[Letter to Don Watson]

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Letter from Raymond Canala Jr, the President of the Sierra Blanca Chamber of Commerce, to Mr. Don Watson regarding the book being written by Mr. Watson. Most of the letter is praise, accompanied with a suggestion to seek out a Mr. Paul Frames, a retired railroader, for more information. Along with the letter, there are a page with historical and geographical information about Hudspeth County, two photos of a Texas Historical marker about the Second Transcontinental Railroad, and a page with a transcription of the historical marker.

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[3] p. ; 11 x 8.5 in. + 2 photographs : col ; 9 x 9 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. August 27, 1976.

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Letter from Raymond Canala Jr, the President of the Sierra Blanca Chamber of Commerce, to Mr. Don Watson regarding the book being written by Mr. Watson. Most of the letter is praise, accompanied with a suggestion to seek out a Mr. Paul Frames, a retired railroader, for more information. Along with the letter, there are a page with historical and geographical information about Hudspeth County, two photos of a Texas Historical marker about the Second Transcontinental Railroad, and a page with a transcription of the historical marker.

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[3] p. ; 11 x 8.5 in. + 2 photographs : col ; 9 x 9 cm.

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Texas & Pacific Railway Collection

Historic photographs, news clippings, and archives from privately donated Texas and Pacific Railway archives. Items chronicle the rise and influence of railroads on West Texas’ evolution during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

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  • August 27, 1976
  • August 28, 1976

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  • June 27, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

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  • July 18, 2017, 10:26 a.m.

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[Letter to Don Watson], letter, August 27, 1976; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth860884/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Grace Museum.