The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956 Page: 503
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Homer Stephen, of Stephenville, spoke to the Pottawatomie
County Historical Society at Shawnee, Oklahoma, on October
Lee McGiffin, 3oo Davis Drive, Arlington, Texas, would like
to know approximate answers to the following questions: What
was the price of a town lot, farm house, saddle horse, and covered
wagon in a typical Texas Brazos River bottom town in 1835?
What was the steamboat fare from San Felipe to Galveston, and
passage fare by boat from New Orleans to Virginia? In 1840 how
much land did a Texas Ranger receive for a year's service? An-
swers should be sent directly to the inquirer.
Association member A. C. Burnett, 3700 Montrose Boulevard,
Houston 6, Texas, has for some time been interested in ways and
means for publication of some of the Texas county history theses
which are available now only in manuscript form. Mr. Burnett
has suggested that the idea of acquiring financial support for
such publication be brought to the attention of the Association
Certainly there is a need for a method to permit the publi-
cation of some of the excellent county histories which can only be
found in institution libraries. Ideas and suggestions will be wel-
comed as to the best steps to be undertaken for such a project.
Roger N. Conger of Waco has sent to the Association office a
copy of Bulletin Two of the Heritage Society of Waco. The new
publication, Old Homes of Waco and the People Who Lived in
Them, is by Lavonia Jenkins Barnes. The text is edited by Frank
H. Watt and contains photographs and histories of fourteen
homes. Persons interested in acquiring this piece of Texana should
write for copies at Heritage Society of Waco, Waco, Texas.
David B. Trimble has recently migrated from the Hill Country
of Texas to the department of history of Alabama Polytechnic
Institute at Auburn, Alabama, but has sent back to the office a
rather charming fragment of trail driving days.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956, periodical, 1956; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101162/m1/535/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.