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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
One of the most dramatic and important moments in Texas history
occured on January 10o, 1901, when the great Spindletop oilfield near
Beaumont blew a spectacular geyser of oil into the Texas sky. In recog-
nition of the historical significance of the Spindletop discovery, and of
the followiing one hundred years that have been so profoundly shaped
by that discovery, the TSHA's upcoming lo5th annual meeting in
Houston-March 1-3, oo01-will look to those events in nearby
Beaumont. There will be four different sessions at the meeting that will
focus on the history of oil in Texas: Labor in the Texas Oil Industry,
Spindletop 1oo Years Later, the Regulation of the Oil Industry, and the
Interpretation of Energy History in Texas Museums. In addition to
these sessions, there will be many more presentations on our usual wide
range of Texas topics: military history, the Mexican Revolution, Native
Americans, art, politics, African American life, the High Plains, urban
studies, folklore, and many, many more. Scores of the best historians
and students working in Texas history will be presenting their research
in these sessions.
TSHA annual meetings are also a great place for good fellowship and
meeting colleagues old and new. We will as always have our usual slate
of activities and speakers. There will be a presidential reception at
Bayou Bend, the stunning home of Miss Ima Hogg, now owned by the
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Attendees will be able to tour the mag-
nificent gardens as well as view the home's antiques and art. For
Texana collectors we will have our two auctions-one live, one silent-
full of rare books, maps, and artrifacts. The book room at the meeting
will also have numerous displays by the leading publishers of Texas,
Southern, and Western history, featuring old books, new books, and
many author signings.
There will be a full slate of banquet speakers, beginning at noon on
Thursday with JoAnn Stiles of Lamar University speaking on "The
Search for the Giant Under the Hill: Spindletop 1901" at the women
and Texas history luncheon. The Liz Carpenter Award will be given at
the luncheon as well. At the awards luncheon on Friday, author James
Haley of Austin will be speaking on "The Unknown Sam Houston", and
we will be presenting our numerous TSHA awards and fellowships for
the best books, articles, and research proposals on Texas history. Friday
evening TSHA President Al Lowman will give his address "Bell Cord
Rutherford: Cowboy Quixote of the West Texas Plains; or, Some Shards
from our Storytelling Past" at the presidential banquet, and at the
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