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A PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION I EST. 1954 1 $5 ISSUE I Volume 2 2008
8 Badges of Honor On the Back Cover: Michaux Nash Jr.
Since the 1970s, Michaux Nash has been assembling a has collected sheriff's badges from
collection of sheriff's badges from each of the 254 Texas each of the Texas counties. These color
counties. The stories of how the badges were collected images are just a few of the beautiful
are as entertaining as the collection is beautiful. badges from Nash's collection. Images
By Stephen Stainigkasmhp clti ibetby Kristina Bowman Photography,
By Stephen StainkaMichaux Nash Jr.
courtesy of Michaux Nash Jr.
14 Tied To the Land
From a 16th-century book on Spanish law to the
papers of empresario Stephen F. Austin, the rich
and colorful history of the Lone Star state is recorded
in the vaults of the Texas General Land Office.
The land grants and other papers that comprise the
Spanish Archives are some of the very oldest of
By John Dryden
18 Little-Known Repositories
Keep Texas History Alive
Smaller and less well-known archives, some at institutions
of higher learning across the state, are helping
to document the details of Texas history.
By Eric L. Moreno
22 2007-08: A Year of Accomplishment
for the Texas Historical Foundation
Gifts, grants, and other achievements highlight a
good year for the Texas. Historical Foundation. A
slate of new officers will take over in July 2008.
6 President's Message
24 Teaching Texas History
28 Living History: Haley Library
2 Foundation Membership
26 Millard's Crossing Donors
30 Texas Historical Museums
31 Texas State Parks and
EDITORIAL STAFF CONTRIBUTORS
Editor, Gene Krane Angelo State University-Porter Henderson Library, Kristina
Proofreader, Betty B. Hall Bowman Photography, Suzanne Campbell, John Dryden, Haley
Library, Millard's Crossing Historic Village, Michaux Nash Jr., Kelly
Rushing, Sam Houston State University Special Collections,
Stephen F. Austin State University, Stephen Stainkamp, Texas
PRODUCTION A&M University Cushing Memorial Library, Texas General Land
Designer, Stacey Van Landingham Office, Texas Ranger Hall of Fame Museum
HERITAGE magazine is published quarterly by the Texas Historical Foundation, P.O. Box 50314, Austin, Texas 78763; 512-453-2154;
email:firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 exceeding 2,000 words will be considered by a review committee for publication. Articles pertaining to Texas heritage, culture,
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