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Honor obelisk in the Texas State Cemetery upon which Cearley
carved the medals of honor and the names of the 83 recipients
from Texas. Fittingly, Cearley is buried in the Texas State
Cemetery among some of the most excellent examples of his
Author James L. Haley, who was also guest speaker for the
evening, received the Deolece Parmelee Award for achievement
in preservation through historic research. His masterpiece, Sam
Houston, published in 2002, was the product of 15 years of
research and incorporated papers of Houston and his family that
were never before seen by any researcher or biographer. Acting on
a comment made by a member of Houston's family, Haley discovered
13 boxes of original papers dating back to 1818 in the
Catholic Archives of Texas. This gold mine of documents helped
Haley create a picture of Houston not only as the larger-than-life
historical figure, but as an all too human individual whose complex
and multi-faceted personality had previously eluded biographers.
The Journalistic Achievement Award honoring excellence in
print media was given to archeologist J. Brett Cruse for his article,
"Archeological Investigations at the Battle of Red River Site:
New Perspectives on the 1874 Indian Campaign in the Texas
Panhandle." The results of archeological investigations at the
Battle of Red River site detailed by Cruse in the article put the
entire history of the battle in a new light. The research and article,
which appeared in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, presented
an outstanding example of how archeological findings can
be cross-referenced with archival documentation to construct an
interpretation of historical events that may vary from prior conceptions.
...working to leave a legacy for
future generations of Texans...
Finally, St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, which this year
celebrates its 150th year of service to the city, received a citation
of merit. Formed in 1853 from two earlier congregations, the
downtown church was recognized for its expanding community
outreach programs and restoration of its historic downtown building.
Anyone wishing to nominate a group or individual for a 2004
preservation honor should contact the Awards Committee, Texas
Historical Foundation, P.O. Box 50314, Austin, TX 78763, by
Parts of this article were taken from the presentation speech given by
Texas Historical Foundation Awards Committee Chairman Joe
H E R I TA G E SPRING 2003
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
and a recorded Texas Historical Landmark
A turn of the century
railroad resort on Lake LBJ
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