H. BAILEY CARROLL
THIS is written just as the fall semester of 1950 has gotten
well underway. It is in the fall that a new round of
activity at the state and local history level begins in
Texas each year. The Junior Historians reorganize and start
with new crews in many Texas high schools. That the local his-
tory groups are all moving off with stimulating programs and
accomplishments will be evidenced by the various reports which
follow. From the Panhandle to the Gulf, Texas has a splendid
assortment of local historical groups and societies. Apparently
an auspicious year is just ahead.
Historical interest in Texas has always been able to surmount
the obstacle of distance. On Tuesday night, September 19, a
delegation from the San Antonio Historical Association put on
the program for a meeting of the Harris County Historical So-
ciety which Herbert Fletcher called "nothing short of magnifi-
cent." Several Houston members of the Association wrote to the
office especially commending the part taken by Stanley Banks.
Dr. Henry R. Maresh and Herbert Fletcher are achieving real
success in revitalizing the Harris County Historical group.
The October meeting will present Oswald Mueller, who will
present accounts drawn from his translation of Von Wrede, who
visited Houston in the forties. In November the Harris County
group expects to have Mrs. Sybil Jordan's Robert E. Lee High
School Junior Historians from Baytown take charge of the
Notice has been received that the Athens Review, founded in
1885 and one of the city's oldest business institutions, published a
fifty-six-page paper commemorating the town's hundredth anniver-
sary. Mayor Charles Frank Jones designated September 29 as Pio-
neer Appreciation Day and called upon all citizens to honor the
pioneers of the area. The edition contains histories of the town
of Athens and Henderson County, service and civic clubs,
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 54, July 1950 - April, 1951. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101133/. Accessed September 23, 2014.