The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 100, July 1996 - April, 1997 Page: 486
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Cover: Building of the Railroad, by Clara McDonald Williamson,
1949-1950. Oil on panel, 27 x 29'% inches. Courtesy A. H. Belo Corpora-
This "memory picture" by "Aunt Clara" McDonald Williamson depicts the
arrival of the railroad in the small community of Iredell in 188o. The im-
pact of railroads on towns such as Iredell, Columbus, Tyler, and Cleburne
was large. Billy Cowart was one railroad engineer who witnessed these
changes and experienced the ups and downs of railroad life in the late
nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. For his story see the presidential
address of Cissy Stewart Lale, his granddaughter, beginning on page 415.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 100, July 1996 - April, 1997, periodical, 1997; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101218/m1/486/: accessed May 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.