Heritage, Volume 11, Number 1, Winter 1993 Page: 3
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A PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION EST. 1954 WINTER 1993
VOLUME 11 NUMBER 1
FEATURES COVER BOOK REVIEWS
Of "Blowing Horns" and Voices of the Cotton Culture Chilies to Chocolate: Food the
Oral History An Oral History of the Burton Americas Gave the World
By Thad Sitton 12 Farmers Gin By Nelson Foster and
Whether it was being used to summon, By Dan K. Utley 6 Linda S.Cordell 26
to announce, to hunt, or to signal distress, The men, women, and children who
the blowing horn, carefully carved from planted, picked, bought, and sold cot- Letters from the New World
the horn of a cow or steer, was an im- ton in the small town of Burton in the By John L. Kessell, Rick Hendricks,
portant communications instrument for early 1900s share their memories of the and Merdith D. Dodge 26
the early settlers of Texas. Neches River intensity, uncertainties, and hardships
valley inhabitants remember the horn's of that life. By John L. Kessell andrms
By John L. Kessell and
various uses and cultural meanings. Rick Hendricks 26
A.~ Living.~~~~ History.~~~~~ Lesson,~ The Origins of Agriculture and
A Living History Lesson Settled Life
For Socorro High School By Richard S. MacNeish 27
By Ada Gonzdlez-Peterson 16
A unique community history project _ CORNERSTON
assignment that stressed both an inter- CORNERSTONE
racial and intergenerational approach
helped El Paso-area high school stu- History and Heritage Tours
dents learn firsthand about their own CleTory a k H irte o 20
HERITAGE magazine is pblisequar~Celebrate Black History Mont h 20
"Genius of Sam Houston" Exhibit
P. 0. BHistoric Tour of Opens in January in Dallas 20
Historic Fort Stockton 24 Two Photo Exhibits Slated For
Black soldiers, nicknamed "buffalo sol- a n February in Alamo City 20
diers" by the Indians, played an instrumental
role in the development and ON THE COVER Fort Davis Hosts THF Meeting 22
protection ofWest Texas at historic Fort Pictured on the front cover is the Burton
Farmers Gin, near Brenham. Its state of presStockton
and helped change the course ervation is without equal in Texas and perhaps Foundation Mourns Passing of
of American military history. the nation. Photograph by Dan K. Utley. Two Key Supporters 22
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. 1993. 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 FounThe
Texas Historical Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization supported by dation unless accompanied by a self-addressed envelope for return of documents
membership dues, contributions, and grants. Unsolicited articles not exceeding or literature, and photographs or drawings from archival storage. Typesetting by
2,000 words will be accepted by a review committee for publication. Articles Gene Krane. Printing by Whitley Company, Austin, Texas.
EDITORIAL STAFF Homeyer, Dr. Deb Hoskins, Gene Krane, John B. Meadows, Ada
Editor, Gene Krane, Book Review Editor, John Peterson Gonzalez-Peterson, John Peterson, Kristin Peterson, Thad Sitton, Dan
CONTRIBUTORS K. Utley, Winedale Preservation Institute of The University of Texas
Carey F. Behrends, Shirley Caldwell, Historic Fort Stockton, Paul at Austin
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