The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 280
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Swedish settlements in Travis and Williamson counties, and his
uncle, Swante Palm. Illustrations for the article show the his-
toric Gustaf Palm log cabin, which was originally built in the
Govalle section of present Austin and later moved to Luther
League Park in Round Rock.
Charlie Jeffries, of Winkler, Texas, is frequently referred to
as "The Grand Old Man of Texas." He is a marvelous prototype
as well as a splendid writer of the Texas scene. He is presently
engaged in writing a history of Terry's Texas Rangers and would
be glad to get any out-of-the-way information on the subject
from anyone. Especially he would like to get an account of the
organization, of the different companies of the regiment, just
where they were mustered in, under what conditions, and the
like. Any old letters or copies of old letters or newspaper clip-
pings or references will be welcomed by Mr. Jeffries.
Lorene Newman, Assistant Librarian of the Deaf Smith County
Library, Hereford, Texas, is preparing a history of Deaf Smith
County. Mrs. Newman would be pleased to have information con-
cerning the county from any member of the Association.
A centennial of Mason County history was celebrated at
Mason, Texas, during the week of June 15-21. Mason County
wrote a lot of indelible pages of Texas history around Fort Mason,
the Hoo-Doo War of 1875, and numerous Indian depredations.
The Waco Tribune-Herald for May 25, 1958, announced the
opening of a restored old home, Fort House at 502 South Fourth
Street, Waco. The Waco Junior League has restored the house
which will be used for museum and other cultural purposes.
The June issue of American Heritage has two articles of
particular interest to Texans. Edward S. Wallace writes with real
appreciation of Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, who graduated at the
top of his West Point class in 1862 and, with seven brevets for
gallantry in action along with six wounds, became a major general
at age twenty-four. After the Civil War was over, Mackenzie was
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