The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945 Page: 434
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434 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
such local groups in the state, all interested vitally in the
history of their own community.
My friend, Virgil Johnson, and his neighbors in the community of
Cambridge, just east of Henrietta, are forming a historical association
for the purpose of giving Cambridge its proper place in northwest Texas
history. Cambridge today is not an impressive place, but it has in its
keeping as much that is worth remembering, in the historical sense, as
almost any spot in northwest Texas. I hope that the new organization
will make the most of its opportunity. Through Cambridge, in the years
following the war between the states, passed most of the settlers, who
located in the Panhandle-Plains area. Nearly all of them paused a
little while at the Johnson home, which probably was the last touch of
civilized comfort they were to know for many miles and many days.
Relatively few of today's northwest Texans know the story of the cara-
vans which visited Cambridge on its westward trek, to-wit, the Mis-
sourians who founded the city of Clarendon. It is a chapter that has
been told, but which will bear retelling one of these days.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945, periodical, 1945; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146055/m1/478/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.