Heritage, Volume 02, Number 04, Fall 1985

LETTERS

The Editors of Heritage magazine are
looking for articles pertaining to Texas'
heritage, culture, and preservation issues
and activities. Heritage is a quarterly
journal published by the Texas Historical
Foundation that focuses on topics of general
history, folklore, conservation, archaeology,
restoration projects, and local
history news from around the state.
We feel Heritage is an excellent opportunity
for persons wishing to publish in a
professional magazine. Priority will be
given to those articles pertaining to the
preservation of historic sites and structures,
however any article pertinent to
the heritage and culture of the state will
be considered. Articles should be 3,0005,000
words, typed, and triple-spaced.
Footnotes and bibliographies should be
included. All submitted material is subject
to the approval of our editorial staff.
Unsolicited manuscripts will be returned
only if accompanied by a stamped, return
envelope.
Sincerely,
J. P. Bryan, Jr.
Editor-in-Chief

I have enjoyed receiving the HERITAGE
and would like to respond to the request
from Carol Little concerning famous statues
that depict our heritage.
Please tell her of one close by in San Antonio.
This is the one designed by Gutzon
Borglum in front of the Old Trail Drivers
Association. He was given the task to design
a memorial in memory of the old trail
driver in 1925. In 1926, Mr. Borglum was
directed that his work in bronze have the
lead cowboy as a replica of George W.
Saunders. The statue was erected in 1936
dedicated to the memory of the Trail Drivers.
As far as I know the cost was
$734,000 but that may be verified from
those in charge at the museum located at
3805 Broadway in San Antonio.
The Texas Trail Drivers made history for
Texas during the period from 1866 to
1895, by performing a feat never equaled
in the history of the world, when they
trailed over ten million Longhorn Cattle
from Texas to Kansas and other northern
states.

George W. Saunders was the organizer
and President of the Old Time Trail Drivers
of Texas. He was a typical Texanloyal
to his fellow man and state. His career
in the "early days" makes interesting
history and can be found in all the libraries
in the state. He directed the publication
of a historic classic, "The Trail Drivers
of Texas," which has recently been
republished by The University of Texas
Press. He is my great-grandfather so I
have a personal interest in this part of
Texas history.
Please have Carol contact me should she
need further information on the statue,
the man, or the organization. Thank you.
Sincerely yours,
Roland Jary
1600 Trail Glen Ct.
Pantego, TX 76013
Your comments, suggestions, and contributions
are welcomed. Please write to:
Mark Trowbridge-Managing Editor,
HERITAGE, P.O. Box 12243, Austin,
TX 78711-2243.

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Texas Historical Foundation. Heritage, Volume 02, Number 04, Fall 1985. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45445/. Accessed April 20, 2014.