Heritage, Volume 14, Number 2, Spring 1996 Page: 3
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A PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION EST. 1954 SPRING 1996
VOLUME 14 NUMBER 2
FEATURES COVER CORNERSTONE
Burial Sites of the A New Look For the Johnson Presidential Gifts
Signers of the Texas Texas State Cemetery Included in New
Declaration of Independence By Gerron Hite 6 National Archives Exhibit 22
Compiled by Gene Krane 12 An ambitious renovation and enhanceAt
the suggestion of one of our read- -ment project is underway at the Texas German-Texans To Meet
ers, M.L. Todd of Garland, we have State Cemetery in Austin, the final resting in Lubbock in September 22
compiled a list of these famous Texas place for many of this state's miliary leadpioneers
and their final resting places. ers, government officials, pioneers, and lit- 25th Annual Texas Folklife
erary figures. Festival Scheduled for
Parker County Fences In August 1-4 in San Antonio 22
History with Dedicated Efforts
By Alice Henry 14 gB1 Odessa Museum Features
Following a series of pranks and vandal- Exhibit on Black Soldiers 22
ism at Weatherford's City Greenwood
Cemetery, members of the Parker Heritage Park in
County Heritage Societydecided to fight ri r in
back by spearheading a renovation ors Chrns o
project -- including fencing, arched gates,
and marker repair and restoration -- at Archaeological Society
the historic graveyard, burial site of fa- Announces '96 Field School 23
mous Texans including Mary Martin
and Oliver Loving. Matching Grant Benefits
Historical Foundation 23
Crosses, Angel Wings, and
Cemeteries of Atascosa County BOOK REVIEWS
By V. Kay Hindes 20
Forty-three cemeteries were recorded To The Royal Crown
and identified during the course of a Restored: The Journals of
rural survey of cultural resources con- ON THE COVER n of
ducted in Atascosa County, a project This imposing monument marks the Don Diego de Vargas,
supported by a grant from the Texas gravesite of Texas hero Stephen F. Austin New Mexico, 1692-1694
Historical Foundation. at the State Cemetery in Austin. Photo- Edited by Kessell, Hendricks,
graph by Gerron Hite. and Dodge 26
HERITAGE magazine is published quarterly by the Texas Historical Foundation, pertaining to Texas heritage, culture, and preservation activities are given
P. O. Box 50314, Austin, Texas 78763, e.mail THF@ccwf.cc.utexas.edu ) 1996. priority. Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, and photos or artwork
Opinions expressed by contributing writers do not necessarily reflect those of the accurately labeled. Submissions become the property of Texas Historical
Texas Historical Foundation. THF is a private, nonprofit organization supported Foundation unless accompanied by a self-addressed envelope for return of
by membership dues, contributions, and grants. Unsolicited articles not exceed- documents or literature, and photographs or drawings from archival storage.
ing 2,000 words will be accepted by a review committee for publication. Articles Layout/design by Gene Krane. Printing by Whitley Company, Austin, Texas.
EDITORIAL STAFF Hindes, Gerron Hite, Gene Krane, Les Lopez, John B. Meadows,
Editor, Gene Krane, Book Review Editor, John Peterson Elisabet Ney Museum, Ralph Newland, William J. Sibley,
CONTRIBUTORS David H. Snow, Karen Thompson, Gertrude and Don Teter,
Christine Depot Museum and Library, Alice Henry, V. Kay Temple B'nai Israel, Texas Historical Commission, M.L. Todd
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