The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 61, July 1957 - April, 1958 Page: 169
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The Sam Houston Shrine, which is included in the environs
of the Sam Houston State Teachers College, consists of fifteen
acres of the original homestead of General and Mrs. Houston,
the original residence and law office which General Houston
erected, the "Steamboat House" in which he died, together with
a reproduction of the Houston kitchen, a carriage house, and the
Sam Houston Memorial Museum which was erected in 1936 as
a centennial memorial.
Wayne Gard, a leading Texas historian and an editorial writer
for the Dallas Morning News, spoke to the Denton Rotary Club
on April 4, in connection with the city and county centennial
which is to be commemorated there this year. Gard was also a
speaker to the Writer's Roundup in Amarillo on April 9.
From R. E. Medlar, Box 443, Reese AFB, Texas, has come a
letter inviting any institution or association member who owns
Texas or Confederate currency or bonds of any type to write to
him for special information concerning the above mentioned
items. Mr. Medlar points out that he has in his personal collection
142 of the 170o Texas notes illustrated in the new book Confed-
eracy and Southern State Currency, edited by Grover and Clar-
Inserted herewith is a map of the Soils of Texas made available
by the Extension Service of the Agricultural and Mechanical
College of Texas. The valuable map will be of interest to Texas
historians and others.
St. Mary's Church of San Antonio has issued a iooth Anni-
versary Bulletin in remembrance of its founding and develop-
ment through the past century.
Hyrus L. Andrus of Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah,
would like to hear from any member of the Association who has
any information concerning Mormon efforts to colonize the Texas
area. Dr. Andrus has been referred to "The Mormon Migration
into Texas" by C. Stanley Banks in the July Quarterly of 1945,
which is probably the most informative treatment existing on the
subject at the present time.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 61, July 1957 - April, 1958, periodical, 1958; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101164/m1/195/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.