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Southwestern Historical Quarterly

This booklet represents the combined efforts of many people,
but it would not have been a reality at all without the enthusiastic
inspiration and extensive research of Mrs. Dora Dieterich Bonham.
In her roles as Fifth Vice-President and Chairman of Flags of the
local Fort Concho Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of
Texas, Mrs. Bonham has always been a true friend and active sup-
porter of San Angelo schools. By her participation in the preparation
of this booklet and in other activities related to the observance
of this Texas Week, however, she has added greatly to her record
of noteworthy service. For all her generous support and cooperation,
we are sincerely grateful.
Extremely important in itself, Mrs. Bonham's work in connec-
tion with the brochure on Texas Week is symbolic of her wider
program for the preservation of Texas history. As a dedicated
member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas she has ac-
tively supported the program of her local Fort Concho Chapter
in encouraging the study of Texas history in San Angelo. On the
state level, she served two years (1959-1961) as Representative of
District 2 (Abilene, Fort Worth, Mineral Wells, and San Angelo)
and is presently serving two years (1961-1963) as Fifth Vice-
President and State Flag Chairman. Not surprisingly, Mrs. Bon-
ham has also been in the forefront of the program for the preser-
vation of old Fort Concho, serving as a member of the Board of
Directors of the Fort Concho Museum (September, I953-Jan-
uary, 1962), Chairman of Public Relations (1953-1958), and
Secretary (1958-1962).
In addition to her contributions to her home community, San
Angelo, and the state at large, Mrs. Bonham has maintained a
continuing interest in the cultivation of historical affairs in her
original home community, Austin and Travis County. Through
her sponsorship of the Bonham Visual Education Project, the
Austin-Travis County Collection of the Austin Public Library
has been provided with more than eight hundred slides relating
to the history of Austin.
Obviously this devoted daughter of Texas has nobly earned the
gratitude and acclaim of her fellow Texans. The Association
heartily joins the University of Texas and historically perceptive
citizens throughout the state in saluting Mrs. Dora Dieterich
Bonham for her many contributions, the most recent of which is


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