The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 45, July 1941 - April, 1942 Page: 283
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lent program. With the genial George A. Hill, Jr., President
of the San Jacinto Museum of History Association, presiding,
Mr. Ike Moore, Director of the San Jacinto Museum, reported
on "The San Jacinto Museum of History: An Adventure in
Texana," and George W. Hill, Superintendent of Schools, Austin
County, told of San Felipe, the beginning historians' labora-
tory. Felix Keyes, a Junior Historian from John H. Reagan
High School of Houston, merited and received the commenda-
tion of the audience with a discussion of Santa Anna after San
Jacinto. Mrs. Hally Bryan Perry almost stole the show with
her charming and delightful "Family Notes by Request." Dr.
W. P. Webb closed with "A Program for Texas." Serving
at the coffee table were Mrs. Lou Kemp, Mrs. C. P. Coleman,
and Mrs. James V. Allred.
Miss Gretchen Howell of Commerce states that she is pre-
paring a bibliography of early Texas and collecting material
on the forts, evidently the federal forts established after the
Mexican War. She desires information about books, pamphlets,
clippings, maps, pictures, and bibliographies of this period. Miss
Howell is librarian at the East Texas State Teachers College.
B. M. Saladee, 3414 Bridle Path, Austin, has the following
interesting inquiry about the old osage orange hedges observed
A legend of Grimes County points to a group of bois d'arc
trees (osage oranges) planted at true right angles a short dis-
tance from Navasota, overlooking the valley of the Navasota
River. These trees were planted over a century or more ago
by a tribe of Indians as a screen from behind which they could
observe their enemies in the valley, so runs the legend. Strange
to relate, a similar group of the same kind of trees, bois d'arc,
is to be found north of Austin to the left of the old Cameron
road. Are these trees the corners of some Indian nation, or
could they have been the corners of some nation perhaps dreamed
of or planned by the noted French explorer LaSalle--or what?
The most uniform feature of a legend is that it is-a legend.
The right angle rows of bois d'arc or osage orange trees are
the remains of old hedges used extensively in Texas for fencing
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