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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
expanded their scope to encompass all aspects of Comal County's histo-
ry, including the history of the sizable Hispanic population in New
Braunfels. The Archives hold over a million photographs and untold
millions of papers including family histories, official government docu-
ments, and news reports dating back a century or more. The Archives
have also accumulated 870 hours of oral history on tape. Open to schol-
ars, students, and genealogists, the Sophienburg Archives are located in
the old City Hall on Seguin Street in New Braunfels. Call 512/482-0927
for more information or to subscribe to the Journal.
Alamo buffs ready to move from the question, "how did Davy die?" to
"where did Davy die?" may be interested in the March 1997 issue of the
Alamo Society's publication, the Alamo Journal. Besides analyzing and
debating historical evidence, the quarterly journal regularly serves as a
clearinghouse for all Alamo-related news, including the March issue's
announced sale of Moses Austin's home in Durham, Conn.; the re-
release of Fess Parker's classic Great American Heroes album; and the
debut of the "Davy Crockett Wilderness Playset," featuring forty fig-
urines, a six-cabin fort, plants, and accessories. Contact William R.
Chemerka to subscribe at 7 Heritage Drive, East Hanover N. J. 07936; e-
mail WRCHEMERKA@aol.com; phone 201/515-1132.
From the establishment of the forty acres to Santa Rita #1 to Charles
Whitman to Hopwood v. Texas, Margaret C. Berry takes us on a fast ride
through the history of the University of Texas in UT History roI (Austin:
Eakin Press, 1997). Berry wrote the book for orange-bloods, but her delight-
ful 124-page primer will help Texans of all persuasions settle such vexing
questions as which northern university cast off beloved drum "Big Bertha"
to the University of Texas in 1955, and for what was Bevo named? (The
University of Chicago; a near-beer made in Austin by Anheuser-Busch.) The
book is available for $9.95 through Eakin Press, 512/288-1771.
The Arthur H. Clark Company has produced an attractive edition of
British infantryman Lt. William Fairholme's never-before-published Jour-
nal of an Expedition to the Grand Prairies of the Missouri I84o. Under the
guidance of mountain man Etienne Provost, Fairholme and fellow offi-
cers made a "sporting expedition" westward from St. Louis shortly before
settlers' wagon trains began traversing the Plains bound for Oregon. This
limited edition, edited by Jack B. Tykal, contains not only Fairholme's
prose account of the trip but also his drawings made while on the jour-
ney. The book costs $29.50 with a shipping charge of $3.00, which is
waived if a check accompanies an order. Contact the press at P.O. Box
14707, Spokane, Wash. 99214-0707, telephone 1-800-842-9286.
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