Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 8, Number 2, May, 1998 Page: Front Inside
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Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal
Volume 8, Number 2
Editor: Bill Stein. Associate Editor: Terry Ford. Production Assistants: Dorothy Albrecht,
Susan Archuletta, Betty Cook, Alma Hilburn, Monique Miller, Elizabeth Schoellmann,
The Angus McNeill Family
by Ernest Mae Seaholm .................................................. 51
Index to District Court Criminal Cause Files, 1876-1900
compiled by Bill Stein and Bobbie Elliott .................................. 79
Documents, Letters, Reminscences, Etc.
Columbus in the Days of 1874 by James Maret ....................... 113
On the Cover
Eagle Lake, near which the family of Angus McNeill settled, was for most of the nine-
teenth century a center for fishermen and hunters. This photograph, taken in the early twentieth
century, is of the lake in the last years it was opened to the public. About the time the photograph
was taken, the lake was pumped dry by rice farmers, killing all or nearly all of its fish. After a
lawsuit by one of the lake's owners established that it should perpetually contain water, the lake
was refilled. It was subsequently acquired by one entity and leased to a private club, the Eagle Lake
Rod and Gun Club, for recreational purposes.
Acknowledgements and Notes
Ernest Mae Seaholm is a retired teacher with deep ancestral connections to her home
town, Eagle Lake. In recent years, she has spearheaded or participated in a number of historical
projects, perhaps most notably the clean up of the old Clear Creek Cemetery.
Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal. ISSN 1053-4733. Published by the Archives of the Nesbitt
Memorial Library, 529 Washington Street, Columbus, Texas 78934. Printed by Shoen Type &
Print, Route 2, Box 193B, Alleyton, Texas 78935. 200
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