The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 279
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James Perry Bryan of Freeport, a descendant of Emily Austin,
is conducting an extensive research on the early history of
Brazoria County (1821-1845). He is particularly interested in
the War and Peace parties, the battle of Velasco, and the settling
of Velasco and Quintana. His study is primarily concerned with
developing an understanding of the personalities of the early
families of Brazoria County. Any information, documents, or
suggestions on the above topics would be appreciated by Mr.
The three-day observance of the Mason County centennial
celebration began on June 19, 1958. Notice of the celebration
appeared in an illustrated article by Russell Tinsley in the mag-
azine section of the Houston Chronicle on June 22, and the
Mason County News (Mason) published a historically valuable
special centennial edition that was released on the first day of
Association member Robert E. Hardwicke of Fort Worth has
called attention to an article on John Burwell (Texas Jack)
Omohundro that appeared in Frank X. Tolbert's column in the
Dallas Morning News on May 25, 1958. One of the more colorful
characters of the Texas and Western frontiers, Omohundro
achieved wide fame during his life. Unlike his friend Wild Bill
Cody, however, Texas Jack failed to capture the imagination of
succeeding generations and has faded into a position of at least
relative obscurity in the frontier annals of Texas and the West.
Quarterly readers who are interested in further details about
Omohundro as a Confederate scout, plainsman, guide, and stage
performer may examine his biography, Buckskin and Satin, by
Herschel C. Logan. The book contains numerous excellent illus-
trations and an extensive bibliography.
On Midsummer's Day, the 12oth anniversary of the first Swed-
ish colonization in Texas was observed at Round Rock by the
Texas Swedish Pioneers Association. An account of the celebra-
tion by Dick King was printed in the magazine section of the
Houston Chronicle on June 22, 1958. Prominently featured in
the article were S. M. Swenson, who laid the foundations for
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