The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 283
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Historical News for May, 1958, contains an article on the Colo-
rado Junior Historians, written by Mrs. Agnes W. Spring, State
Historian of Colorado. In her article Mrs. Spring relates that
Texas was one of the states furnishing information and procedure
for the organization of the Junior Historians of Colorado. At
the outset, Mrs. Spring reports how amazed she was to find that
many schools in her state did not teach Colorado history. There
is no state which does not have the obligation of teaching its own
history to its future citizens. World history or any history is
meaningless without a frame of reference and without an estab-
lished point of departure.
Colorado history and the Colorado heritage will languish
unless worked at and cultivated in Colorado. Texas also can be
dealt irreparable damage whenever curriculum revision is allowed
to remove 'Texas history as an established part of the school
The May, 1958, issue of Historical News also contains an
article on the establishment of the El Paso Historical Society,
written by Mrs. Willard Schuessler. Since 1954, the year of the
establishment of the El Paso Society, the Association has taken
a fatherly interest and pride in the splendid work which has
been done in the El Paso area. Since its inception the Society has
undertaken many projects designed to preserve and promote
understanding of El Paso's historical inheritance. These include
the erection of monuments, the sponsorship of research, the
location of historical documents, and the holding of meetings
and commemorative events. The Society has instituted the pub-
lication of a quarterly historical journal, appropriately named
Password. These are all activities which actually can be done for
El Paso only by El Paso people. This calls for local endeavor
which cannot in the nature of things be done at the state level.
The El Paso people are contributing to and preserving the culture
of their area. The Association does congratulate a stimulating
group upon a splendid piece of work done in an enviable manner.
Initial plans for the establishment of the Wilbarger County
Historical Society were made on March 16, 1958, under the tem-
porary chairmanship of Mrs. Bertha Ross of Vernon, and May
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