The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 61, July 1957 - April, 1958 Page: 534
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
the Southern Historical Association was held in the Sam Houston
Room of the Rice Hotel on Saturday, November 9, and was ably
presided over by Mrs. Merle Duncan of Baylor University. The
program was as follows:
"The Texan of 186o" Llerena Friend, University of Texas
"The Texas Court of Claims" Thomas L. Miller, A. and M. College
"The Streeter Collection of Texas Materials" James T. Babb, Yale
Discussion Leader: Walter L. Brown, University of Arkansas
History, customs, traditions, and community happenings galore
are revealed for the Texan-German town of Fredericksburg in
the December 15, 1957, issue of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Excerpts from the writings of Tony Slaughter are:
Freezing temperatures this week brought perfect weather for butch-
ering, and sausage of the German variety has been made by the hun-
dreds of pounds. The Hubert Nixons and the Edgar Dietz families
have been busy the last few days making special German Christmas
cookies and bread, products which are shipped all over the country.
There will be plenty of turkeys, for this year's market was poor and
farmers may have to eat them. A good season was reported in the hills
And for those who can't afford the turkeys or the venison, goats
galore dot the pastures in the area. It was the goat industry which
brought many farmers and ranchmen through the seven-year drouth.
There will be plenty of beer flowing during the holiday season. The
only time Fredericksburg ever voted for the Democratic president was
in 193, when Franklin Roosevelt pledged repeal of the 18th Amend-
ment. It has voted Republican ever since.
"But some of them like to vote in the Democratic primaries," says
A. L. Cameron, a banker with an Anglo-Saxon name but the son of
a German mother.
County Officials here are chosen in the general election every two
years in November.
"Nobody runs on the Democratic or Republican ticket," Cameron
explains. "Every candidate runs on an independent ticket."
Cameron formerly was passenger agent for the old Fredericksburg
& Northern Railway, a 23.8-mile line which ran from Fredericksburg
to a point on the Southern Pacific between Comfort and Waring.
"It had a 9oo-foot tunnel," Cameron recalled, "one of two in
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