Texas Heritage, Spring 1984

On the Cover
The Walter B. Tips Building, at the turn-of-the-century, believed to have been decorated for President
William G. McKinley's visit to Austin.
Preserva tion
Tw o T exas businesses find new r eturns in old
structures.
Archeology
The Texas Historical F oundati on' s c ooperat ive
efforts to reveal t he past.
Historic
Photography
Images of Texas and their future.
The
Cornerstone
Preservation and heritage news from around the state.
"Good writing about any region is good only to the extent that it has universal
appeal. Nothing is too provincial for the regional writer, but he cannot be provincialminded
about it."
from J. Frank Dobie's Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest, published
in 1942.

LETTERS AND LINES from our members
We have received many letters requesting information on various aspects of Texas heritage and
culture. By way of this column we would like to share these questions and ask for your answers.

Your questions and answers can be sent to Letters
78711-2243.
Q: Where might I find a directory of Texas
Museums?
A: Texas Museums, A Guidebook by Paula
Eyrich Tyler and Ron Tyler, University of
Texas Press. The directory is available
through U.T. Press or through the Texas
Historical Foundation at the above
address. Price: $16.95 (hardcover), $8.95
(softcover).
Q: Where might I find a complete listing of all
historical markers in Texas?

and Lines, P.O. Box 12243, Austin, Texas
A: The Texas Historical Commission
publishes a pamphlet containing every
historical marker in Texas for a cost of
$2.64. To order write THC, P.O. Box
12276, Austin, Texas 78711.
Do you have any suggestions to the following:
* Information on the history of Old Snow or
Snowtown?
* Where to find information on cleaning,
storing, and restoring of textiles? What
tests are available to determine fiber
content?

TEXAS HERITAGE
is a publication for the membership of the Texas Historical Foundation.
The Foundation encourages reproduction of the non-copyrighted contents.
Credit should be given to the Texas Historical Foundation:
TEXAS HERITAGE. Designed and published by Lewis-McElgunn
Marketing & Communications. Member of IABC.

Officers of the Foundation
Mr. John G. Middleton Mrs. Janey B. Vaughar
Chairman of the Board, Liberty Secretary, Uvalde

Mr. J.P. Bryan, Jr.
President, Houston
Mr. William P. Wright, Jr.
Vice President, Abilene

Dr. D.J. Sibley, Jr.
Treasurer, Austin

Board of Directors

Mr. Brux Austin, Dallas
Mrs. Jane Barnhill, Brenham
Mr. Percival T. Beacroft, Jr.,
Woodville, Miss
Mrs. Amelia Belding, Longview
Mrs. Clare Benckenstein,
Beaumont
Mr. Thomas E. Bentley,
Richardson
Mr. Sam T. Bracken, Tyler
Mr. Cecil E. Burney, Corpus Christi
Mrs. Charles L. Bybee, Houston
Mrs. Shirley Caldwell, Richardson
Mr. Bill Bob Crim, Kilgore
Mr. Everett Fulgham, Marble Falls
Mrs. Michelle Gunn, Marble Falls
Mr. Richard Hart, El Paso
Mrs. Joan Hataway, Beaumont
Mrs. Diana Hobby, Houston

Mrs. Bebe Inkley, San Antonio
Life Members
Mrs. Ulmer Van Atta, Dallas
Mr. Thomas E. Bentley, Dallas
Ms. Eliza H. Bishop, Houston
Dr. Edgar H. Boelsche, Runnels
Mr. Dean Boyd, Grimes
Honorable Dolph Briscoe, Uvalde
Mrs. Mary J. Bryan, Harris
Mr. Travis B. Bryan, III, Brazos
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Caudle, Hidalgo
Mrs. Shirley Caldwell, Dallas
Mr. & Mrs. Earle M. Craig, Jr.,
Midland
Mr. Tom Crossler, Howard
Mr. Frank Corte, Bexar
Mr. Harry Edwards, Travis
Mr. & Mrs. W.B. Farrow, Dallas
Ms. Bessie Fisher, Polk
Ms. Jane W. Fountain, Travis
Mr. G.E. Fourtico, Liberty
Mrs. Charles H. Griffith, Bee
Ms. Helen K. Groves, Bexar
Mr. & Mrs. George Hamman,
Harris
Mr. Jake L. Homon, Dallas
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen E. Harrison,
Bosque
Mr. & Mrs. Don Harrington, Potter
Mrs. Olive D. Hershey, Harris
Mrs. F.L. Hodges, Harris
Mrs. Gretchen S. Josey, Harris
Mr. Jack S. Josey, Harris
Mrs. Wilma Kanter, Austin
Mrs. Ray M. Keck, Jr., Webb
Mrs. Katherine Knowles, Harris

Staff

Mrs. Judith K. Kerr, Amarillo
Mrs. Catherine Knowles, Houston
Mrs. Doris Luton, Granbury
Mr. Alan Minter, Austin
Mrs. Mary Moody Northen,
Galveston
Mr. Edward L. Protz, Galveston
Margaret Ramage, Corpus Christi
Mr. Hollis Rankin, McAllen
Mr. Pierre M. Schlumberger,
Houston
Mr. John Ben Shepperd, Odessa
Mrs. Dakota Sterling, Houston
Dr. Idris Traylor, Jr., Lubbock
Mr. Frank E. Tritico, Houston
Mr. Peter Wells, Beaumont
Mrs. Marjorie Wilson, Austin
Mr. George Christian
Ex-Officio Member, Austin

Mrs. B. Koontz, Marion
Mrs. Wesley W. Kyle, Jr., Jefferson
Mrs. R.C. Liles, Haskell
Mr. Richard C. Mason, Dallas
Mrs. Argyle A. McAllen, Hidalgo
Mr. & Mrs. James H. McPhail,
Harris
Mr. David M. Middleton II,
Chambers
Mr. John G. Middleton, Chambers
Mrs. Susan E. Middleton, Chambers
Mr. Fred H. Moore, Travis
Mrs. W.R. Morian, Harris
Mr. Lowell A. Murphy, Dallas
Mrs. W.B. Myers, Kendall
Ms. Nancy Negley, Bexar
Mrs. Peter O'Donnell, Jr., Dallas
Mr. M.S. Parr, Tarrant
Mr. & Mrs. O.S. Petty, Bexar
Mr. Lester W. Prokop, Harris
Mrs. Summerfield G. Roberts, Dallas
Mr. R.P Rowles, Harris
Mrs. Adolph Rubach, Burleson
Mrs. Dorothy Savage, Dallas
Mr. John Ben Shepperd, Ector
Dr. D.J. Sibley, Travis
Ms. Beatrice Simms, Carson
Ms. Kathryn B. Simonds, Dallas
Mrs. Murray Tarkington, DeWitt
Mr. Jeff Townsend, Travis
Mrs. Janey Vaughan, Uvalde
Mr. & Mrs. A.D. Weatherly, Potter
Mr. N.D. Williams, Jefferson
Mrs. Will E. Wilson, Jefferson

Morrison Parrott, Executive Director
Tanya Fain, Assistant Director for Programs
Mark Trowbridge, Assistant Director for Membership
& Finance
Richard Pearce-Moses, Historic Photography Project
Coordinator
Joanne Deaver, Administrative Assistant

P.O. Box 12243
Austin, Texas 78711-2243
(512) 472-6784

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