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A PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION EST. 1954 SUMMER 2000
VOLUME 18 NUMBER 3
FEATURES AND MORE... SECTIONS
Cibolo Creek Ranch Candelaria, Texas: President's Message 4
Then...and Now 14 Life in the Wild, Wild West 8
BY GENE T. KRANE BY GLENN JUSTICE Sponsors and Contributors 5
The big city lights of Houston are more Today, only the heartiest of souls reach the
familiar to businessman John Poindexter outback community of Candelaria in far Texas Biography-J.J. Kilpatrick 11
than the remote Chihuahuan Desert. Yet West Texas, but in the early 1900s, the
it was there, where this preservationist town was home to an Army cavalry unit, Living History 15
found the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity several businesses, and one of the state's
to restore a West Texas landmark. more colorful characters, J.J. Kilpatrick. Texas Archives:
Candelilla Wax Production 28
In Search of the
Ysleta Pueblo 16 Book Reviews 30
BY NICHOLAS P. HOUSER
Considered the oldest community in the Foundation Membership
Foun dation Membership
state, Ysleta, the ancestral home of the Honor Roll 32
queo etHe. Cornerstone 34
Tigua Indians, near El Paso, has an interesting
past that includes rebellion, dis--Cornerstone 34
placement, resettlement, and an ongoing
search for the tribal roots of the
pueblo. Grant Update 35
Higher Ground- Texas Historical Museums
Not to Be Forgotten Listings 36
West Texas Floods 22
BY DR. MICHAEL B. COLLINS Texas State Parks and
When the Rio Grande River flooded in Historical Sites 37
1954, there was great loss of life in the
West Texas community of Ozona. In Classified Ads 37
1965, it was Sanderson that was hard hit. ON THE COVER
History indicates that a repeat of these The Chisos Mountains at sunset, Big Sensing Place 39
unforgettable floods is not out of the Bend National Park. Photograph by Bill
question either. Wright.
HERITAGE magazine is published quarterly by the Texas Historical Founda- pertaining to Texas heritage, culture, and preservation activities are given priortion,
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membership dues, contributions, and grants. Unsolicited articles not exceeding literature, and photographs or drawings from archival storage. Layout/design by
2,000 words will be considered by a review committee for publication. Articles Gene Krane. Printing by Whitley Company, Austin, Texas.
EDITORIAL STAFF Dr. Michael B. Collins, Crockett County Historical Commission, Dr.
Editor, Gene Krane; Book Review Editor, John Peterson; Proofreader, Henry Daly Jr., Marshall J. Doke Jr., El Paso Public Library, James H.
Betty Hall Evans, Oliver Franklin, Nicholas P. Houser, Glenn Justice, Al Kinsall,
Gene Krane, Cliff McSparran, John Poindexter, W. Scott Ryburn,
CONTRIBUTORS Terrell County Historical Museum, Curtis Tunnell, U.S. Department
Arizona Historical Society, Arizona State Museum, Roy B. Brown, of State, Bill Wright, W. Andrew York
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