Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Texas Revolution by John Pelham Border, and in the Civil War
by Border and Lycurgus W. Broocks.
On April 15, 1962, New Kentucky Park was dedicated on the
location of a community founded in northern Harris County
about 1830 by Abram Roberts. The new county park includes
the camp site of Sam Houston's army five days prior to the battle
of San Jacinto. It was at New Kentucky on April 16, 1836, that
Houston turned his small force south toward the Mexican Army,
victory, and independence for Texas. George Charlton, a Tomball
attorney and Texas history enthusiast, presided at the dedication.
Wright Morrow, former Democratic national committeeman from
Houston, was the principal speaker. A pamphlet New Kentucky
and The Great Decision, which outlines the history of the com-
munity, was prepared for the Spring Creek County Historical
Association by Magdalene Charlton.
In a recent letter Dr. Pat I. Nixon of San Antonio quoted the
following paragraph of a letter to him from Mrs. Thomas O'Con-
nor of Victoria:
As to your inquiry about the manuscripts of the Henry McCulloch
history, I am sorry to have to admit that only a few pages of it
exist. As a child I remember my mother, Victor M. Rose's sister,
let us cut up for paper dolls pages and pages of the stacks of paper
on which I remember spelling out the name of Henry McCulloch.
I have only the few pages left.
Nixon then added, with a proper appreciation of the move-
"Had it not been for our Junior Historians, this tragedy would
have repeated itself many times over."
On May 5, 1962, the James Haggard Chapter, Colonial Dames
of the XVII Century, sponsored a tour of old homes and his-
torical sites in Nacogdoches, one of the major points of interest
along the historic Camino Real or Spanish Royal Highway
In January, 1962, the State Historical Society of Iowa reprinted
the Tribune Almanac and Political Register for 1862 with an
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101196/. Accessed July 29, 2014.