The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945 Page: 95
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flowers to relatives and friends in the North and East. This
led Austin florists to undertake the shipment of bluebonnets
for the first time. Professor Webb forwarded a box of blue-
bonnets to Lewis Gannett of the New York Herald Tribune.
Mr. Gannett's reply should prove of interest to the entire
The bluebonnets arrived today-a miracle that they could stand the
long journey and keep so fresh. Some of them are already on Mrs. Van
Doren's desk, and some are in a vase awaiting the return of our Professional
Texan, Stanley Walker, who usually turns up in the office here each day.
And the rest are about to go home with me, to delight Ruth too. I'm glad
to know just what "Texas bluebonnets" look like, and our office is celebrating
Ensign Nelson Klose, USNR, Com MTB, Rons, 7th Fleet,
c/o Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, California, was recently
in New Guinea, from which he wrote to send in his member-
ship dues and instructions that his Quarterly should be sent
to him at his new address. It is a remarkable testimonial to
the magazine that practically all of the old members of the
Association who have entered the service have not only kept
up their membership but have written repeatedly any new ad-
dresses so that the Quarterly could reach them wherever sta-
tioned. Today the Quarterly is carrying the Texas record
entirely around the world.
Colonel M. L. Crimmins, 312 Geneseo Road, San Antonio,
has an article in the June, 1944, Frontier Times entitled "How
Camp Creek Was Named." The article answers a question
raised by Anthony Brollier in "Place Names in Wichita County"
in the March, 1944, Junior Historian.
A. K. Weymouth, 706 N. Hampton Road, Dallas 11, Texas,
gives the following additional information on ghost towns
In the January, 1944, issue of the Quarterly you requested information
on the ghost towns of Texas for use in the Handbook. The following is a
Birds Fort, in Tarrant County. A few miles east of the present town
of Birdville, on what was know as Calloways Lake. Famous as site of
important council between Sam Houston and the Indians.
Cedar Springs, in Dallas County, settled in 1842 and contested with
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