The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 33, July 1929 - April, 1930 Page: 17
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The Beginnings of the State Historical Association
place at a date later than that with which my own experience
coincides, nor yet to the fine spirit they have inherited, but quite
as much to the continuity of that spirit and to its unanimity. For
without that there would have been setbacks, hindrances, delays.
So far as I know, there have been none of consequence. There has
always been that strong pull forward, which has also been a pull
all together. The effect is before us.
I have aimed this evening to do what I could to recreate the
atmosphere of the era of the generation preceding that of today.
To that end, I have confined myself so closely to personal experi-
ences. The incidents in which I participated, though so amusing
to you here this evening in the telling, were by no means trivial.
I hold them to have been of serious importance. There is so
much that is typical of the time in them that I could hardly ask
for more illuminating illustrations of what I wished to get before
you. The attitude of mind which characterized the men and women
of that day has been so completely transformed that it amounts
to a mental revolution. I know of no way in which the spirit of
the time can be brought home to you except by simply telling you
in this informal way the actual happenings which surrounded the
beginnings of our Association.
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