The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 275
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ing member of the Academy of History of Mexico, member of
the Sociedad Mexicana de Geografia y Estadistica, Academia
Nacional de Ciencias Antonio Alzate of Mexico (awarded a medal
for publications in Mexican history), Ateneo de Ciencias y Artes
de Mexico, Sociedad de Geografia e Historia de Guatemala,
Conseil Historique et Heraldique de France, Knight of the Eques-
trian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, and Knight Com-
mander of the Order of Isabel the Catholic of Spain.
In 1954 the town of Comfort, Texas, celebrated its centenary
of existence in the Hill Country of Texas in the most permanent
and lasting manner possible: Guido Ernst Ransleben was chosen
by the Centennial Committee to write the history of the town
and of the people whose activities had gone into the making of
one of the distinct cultural areas of Texas. The story of Comfort
is one of heroic colonization done largely by freedom-loving
German immigrants. The community chose well in picking
Ransleben, a former resident, who actually had never strayed
far from the environs of Comfort. In fact, Ransleben had become
a successful business executive in near-by San Antonio. One hun-
dred copies of the book which he produced in 1954, A Hundred
Years of Comfort in Texas, have, through the intercession of the
Vice President of the Association, George P. Isbell, been con-
tributed to the Association. The Association acknowledges the
contribution with real appreciation. Members may send to the
office for copies of the book at a price of $5.
Mrs. Oma E. Vordenbaum, 81o East Bowie Street, Luling,
Texas, has sent to the Association a letter written from Del Rio,
Texas, in 1928, by Ranger Captain J. H. Rogers. Also enclosed
were pictures of Captain Rogers and of his father, Pleas Rogers.
The pictures and documents have been placed in the Eugene C.
Barker Texas History Archives.
The Bureau of Business Research of the University of Texas
has issued as Bulletin No. 6 of its Texas Industries Series a pam-
phlet by E. C. Barksdale, professor of history at Arlington State
College, entitled The Genesis of the Aviation Industry in North
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