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19 Houses which had been built of logs now shifted to the new balloon-frame construction, but kept the single chimney or flue. The central enclosed passageway, and many open dogtrots, disappeared in favor of separate entrances to the two front rooms. This reinforced the log tradition of log cabins with an extra room built on the end opposite the chimney. But whatever the origin of the form, it is called the Southern Lowland double-pen house. Hallmarks of the form are two equal front units, each with its own entrance; there may be a shed porch on the front and a shed-roofed room on the back.

I looked for a piece of myself among the debris, but nothing was there except the sound of the wind that dusted the old place out in the thirties. The old things are usually kept where land and property are handed down. People that belong to an area keep the things of their families' and their culture's past; new people clean out for a fresh start. A preface should be placed at the end of the book rather than at the first because the editor writes the preface after he's built the book, and he's usually mulling over the whole Page viii job to see what he learned and whether it was worth all the fuss.

Ann Carpenter, "O Ty Polshil," The Folklore of Texan Cultures, PTFS XXXVIII (Austin: Encino Press, 1974), 206. 3. Caroline von Hinuber, "Life of German Pioneers in Early Texas," Texas State Historical Assocation Quarterly, II, No. , 1899), 229. 4. Ferdinand Roemer, Texas, Oswald Mueller, trans. , 1935), p. 93. 5. Fredrick Law Olmsted, Journey Through Texas (Austin: Von Boeckmann Jones Press, 1962), p. 170. 6. Claude M. Dubuis, "Texas Recollections: A Letter from Castroville: 1847," The Kountze News (March 1, 1978), p.

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