The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 67, July 1963 - April, 1964 Page: 88
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
ignore what may prove to be the most important thesis that has
been proclaimed by an American historian.
To his friends Webb was a dear, delightful soul. He could be
acerb at times, but his genial mien and innate kindliness would
soon prevail. I have not known a mortal who loved truth and
candor better or hated sham and hypocracy more. He was always
busy but he could always find time for his friends. He loved his
country, especially the West Central Texas region where he grew
to manhood and the prairies and plains about which he wrote
with such clarity and beauty. It hurt him greatly (and he was
a sensitive soul) when some people would bemean him when he
felt impelled to write some uncomplimentary things about the
climate and the resources of this land that he loved so well.
In his writings Webb once made reference to one of the char-
acters portrayed by Eugene Manlove Rhodes, a man who would
like for future generations to point to something he had done
and say, "Pas6 por aqui," "he passed by here." In the years and
decades that are to come men and women who like to read about
the American West, about frontiers near and far will often say,
"Walter Prescott Webb passed by here."
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 67, July 1963 - April, 1964, periodical, 1964; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101197/m1/110/: accessed January 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.