Heritage, Volume 5, Number 3, Autumn 1987 Page: 3
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A PUBLICATION OF THE TEXAS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION EST. 1954 AUTUMN 87
VOLUME 5 NUMBER III
FEATURES COVER BOOK REVIEWS
Marking Texas History
by Francis Rickard and Cynthia
With approximately 10,000 markers
in place, the Texas program is one of
the most active and ambitious in the
The Storyteller Woman
by Alex Apostolides 18
Alamo Canyon, lying just north of
Fort Hancock, is a treasure-house of
Be It Ever So Humble:
The Rock Shelterhomes
of Early Settlers
by Solveig A. Turpin 22
Some settlers to the lower Pecos
region recognized the advantages of
natural shelter, living in caves until
they became prosperous enough to
Resources in Texas
by La Barbara Wigfall Fly and
Everett L. Fly 24
Without question, Texas has one of
the more unique compositions of historical
data to be found anywhere.
Dickens on the Strand
by Olivia Meyer 6
Bringing public attention to the potential
of a deteriorating 19th century
waterfront commercial district was
the objective which stimulated the
creation of the first Dickens on the
Strand 13 years ago.
If it seems as if everyone in Galveston has
gotten into the Dickens spirit, they have!
The popularity of Dickens as a major Texas
festival and the willingness of corporate sponsors
and thousands of volunteers to support
this event has helped generate funds for
Galveston Historical Foundation's historic
preservation work. Photo by Manny Chen.
Our Land, Our Lives: A Pictorial
History of McLennan County, Texas
by Patricia Ward-Wallace 29
La Frontera: The United States Border
by Alan Weisman,
review by John Peterson 29
Ancient Texans: Rock Art and Lifeways
Along the Lower Pecos
by Harry J. Shafer,
review by John Peterson 30
Back Country Mexico: A Traveler's
Guide and Phrase Book
by Bob Burleson &
David H. Riskind,
review by John Peterson 33
Plantation Life in Texas
by Elizabeth Silverthorne,
review byJ. P. Bryan 33
Texas Women: A Pictorial History from
Indians to Astronauts
by Ruthe Winegarten,
review by Cynthia J. Beeman 35
Preservation News Around the State 37
HERITAGE magazine is published quarterly by the Texas Historical Foundation, 603 W. 13th be given highest priority. All manuscripts should be typed and double-spaced and photos or
St., Suite =1-A-170, Austin, Texas 78703. 1987. The opinions expressed by contributing writers artwork accurately labeled. All submissions become the property of the Texas Historical
do not necessarily reflect those of the Texas Historical Foundation. The Texas Historical Foundation unless accompanied by a self-addressed envelope for return of either documents or
Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization supported by membership dues, contributions, and literature and photographs or drawings from archival storage. Printing by the Whitley Company,
grants. Unsolicited articles not exceeding 3,000 words will be accepted by a review committee for Austin. Typesetting by Typescript, Austin.
publication. Those articles pertaining to Texas heritage, culture, and preservation activities will
EDITORIAL STAFF: Editor-in-Chief, J. P. Bryan; Administrative Assis- PHOTOGRAPHERS: Elizabeth Vair, Gittings Studio, Everett L. Fly,
tant, Joan Rabins; Managing Editor, Elizabeth Vair; Book Reviews, John Jim Cruz, Robert John Mihovil, and Manny Chen. CONTRIBUTING
Peterson; Advertising Director, Mary Ellen Graf; Production Assistant, WRITERS: Francis Rickard, Cynthia Beeman, Alex Apostolides, Solveig
Joni Mundey. A. Turpin, La Barbara Wigfall Fly, and Everett L. Fly.
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