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A PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION I EST. 1954 I $5 ISSUE I Volume 3 2011
8 The Face of Texas History On the cover: A photo montage of
As he gets ready to leave his post as The State Texas historians
Historian of Texas, Dr. Light Cummins reflects on
the two years that he spent traveling the state
and meeting its citizens.
By Pamela Murtha
14 Rupert Richardson: No Armchair Historian
Acknowledging that the pursuit of truth was
often hard work, author, historian, and preserva-
tionist Dr. Rupert Richardson was an active par-
ticipant in the study of Texas history-and
openly shared the knowledge that he gained.
By Olivia J. Olmstead
28 Vintage HERITAGE
This section features articles from past issues of
32 Texas Women Historians
Since 1836, the year of Texas independence,
women have been documenting the events,
details, and personalities of the state's past.
By Nancy Baker Jones
6 President's Message
The Family Historian
20 Living History
Texas history journalists and bloggers
22 Looking at Books
The most important Texas history books
26 Texas Familes
Houston's Yates Family Legacy
35 Teaching Texas History
The Junior Historians of Texas
36 This Old Gun
The Big Guns: Cannons
By Tom Power
38 Texas Historical Museums
EDITORIAL STAFF CONTRIBUTORS
Editor, Gene Krane Armstrong County Museum, Mrs. John Berry, Debra Blacklock-Sloan, William
Cherry, Mike Cox, Van Craddock, Ty Cushion, Ph.D., Dr. Light Cummins, Dallas
Assistant Editor, Pamela Murtha Public Library, Tom C. Doell, J.R. Gonzales, Charles D. Grear, Ph.D., Joe Herring,
Proofreader, Betty B. Hall Jr., Historic Wellington, Kate Hopfer, Nancy Baker Jones, Library of Congress,
Richard McCaslin, Ph.D., Pamela Murtha, Olivia J. Olmstead, Bob Owens, Rupert
N. Richardson Library, Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, Texas State Historical
PRODUCTION Association, Tom Power, Sherra Thomason, Jerry Thompson, Ph.D., Debra
Designer, Stacey Van Landingham Winegarten, Bill Wright, R.B.H. Yates Museum
Texas HERITAGE magazine is published quarterly by the Texas Historical Foundation, P.O. Box 50314, Austin, Texas 78763; 512-453-2154;
email:email@example.com. Opinions expressed by contributing writers do not necessarily reflect those of the Texas Historical
Foundation. THF is a private, nonprofit organization supported by membership dues, contributions, and grants. Unsolicited articles not exceed-
ing 2,000 words will be considered by a review committee for publication. Articles pertaining to Texas heritage, culture, and preservation
activities are given priority. Submissions become the property of the Texas Historical Foundation unless accompanied by a self-addressed
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