The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 56, July 1952 - April, 1953 Page: 136
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
as several legal books. Ray was a veteran of the Spanish-Amer-
ican War, a former member of the Texas house of representatives
from Denton County, an Austin attorney, and editor of the
Texas Supreme Court Reporter. Before becoming editor of the
Court Reporter, he published Ray's Session Laws, a digest of laws
enacted by each legislature. During World War I he served as
chairman of the Austin draft board.
The Quill for January, 1952, has a highly instructive article
by Werner Renberg on The Texas Almanac and Stuart Mc-
Gregor, its editor and a fellow of the Association. The Texas
Almanac is the most successful of all the state almanacs ever
attempted. It is a part of the Texas tradition; its usefulness and
authenticity have stood the tests of time since 1857, but it has
been during Editor McGregor's mentorship, 1925 to the present,
that the Almanac has reached its peak as a reference work of
700,000 words and a circulation of oo00,00o copies. Both Mc-
Gregor and the Almanac are storehouses of information about
An article by Rev. Rhea Kuykendall of Silver City, New Mex-
ico, in Lake Whitney Views for November, 1951, points out that
Kuykendall has located the burial place of Philip Nolan under
a gigantic oak tree on the bank of Nolan River on State High-
way 353 between Blum and Rio Vista. The article also points
out that the site of Nolan's fight in 180o is on a dairy farm owned
by E. O. Peck of Blum. Following the Nolan trail with Rev. Mr.
Kuykendall were Association members David Donoghue of Fort
Worth and Fred Cotten of Weatherford.
The Tyler County Dogwood Festival at Woodville has for a
number of years been made into an outstanding success through
the use of historical themes. At the center of all of the programs
has been Judge J. E. Wheat whose enthusiasm has been com-
municated to a wide area not only in Woodville and Tyler Coun-
ty but throughout much of East Texas. The festival held this
year on March 29 had for its theme the story of Town Bluff, the
"Natches on the Neches."
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