Publications

The History Center publishes The Pine Bough, a popular annual East Texas history magazine featuring our growing archival collections.

The Pine Bough - Vol 16, December 2011

This issue of the Pine Bough focuses on the history of Fort Terán, a Mexican border patrol outpost on the Neches River in 1831 and 1832. The 18-page article explores the reason for establishing the garrison, its brief operation and demise, and the many legends the short-lived fort has produced. Also included is an article based on an oral history interview with Helen Darden, who recalls her experiences growing up in the Boykin Community of Angelina and Jasper counties. Darden discusses the Blue Hole and the Vernon County Line School as well as the Runnels and Pettis families. Additionally, our usual scrapbook pages section features interesting photos and stories, and the news and notices section shares about The History Center’s exciting year of events and activities.

TABLE OF CONTENTS: December 2011

Features

Remembering Fort Terán: A Mexican Outpost in the East Texas Pineywoods, by Jonathan Gerland

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Helen Darden’s Memories of the Blue Hole, the Vernon County Line School, and the Boykin Community, by Emily Hyatt

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Sections

Scrapbook Pages

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Booker Family

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Signs of the Times

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Tug-of-War

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Warsaw, Texas

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Hee Haw

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Rotary and Lions Clubs

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William Hal Aldridge in El Paso

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Buzz Saw Digitization

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Temple Lumber Company Engine 17

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News & Notices

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