The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 562
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
Southwestern Historical Quarterly
The authors explain the troubles of the Peters Colony, which
culminated in the comic-opera Hedgcoxe War. They tell of early
settlers and how they lived, and they record the creation and
organization of the county government.
Brief accounts of the Lavon Reservoir, the Texas Research
Foundation, and other developments bring the book up to date.
Its latter half is devoted to lists of county officials, military mus-
ters, names of pioneer settlers, and biographical sketches of the
principal ones. All of these items make the work useful for ref-
For the general reader the book is enhanced by the inclusion
of many interesting bits of social history, such as glimpses of
early schools, dances, and camp meetings. It could have been even
more fascinating if some of the incidents given only brief men-
tion had been described in a little more detail. Examples are the
cattle drives up the Shawnee Trail, the frontier horse racing, the
tragic Lee-Peacock feud, and the train robbery by Sam Bass at
Allen in 1878.
Nevertheless, the book is an admirable grass-roots history. It
is one that future historians of other counties may profitably take
as a model. WAYNE GARD
A Trail to Maiana. By Daisy Glick Stevenson. Dallas (Royal
Publishing Company), 1958. Pp. 230. Illustrations.
This volume sketches the lives of the "snowdiggers" from the
Middle West who came on land excursion trains to buy land and
make a settlement in the midst of the King Ranch brush country.
Starting from scratch, they built Lyford, Texas.
Trail to Maiana appears to the reading public at an opportune
time, for now is the hour in which people of the Lower Rio
Grande Valley should establish the knowledge and tradition of
the first American communities in this area. More than half a
century has passed since towns by the score sprang up along the
route of the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Line, as pioneers
completed a saga which had started three centuries before at
Plymouth and Jamestown.
Daisy Glick Stevenson was one of these pioneers, and her heart
is in their story and their aspirations, for she lived through the
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Periodical.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959, periodical, 1959; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101173/m1/663/?rotate=270: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.