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Notes and Fragments
NOTES AND. FRAGMENTS
THE CALDWELL-Dallas News PRIZE IN LOCAL HIS ToRY.-Mr.
C. M. Caldwell of Abilene, Texas, prominent lawyer and philan-
thropist, offered the sum of one hundred dollars to be distributed
in prizes for the best essays on local history written by high school
students of Texas. The Dallas News agreed to publish the essays
and to contribute fifty dollars to be distributed among the win-
ners. Detailed directions and explanations were drawn up and
published in The History Teachers' Bulletin, which is issued by
the University of Texas. The contest was managed and directed
by W. P. Webb of the History Department of the University, and
was open to all boys and girls who were doing work of high school
grade in the state.
The purpose of this contest was to stimulate an interest in the
local community and to encourage the collection and preservation
of historical material that would in many cases be lost. The
results have been highly gratifying. Ninety-six essays were sub-
mitted by the various schools of the state, and the prize winners
were announced on June 1. The essays have been published in
The Dallas News, and will appear later in The History Teachers'
Bulletin. Following is a list of the winning essays:
Louise Boyer, 3110 Douglas St., Dallas,
Texas. "The Story of the Old French
Nellie A. Herring, Tyler, Texas. "Pioneer
Days in Tyler"..................... 15.00
Mildred M. Gilpin, 1316 Eleventh St.,
Huntsville, Texas. "Huntsville-His-
toric City" ....................... 10.00
Leland L. Lacy, 720 Fifth St., Port
Arthur, Texas. "The History and
Development of Port Arthur"........ 10.00
Emma V. Gowen, 841 N. Bois d'Arc St.,
Tyler, Texas. "History of the First
Baptist Church" ................... 5.00
$ 5.00 $40.00
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