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Southwestern Historical Quarterly

The colorful articles contain many anecdotes on the life of a
ranch hand and the personal experiences of the writer. The
humorous style and historical content of the articles make them
recommended reading for any person interested in the story of
ranching in Texas.
The writer had many interests, including silver mining in
Colorado, business adventures with Armour Packing Company in
Kansas City, and finally with the Freeport Sulphur Company,
where he became vice-president and general manager until his
retirement in 1927.
The Austin American-Statesman has begun to carry a weekly
column by Ed Syers on little-known places and events in Texas
history. Already mentioned have been the Spanish mission and
presidio at San Saba, the high and dry locks built on the Brazos
River to make Waco a port, and the discovery of Dead Man's
Tank, the site of an early Spanish outpost destroyed by Indians
in Atascosa County.
Since the spring of 1961 the New Braunfels Herald has been
carrying a series of articles on Comal County in the Civil War
written by Oscar Haas. Of special interest in the more recent issues
are excerpts from the journal of Captain J. Giesecke, a Con-
federate soldier from New Braunfels who was made a prisoner of
war in 1863.
The January, 1962, Bulletin of Local History and Genealogy
of the West Texas Genealogical Society includes an article by
Mrs. Dallas Scarborough, "Early Days in Abilene," a list of
Abilene's early Postmasters, excerpts on Abilene and Buffalo
Gap from the Texas State Gazetteer and Business Directory,
z89o-91, a list of Buffalo Gap voters in 1883, Ceaton Cemetery
records, and the 186o census lists for Comanche and Shackel-
ford counties.
The Texas State Genealogical Society quarterly Stirpes for
March, 1962, contains two articles pertaining to Texas history:
"Georgia Volunteers for Service in the Texas Revolution," by
Mrs. A. B. Harmonson and "Early Austin County, Texas, Fam-
ilies," by Olive Cartwright.


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