The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934 Page: 74
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Hastings documents extend to the writer's death in 1922. Num-
bering more than 135,000 documents and detailing the activities
of one of the basic industries of the early and present-day West,
they may be said to constitute the beginnings of the Great Plains
History Collection. Quest for additional materials must neces-
sarily cut across the traditional lines of settlement, following
the trend of the cattle trails from south to north, but eventually
depicting the entire round of life indigenous to this rigorous
The museum of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society was
dedicated at the thirteenth annual meeting of that organization
at Canyon, Texas, April 11, 1933. The structure, of Texas lime-
stone finished in suggestive pioneer Plains detail, houses the
museum materials and the archives of the Society. It was made
possible by State appropriation more than equaled by subscrip-
tion on the part of the Society's membership.
Frontier Times Museum, at Bandera, Texas, sponsored by
Marvin Hunter and his unique little magazine, from which the
museum takes its name, was opened May 20th. In its January
issue, Frontier Times began reprinting, in serial form, H. A.
Graves' rare biography of the noted circuit rider, Andrew Jack-
son Potter, the Fighting Parson of the Texan Frontier (1881).
Beginning in Holland's Magazine of December, 1932, is J.
Wright Mooar's story ot "Buffalo Days," edited, after a fashion,
by J. Winford Hunt.
Lucius Dills, pioneer district judge of the Panhandle section,
and early settler in the Pecos Valley of New Mexico, has written
a little brochure entitled, "Roswell, Some Facts and Observa-
tions Relative to Its Settlement and Early Growth." Something
of its natural features, historical background, early settlers,
churches, and social life are given in this brief sketch issued by
the Chaves County Archaeological and Historical Society, 1933.
Publications, Number 4, of the West Texas Historical and
Scientific Society, deals with early elections, forts, and surveys of
the Davis Mountains and Big Bend country. Likewise, it con-
tains information upon the natural history and archaeology of
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Texas State Historical Association & Barker, Eugene C. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934, periodical, 1934; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101094/m1/82/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.