Heritage, Volume 8, Number 4, Fall 1990 Page: 5
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I want to extend the appreciation of the
Texas Archeological Society for devoting the
spring issue of HERITAGE magazine to Texas
archeology. There was a good mix of articles
reflecting the state's cultural diversity through
time. What an excellent observance of the
second annual Texas Archeology Awareness
I know that I join other Texas Archeological
Society members when I say that the Foundation
has made a major contribution to foster
the appreciation of our significant and fragile
archeological heritage in Texas.
Pat Mercado-Allinger, President
Texas Archeological Society
We just received the spring edition of
HERITAGE and are delighted with the
wonderful coverage of Galveston's 16th annual
Historic Homes Tour. The quality of the page
devoted to our tour is superb... in fact, there is
a noticeable improvement in the entire
Olivia Meyer, Associate Director
Galveston Historical Foundation
I would like to tell you about my great great
grandfather Gideon Lincecum, whose grandmother
was Miriam Bowie, aunt of the famous
James Bowie. He rode a horse from Georgia to
Texas before the Civil War to find a better
home for his family. He had little formal
schooling, yet he had specimens of the flora and
fauna of Texas in the Smithsonian and
corresponded with Erasmus Darwin and many
other "big fellas" as he called the scientists of his
day. He was a "botanical" doctor and one of the
first to keep written records of the weather. He
had a display in the museum just outside of
Brenham, Texas close to his home he called
"Longpoint" on Yegua Creek. The author Lois
Burkhalter researched his papers his youngest
daughter gave to the University of Texas before
she wrote her biography of Gideon. Even at the
age of 70 Gideon went to Tuxpan, Mexico (on
the Tuxpan River north of Vera Cruz) and
cleared 30 acres of land himself with a machete!
and built two houses for himself and a widowed
daughter and her six children.
Marie Louise Kimbark
I was a little surprised by the lack of Texas
coverage in your current issue.
What wild hot flashes of total irrationality
go through editors' minds? I refer to the Summer
'90 issue of Heritage. Why are they trying to do
what the National Trust for Historic
Preservation has been doing for years, and much
better?... I hope Heritage survives.
El Paso, Texas
Quite enlightening, thorough, informative.
Wayne M. Meyer, AIA
I am writing to protest the articles in the
Heritage magazine I received yesterday. My protest
is, as a damn Yankee who has lived here
eight years, I thought I would learn more about
places in Texas that were being restored or in
need of restoration. That was what I was
San Antonio, Texas
Henkel Square is a nationally recognized museum village of Texas
Anglo-American and German-American 19th century culture located
in Round Top, midway between Austin and Houston.
The Henkel Square Restorations and the Collections are administered
by the Texas Pioneer Arts Foundation established by
Mrs. Faith Poorman Bybee and the late Charles Lewis Bybee
in order to perpetuate an authentic representation of the
way of life of the early Austin settlers of Texas.
Henkel Square is open daily from Noon to 5:00 p.m.
P.O. Box 82 * Round Top, Texas 78954 * (409) 249-3308
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