The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 56, July 1952 - April, 1953 Page: 87
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A Check List of Theses and Dissertations 87
BURLESON, THEMA MAY - M.A., August, 1938 
The Origin and Development of the Bee Industry in Texas. v+99 pp.
Maps: (1) number of colonies of bees in Texas; (2) life areas of Texas; (3) plant
areas; (4) horsemint; (5) cotton; (6) mesquite; (7) guajillo; (8) cat's-claw;
(9) guayacan; (10) white brush; (11) sumac; (12) rattan.
Contents: Four chapters include introduction of the honeybee into North Amer-
ica; trends in development of the bee industry in Texas-production and marketing
of honey (early methods, inventions, beekeeping as a specialized vocation), mar-
keting aids, queens and package bees; plant life and honey-producing areas of
Texas-minor honey plants, major honey-producing plants (horsemint, cotton,
mesquite, guajillo, cat's-claw, guayacan, white brush, gaillardia, sumac, sweet clover,
rattan); publications, organizations, governmental aids, regulatory laws, and court
decisions affecting the bee industry in Texas. A check list of bee publications
pertaining to Texas is appended.
Tx938/Bg94. INDUS., 19TH C., 2OTH C., F. F.
BURTON, HARLEY TRUE - M.A., June, 1927 
A History of the J A Ranch. xv+246 pp.
Illustrations: Colonel Charles Goodnight; three views of Palo Duro Canyon at
the mouth of Rush Creek.
Maps: (1) J A Ranch; (2) J A Ranch headquarters (missing from thesis).
Contents: Ten chapters cover last great expeditions against Indians including
Ranald S. Mackenzie's fight in Palo Duro Canyon; coming of John G. Adairs;
formation of partnership of Adair and Charles Goodnight; expansion and growth
of ranch and herd; Indian scare of 18go; marketing and obtaining supplies;
coming of nesters and wire fences-pioneer builders of the Panhandle including
T. S. Bugbee, H. W. Cresell, and R. L. McNulty, organization of the Panhandle
Cattle Raisers Association; ranch routine of early days; range riders of yesterday-
184 men and women who worked on J A Ranch including short biographies of
Charles and Mary Ann Goodnight; ranch today, its personnel, its work, and its
Published: A History of the J A Ranch, Austin (Von Boeckmann-Jones Com-
pany), 1928. Index added.
TI927/B954. RANCH., EXPED., IND., PH., W. TEx.
BUSH, MARY ELIZABETH - M.A., June, 1950 
El Paso County, Texas, in the First World War. [31+715 PP-
Tables: registrants in city of El Paso by ages; registrants in El Paso County by
Contents: Chapter I is introductory. Chapter II describes the operation of the
El Paso County selective service system in World War I including organization,
registration, voluntary enlistment, and process of selection. Chapter III deals with
official, semi-official, and miscellaneous activities of civilians in World War I. The
62o-page appendix contains individual service records of El Paso County army
officers and enlisted men; army officers, field clerk, and enlisted men who died in
service; army officers and enlisted men wounded; army officers dismissed; army
officers and enlisted men discharged without honor; army enlisted men dishonor-
ably discharged; army deserters; army nurses; marine officers and enlisted men;
marine corps dead; navy enlisted men; navy dead; and a list of abbreviations used
in service records.
Tz95o/B964. W. TEx., TRS. P., Co. His., MIL., W.W. I, 20TH C.
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