Join the adventure now:    Extra Book #26 


 Search for the treasure of the mines in our latest publication!                                                                                                                                                                     The TFS is proud to announce #26 in our series of extra books, The San Saba Treasure: Legends of Silver Creek. In 1868, four treasure hunters from San Marcos, Texas, searched for a lost mine on the San Saba River filled with thousands of silver bars left by Spanish miners. Now TFS member David C. Lewis, a descendant of one of those adventurers, is on his own quest to find the history behind the legend once popularized by J. Frank Dobie in his classic book Coronado’s Children. While the author warns that this book, though it does contain a map, will not lead you to silver and gold, it will lead you to a treasure trove of mystery, wonder, and dozens strange and interesting characters. 


















TFS is proud to announce our 2018 publication, The San Saba Treasure: Legends of Silver Creek, as #26 in our single author extra book series. In 1868, four treasure hunters from San Marcos, Texas, searched for a lost mine on the San Saba River, near  today's Menard.  Now TFS member David C. Lewis, a descendant of one of these adventurous men,  is on his own quest for the history behind the classic tale of mystery and legendary lost treasure once popularized by J. Frank Dobie in his own Coronado's Children. While the author warns that this book will not lead you to gold and riches, it will lead you to a treasure trove of suspense, wonder, and strange characters.

TFS Books

The Texas Folklore Society has a rich history in publishing the lore that has been presented and preserved by its members over the past century. We have over seventy regular volumes in our Publications of the Texas Folklore Society series, including a three-volume history of the organization from 1909 through 2000. The Society has also supported the publication over two dozen single-author "Extra Books" on folklore. If you're interested in reading about the things that make us who we are, you still have the opportunity to obtain previous publications.

To see a list of all Texas Folklore Society publications,  click the following link:

Complete list of TFS publications.

The 2017 publication, Legends and Life in Texas: Folklore from the Lone Star State, in Stories and Song (PTFS #72) is a traditional miscellany, the backbone of the PTFS series. This book features three chapters: one one legendary Texans and the stories behind their lives, one on music, and one that looks back at simpler times. From female bullfighters, the first man to fly, and prisoners who entertained through music, to well-known heroes like Sam Houston and David Crockett, you don't want to miss this fun and enlightening look at Texas life and legends.

             Order your copy today:        Purchase PTFS #72

The 2016 publication is a tribute to F. E. Abernethy, who served as the TFS Secretary-Editor for thirty-three years. PTFS #71 contains one article for each year Ab served in this position. The wide range of topics he covered over the decades are a must-have for anyone who knew him, as a teacher, as a musician, as a world traveler, or as a friend of the Society.

                   Order your copy today:        Purchase PTFS #71


TFS Fellow Fran Vick guest-edited the 2015 publication, Tales of Texas Cooking (PTFS #70), and it sold out its first printing. Don't worry, we ordered a second printing.

You can get your copy today:                Purchase PTFS #70

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