H. BAILEY CARROLL
NE of the most encouraging vistas on the historical hori-
zon is the way in which modern business is coming to
patronize, support, and use history. This may be seen
in a moment from such firms as Du Pont and United States Steel.
The major railroads have found archivists and historians essential
to their operation. The Texas Company and the Humble Com-
pany are making real strides toward preserving the history of
their respective enterprises.
In Texas a little more than a year ago the Republic National
Bank of Dallas did a history of the first quarter century of the
bank's existence which is also a contribution to Texas history.
Recently Edward Crane of Dallas sent to the Barker Texas His-
tory Center a thin, beautiful book entitled Saga of the South-
west: Diamond Jubilee of Trezevant and Cochran, Dallas, Texas.
This is the history of a Texas insurance firm which is as old as
the present Texas constitution. Like the constitution the firm
has seen many changes take place in Dallas and in Texas in
three-fourths of a century.
There are two illustrations in the book of special historic sig-
nificance: one shows Elm Street of Dallas, looking west from
Murphy in 1874, and the other is a copy of the first insurance
map of Dallas, 1876.
The Fourth Annual Pilgrimage to the Historic Old Jefferson
Homes was held on May 5 and 6, 1951. The tour included visits
to the following historical places of Jefferson:
i. Excelsior Hotel 7. Knightwood (Mr. and Mrs. M. K.
2. Jefferson Historical Museum Knight) Old Wise Home
3. Old Haywood House (Home of 8. Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Scantlin Home
Miss Carrie Moseley) 9. C. A. Meisenheimer Home
4. J. H. Benefield, Sr., Home io. James Cornelius, Jr., Home
5. Mary Carlson Home 11. O. C. Billingsley Home
6. Guarding Oak (Home of Mr. and
Mrs. Dan Lester)
The Jefferson Historical Society and Museum continues to go
forward with an active program which includes the collection of
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 55, July 1951 - April, 1952. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101139/. Accessed September 19, 2014.