The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 58, July 1954 - April, 1955 Page: 292
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Company, had the note put in an elegant frame, with glass on both
sides, showing the back as well as the face of the note, and the bill,
thus secure from the wind and weather, will be presented to the
Historical Society at their meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
This copy of the Sherman Patriot forcibly accents the impor-
tance of newspapers as a source of local history. Interspersed
throughout the issue are numerous brief items noting current
attitudes and events in passing, some of which could be used
admirably as corroborative evidence or as points of departure for
further study. The following extract is indicative:
Over 9oo cars of cattle were shipped from Texarkana during the
month of October.
It is claimed that Corpus Christ handled 6,000,00o pounds of wool
the past season.
A fine iron bridge will soon span the Brazos at Washington, in Wash-
The San Antonio theaters are open Sunday evenings.
There are thirty whiskey shops in Texarkana.
The Fulton beef packeries are running with full force of hands and
kill eighty to one hundred beeves a day.
The Texas State Penitentiary was completed Oct. 1, 1849, and up to
Sept. 1, 1877, it has accommodated 6,244 criminals.
It is said that the Dallas Mail, which died six months ago is to be
revived as a Greenback organ.
Texarkana has eighteen sawmills within a radius of ten miles which
cut 3oo,ooo feet of lumber per month.
It is rumored that the railroad shops of the Central are to be moved
from Corsicana to Ennis.
The large oil factory now being erected in Dallas will be completed
by the first of January.
The Echo notes the fact that quite a number of land agents are in-
voluntarily retiring from business and taking up quarters in the
various jails of the country.
The people of Smith County held a delegate convention at Tyler last
Saturday to make arrangements for concerted and organized resistance
to the payment of the railroad subsidy tax.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 58, July 1954 - April, 1955, periodical, 1955; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101158/m1/337/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.