’rose and Hardin had ever met, we must deduce that the threat was to avenge his honor for Hardin having seduced Beulah M’rose.

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Winston Sosebee - “Ben Sublett’s Gold”

Edited by Kenneth L. Untiedt University of North Texas Press PDF

BEN SUBLETT’S GOLD by Winston Sosebee

My first fascination with the story of Ben Sublett’s lost gold mine began more than twenty years ago. During a bout of telling “war stories” and drinking among some friends of mine, one of my friends told of reading an account of a legend of lost gold in far

West Texas. He said the account was in a book by J. Frank Dobie,

Coronado’s Children. After I recovered from being amazed that this friend had actually read a book, I wanted to hear more about this lost gold mine. He was only able to give me the basic facts from the account. I decided then that I would read Dobie’s book. That was all it took—I was hooked. I began to search out all information that

I could find on Ben Sublett. All of it was kept on reserve for almost twenty years until I had the idea for this presentation.

William C. Sublett, later known as Ben Sublett or crazy old

Ben Sublett, was born in 1835 in Alabama. He served during the

Civil War in the Confederate Army. Apparently, Ben found time to get married. He then traveled west to Colorado and to Arizona.

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