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I am the Clueless Gent because the more I learn in life, the more I realize just how much I don’t know.  This may seem like an oxymoron ~ and maybe it is ~ but it’s been a truth and a driving force in my life.

I haven’t quite decided whether it is better to know a lot about a little or a little about a lot.  Nevertheless, my pursuit of truth, knowledge and wisdom seems never-ending.

In the realm of knowledge, I thank my mother and my teachers for instilling in me a love of reading.  I adore fiction!  It is my main mode of transport to other lands, other times, and other people.  Real or otherwise, I take whatever I can from stories and characters.

In The Clueless Gent website, I hope to share my love of reading and offer a glimpse into my perceptions of the world around me.  If you have the mind to do so, please tag along for the ride!

Beginning in 2021, The Clueless Gent is offering a Texas-Centric, Bookish Podcast. I highly recommend you check it out! The purpose of the podcast is to promote and provide inspiration for the joy of reading and writing – especially in Texas! There will be a writing/reading-related guest on just about every episode. We’re not afraid to ask the dumb questions.

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What Lies Beneath

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WHAT LIES BENEATH:
TEXAS PIONEER CEMETERIES & GRAVEYARDS

By
Cynthia Leal Massey
Genre: Regional History / 19th Century/ Landmarks & Monuments/ Travel Pictorial
Publisher: TwoDot
Date of Publication: August 1, 2021
Number of Pages: 400 pages w/77 B&W photos

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 SYNOPSIS

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Texas, the second largest state, both in land mass and population, has more than 50,000 burial grounds. As the final resting places of those whose earthly journey has ended, they are also repositories of valuable cultural history. Pioneer cemeteries provide a wealth of information on the people who settled Texas during its years as a Republic (1836-1845), and after it became the 28th state in 1845. In What Lies Beneath: Texas Pioneer Cemeteries and Graveyards, Cynthia Leal Massey exhumes the stories of these pioneers, revealing the fascinating truth behind the earliest graveyards in the Lone Star State, including some of its most ancient. This guide also provides descriptions of headstone features and symbols and demystifies the burial traditions of early Texas pioneers and settlers.

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