Heritage, Volume 12, Number 4, Fall 1994 Page: 3
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A PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION EST. 1954 FALL 1994
VOLUME 12 NUMBER 4
FEATURES COVER BOOK REVIEWS
The Ancient Art of Adobe
By Gene T. Krane 14
Winner of the Texas Historical
Foundation's 1994 John Ben Shepperd
Jr. Craftsmanship Award, master mason
Norman J. Dehmlow supervised the
hand-made construction of thousands
of adobe bricks used in the Los Portales
addition of the Gage Hotel and other
West Texas buildings.
F. Lee Lawrence:
A Life Dedicated to the
Preservation of Texas History
By Shirley Caldwell 16
As far back as 1959, F. Lee Lawrence of
Tyler was working tirelessly to preserve
Texas history. As one of the original
members of the Texas State Historical
Survey Committee, he helped begin
the historical marker program in the
state, and since then has helped organize
numerous historical societies in
65 Years of Publishing
By Timothy K. Perttula 20
Winner of the Deolece Parmelee Award
honoring historical research, the Texas
Archaeological Society Bulletin has recorded
method, and history for more than six
Hotel Restoration Revitalizes
West Texas Town
By Grant Sisk 8
In 1979, when Houston businessman
J.P.Bryan bought and restored the historic
Gage Hotel in West Texas, he did
more than renovate the structure. He
revitalized the economy of the tiny
ranching community of Marathon,
turning it into a tourist destination.
ON THE COVER
The historic Gage Hotel in Marathon, built in
1927 as a ranching headquarters by Alfred
Gage, was purchased and restored by J.P. and
Mary Jon Bryan of Houston.
Frida Kahlo. An Open Life
By Raquel Tibol
The Lizard Man Speaks
By Eric R. Pianka
Two New Museums Set To
Open Soon in Texas
Texas Independence Day
Grant Money Available
Texas Revolutionary Hero
Ben Milam Will Be Buried
For the Third Time
Dallas Historic Buildings
Added to Endangered List
Texas Historical Foundation
Awards Three Preservation
Grants in July
Program Offers Historical
HERITAGE magazine is published quarterly by the Texas Historical Foundation, pertaining to Texas heritage, culture, and preservation activities are given
P. 0. Box 50314, Austin, Texas 78763. 1994. Opinions expressed by contri- priority. Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, and photos or artwork
buting writers do not necessarily reflect those of the Texas Historical Foundation. accurately labeled. Submissions become the property of Texas Historical
The Texas Historical Foundation 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 Julie Klump, Gene Krane, Karen LaFeve, F. Lee Lawrence, John B.
Editor, Gene Krane, Book Review Editor, John Peterson Meadows, Tim Perttula, John Peterson, Carol Riggs, Grant Sisk, Texas
CONTRIBUTORS Archaeological Society, Texas Department of Transportation, Texas
Shirley Caldwell, Howard Campbell, James H. Evans, Mel Johnson, Forestry Museum
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