The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 393
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one of the most active and productive local history societies in
Texas. A report from the Waco Tribune-Herald of July 20o, for
example, presents a detailed account of one phase of the Heritage
Society's tape recording program.
The subject of the interview was G. A. McNeil, grandson of
Albert Cloyes, a pioneer who came to McLennan County with
Neil McLennan in 1845. Based on his personal experiences and
observations of almost ninety years and the primary narratives
of his parents and grandparents, McNeil's reminiscences provide
a connected personal history of the area from the wilderness stage
to the present urban complex that is metropolitan Waco.
Association member Esse Forrester O'Brien, Route 1o, Box 228,
Waco, Texas, is rapidly developing an attractive list of children's
books which she has authored. Most recent is Reindeer Roundup
which includes reindeer from Alaska, an adventure story of a
Texas rancher and his family, and a California background.
It is definitely not inappropriate to call attention to a new
name-that of William Hawley Atwell-which has just appeared
on the Life Membership list of the Association. This name has
appeared for many years in numbers of lists and categories both
in Texas and throughout the nation. It is household information
in Texas how long and with what distinction Judge Atwell has
sat upon the federal bench. He has had many interests and has
rendered service in many capacities, but among those interests
has been an abiding and continuing one in Texas history. Judge
Atwell has been a reader of the Quarterly and, to the writer's
knowledge, for something like two decades has written occasional
comments upon the articles presented. With the same alertness
which characterized him a half century ago, Judge Atwell was so
pleased with the July Quarterly that he forwarded his check for
the Life Membership. Perhaps no greater tribute was ever paid
to an issue of the magazine.
On July 3, 1958, the Coleman County Chronicle published a
special nine-section, fifty-six-page historical edition as a part of
the Coleman County centennial celebration. In addition to an
extensive general history, the newspaper contains numerous ar-
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