Texas State Historical Association One Hundred and Nineth Annual Meeting, 2005 Page: 3
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Welcome to the i o9th Annual Meeting
The Texas State Historical Association is pleased to bring its 2005 Annual
Meeting to Fort Worth. No matter what you call it-"the city where the
West begins," "Cowtown," or "Panther City"-Fort Worth is the quin-
tessential Texas city, lying at the nexus of east and west, cowboys and culture, and
myth and reality. According to historian Richard E Selcer, whose Fort Worth:A
Texas Original the Association recently published, Fort Worth was built on cattle
and oil industries, but today it "has become nationally known as a 'destination
city' thanks to the Historic Stockyards District, the Texas Motor Speedway, the
Bass Performance Hall, Six Flags, the Ballpark at Arlington, and the Cultural Dis-
trict."As far as we are concerned, it is a perfect destination for the members of
the Association and all those interested in discussing and learning more about all
facets ofTexas history.
U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison will headline the Association's Iogth
Annual Meeting at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Fort Worth in March 3-5. Her
topic will be "American Heroines," the subject of a new book that she has writ-
ten. Other speakers include James Ward Lee of the TCU Press, who will speak at
the Thursday Luncheon on the subject of"Reading will Ruin You," and Jerry
Thompson, who will speak at the Saturday Breakfast on the subject of the new
TSHA publication that he coauthored with Lawrence T.Jones III, Civil War and
Revolution on the Rio Grande Frontier: A Narrative and Photographic History.
A special treat on Saturday afternoon will be a tour to historic Thurber and
the W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas, conducted by museum
director T. Lindsay Baker and historian Harwood P. Hinton. Of course, there will
be the silent auction organized by bookseller Michael Heaston and his commit-
tee, presenting a superb collection of books, maps, and historical material for the
collector.We are especially grateful to the Amon Carter Museum Board of
Trustees for hosting this year's Presidential Reception. Special thanks also goes to
the members of the 2oo5 Annual Meeting Program Committee, who have
worked hard throughout the last year to put together a program that, like the
Trinity River, is both wide and deep and that offers something for everyone.
Attendees will also have a chance to visit the Cultural District and the Stock-
yards and to enjoy downtown Fort Worth, a success story few cities can boast.
Please make plans to begin your celebration of Texas History Month by attend-
ing the Association's Annual Meeting.
TSHA President 2004-2005
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