Bosque County: Land and People (A History of Bosque County, Texas) Page: 8
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We, the members of the Bosque County History Book Committee, are indebted to many people who worked
so faithfully to assemble and put this book together. The finished product is one we hope will be cherished
by generations to come.
The necessity to get as much of our history recorded has been urgent, and an invitation was sent out to
citizens of all the communities, both existent and now non-existent. Many have worked diligently to make
this book as complete as it is and to them we offer heartfelt gratitude. To acknowlege every single one who
contributed to the completion of this endeavor and to the ultimate publication of this volume would be a
futile task, for even though not contributing abilities, materials, or time, many offered words of
encouragement and commendation which are hereby acknowledged with humility and thankfulness.
However, there are some who must be named because of their outstanding work, contributions, and
encouragement without which the compilation of these accounts would not have been possible. Thus, we
To Dula Bonds, former president of the Bosque County Historical Commission and the one who "lighted
the candle" to ignite the project
To the Bosque County Historical Commission who sponsored the project
To the Bosque County Commissioners Court who approved the project
To the Bosque County History Book Committee who "put it all together"
To Dr. William C. Pool for writing Chapter I., giving background information for county organization and
To all writers of community and family histories
To all who loaned photographs - individuals and newspapers - and to Fred A. Brock and Gene Jackson
for special photographic work
To five volunteers who donated many hours helping to edit stories and to assist the History Book Committee
in numerous other ways - Lottie Bettis, Ellen Henderson, Mary Lou Hughes, Dorothy Manly, and Gloria
To Odis R. (Happy) Jenson who took care of the bookkeeping and financial affairs of the project and who
earned the commendation of the publishers for producing a professional set of books
To Patsy Parks Rickels, a meticulous typist, who turned out "mountains" of typed materials
To the four newspapers of Bosque County who covered proceedings with fine publicity - The Clifton Record,
the Valley Mills Tribune, the Meridian Tribune, and the Walnut Springs Chronicle; also the Waco
Tribune-Herald who printed several news articles concerning the Bosque County Book
To the places that were used for special meetings requiring more than home space - Interfirst Bank of
Clifton, Clifton National Bank, Texas-New Mexico Power Company of Clifton, Bosque County Bank of
Meridian, Multi-Services Complex of Meridian, County Seat Restaurant of Meridian, and Lions Den of
To clubs and organizations that invited committee members to explain the project
To a fine publishing firm - National ShareGraphics, Inc., now merged with Curtis Media Corporation.
Working with Peter Martin and Del and Barbara Knowler has been a distinct pleasure.
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Bosque County History Book Committee. Bosque County: Land and People (A History of Bosque County, Texas), book, 1985; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91038/m1/8/?q=campbell: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.