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A PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
VOLUME 7 NUMBER 1
FEATURES COVER BOOK REVIEWS
Diary of a Texas Builder: New Beginnings Sentinel of the Southern Plains:
of^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ' , , Fort Richardson and the Northwest
Gus Birkner's Story by Carolyn Fasel 8 Texas Frontier
by Joan Rabins 14 As new projects are identified, the by Allen Lee Hamilton 25
The memoir of this stonemason and Texas Historical Foundation will mobi- Land of Bright Promise:
contractor of the late 19th century gives lize its Board and membership to pre- Advertising the Texas Pandhandle and
us a unique opportunity to read the story serve and protect these important links South Plains, 1870-1917
of his life in his own words. with the past. by Jan Blodgett 25
EDITORIAL: Centaur of the North:
EDITORIAL: Prsevtin . Francisco Villa, the Mexican
The Texana Auction Historic Preservation: Revolution, and Northern Mexico
by Jackie Stocker 20 It May Be Good For Your Health by Manuel A. Machado, Jr. 27
by Jackie Stocker 20
Play a special part in preserving Texas A Natural tate
culture by participating in this special AMM"W: by Stephen Harrigan 27
Reviews by John Peterson
event. Mark your calendar for April 1,n
1989 and be in Round Top! an L
i ZL c in ^./^*.TT-.-.Indian Life In T exas
by Charles Shaw 28
A,,,o,.ver 0 Photographs by Reagan Bradshaw
Dyrenforth the Review by Peter Nichols
Rainmaker More Tales of the Big Bend
by Alex Apostolides 22 by Elton Mles 29
Review by Alex Apostolides
Out in El Paso in 1891 it kept on gettin' Review by Alex Ap os tolides
drier and drier and finally it never did N E ad n
Driving Tour FOUNDATION NEWS 32
Focuses on Jefferson The Jeanne R. Blocker Memorial Fund
by Sharon Stewart 30 COVER PHOTO TRH Volunteer Program
Founded in the days of the Republic of A portion of the Academic Building on Texas Durazno Plantation
Texas, this frontier town was named for A&M University campus. Designed by Freder- Historical Museum Listings
President Thomas Jefferson. ick E. Giesecke in 1912. State Parks, Historic Sites and
Cover photo by Mark D. Nunn. Interpretive Centers 34
HERITAGE magazine is published quarterly by the Texas Historical Founda- for publication. Articles pertaining to Texas heritage, culture, and preservation
tion, 603 W. 13th St., Suite #1-A-170, Austin, Texas 78701. 1989. Opinions activities given highest priority. Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced,
expressed by contributing writers do not necessarily reflect those of the Texas and photos or artwork accurately labeled. Submissions become the property of
Historical Foundation. The Texas Historical Foundation is a private, nonprofit Texas Historical Foundation unless accompanied by a self-addressed envelope
organization supported by membership dues, contributions, and grants. Unsol- for return of documents or literature, and photographs or drawings from archival
icited articles not exceeding 2,000 words will be accepted by a review committee storage. Printing by Whitley Co., Austin. Typesetting by Typescript, Austin.
EDITORIAL STAFF: Editor-in-Chief, J. P. Bryan; Assistants to CONTRIBUTORS: J. P. Bryan, Joan Rabins, Jackie Stocker, A. Apostolides,
Editor-in-Chief, Mary S. Stewart and Pamela Van Stavernm; Managing Sharon Stewart, Carolyn Fasel, Dr. M. McCarthy, John Peterson, Jacquelyn
Editor, Elizabeth Vair; Assistant Editor, Carolyn E. Fasel; Book Bailey, Peter Nichols, Mark D. Nunn, E. J. Vair, Timothy Roan Patout, Texas
A&M University Development Foundation, Center for Historic Resources,
Review Editor, John Peterson; Production Assistant, Joni Mundey. Texas Barker History Center, Harpers Weekly.
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