The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 53, July 1949 - April, 1950

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

Stephen F. Austin. Most Texans are likely to associate March 2
with the Declaration of Independence, but in this book it is used
to mark the first flight, in 191o, of an army airplane at San An-
tonio. March 6 is dedicated to the occupation of San Antonio by
General Vasquez in 1842 rather than to the fall of the Alamo in
1836. The author points out that on March 20o, 1898, Roy Bean
was making plans for a prize fight; but there are Texans who
consider Fannin's surrender on that day in 1836 an event of
greater importance.
Mr. Bishop wisely devotes many of his dates to matters other
than politics. Early railways, gushers, the first telephone exchange,
bad men, commercial aviation, radio stations, and numerous
other items find a place in this chronicle.
Unfortunately the number of errors is large, and not all of
them can be classed as typographical. For example, February 17,
instead of February 19, is given as the date for the retirement of
Anson Jones as president of the Republic. The article for March
6 mentions the capture of the judge and all persons associated
with a court in San Antonio by General Vasquez. In fact, the
court was captured by Woll in September rather than by Vasquez
in March. The people who live in the village of Millican, in
Brazos County, will be very unhappy to see their town mentioned
as Memican in the article for July 16. Governor Ferguson was
found guilty on ten charges rather than 23 charges as stated in
the article for April 5.
Errors appear in names of a number of individuals. It is H. B.
Carroll instead of H. V. Carroll; Edwin Waller instead of Edmund
Waller; Miriam A. Ferguson instead of Miriam E. Ferguson;
S. W. T. Lanham instead of W. S. Lanham; Thomas S. Gathright
instead of Thomas S. Gaithright; and Peta Nocona instead of
Pete Nocona.
RALPH W. STEEN
Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College
That Spotted Sow And Other Hill Country Ballads. By Carlos
Ashley. Austin (The Steck Company), 1949. Pp. 63. Illus-
trations by Harold D. Bugbee. $2.oo.
The subtitle of That Spotted Sow very definitely ties this bal-

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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 53, July 1949 - April, 1950. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101126/. Accessed April 18, 2014.