The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 92
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suggest where I could find a full description of the uniforms worn
(at least by some of the officers) in the Texas Army-color and
so on? Also the same detail about the Mexican uniforms and
costume which the Spanish governor at San Antonio would likely
wear at a party." Anyone who can supply this information should
address Mrs. Krey at 1588 Vincent Street, Saint Paul, Minn.
Miss Frances Donecker, 226 South Monumental Street, San
Antonio, comments as follows on her work and interest in Texas
The Texana part (of the April program) is of special in-
terest . . . since I am an ardent collector . . . I am . . .
proud of my Texas library which numbers over 250 volumes
and pamphlets and covers a wide range. I am not a rare book
collector, nor an author, not even an undergraduate, but I
am . . . a friend of Texas history.
It may give the officers of the Association a slight encour-
agement to know that the work of the organization has aided
me considerably in my . . . efforts in arousing interest in
Texas history among the pupils and teachers of the junior
school in which I teach. I am somewhat of a pioneer in this
effort, and . . . not very scientific . . . but the interest
which is being aroused more than repays me for my work.
Miss Donecker described three school projects. The first was an
exhibit of Texana-history, folklore, fiction, poetry. The second
was a search for historic ancestors among her pupils. She found
descendants of the Seguins, Jos6 Antonio Navarro, George W.
Cottle, the Woods of the Dawson massacre, and others. For San
Jacinto week she exhibited illustrations of twenty-six flags used
in Texas and another of articles used by pioneers. "The whole
community became interested in this exhibit, and we had many
articles, books, maps which museums would be eager to have. You
may be sure that Texas was a topic of conversation at school and
at home during the week." They also prepared a bulletin requir-
ing much research on San Jacinto. "And we are learning how
historians differ !" exclaims the investigator.
The Roy Bean addicts (I am not one of them) may learn that
this exaggerated Texan once resided in Miss Donecker's district,
a part of which is called Beanville. Mayor Maverick ought to do
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