Publications

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

The Pine Bough - Vol 6, September 2001

Each generation contemplates its world. We seek, and expect, answers from our parents and grandparents, from generations that have come before. We learn from experience, from our own as well as from shared experiences of others. Perhaps without realizing it, we connect ourselves to history and discover that there's nothing really new except the history we don't know.

As we grow a little older it seems we soon forget our humble beginnings, our totally dependent existence. We become prideful and suddenly know it all, or think we do, and rely on our own understanding. Our personal experience challenges the wisdom of older generations, and we choose to ignore fundamental relations between the past, present, and future. Perhaps not until we become parents ourselves do we begin to appreciate the connectivity of time and experience.

TABLE OF CONTENTS: September 2001

Features

Down by the Station:
The Railroad Depots of Diboll and Burke and the Last Days of Passenger Train Travel

2

The Hurdle Family of Diboll, Texas:
Early Black Educators

10

Sections

Scrapbook Pages

14

Texas Southeastern Railroad

14-19,27-28

Faces From the Past

22-29

Waco, Beaumont, Trinity & Sabine Railway

21

Texas State Railroad

24-25

Diboll Smokestack

28

Pineland Locomotives

25-27

News clippings

19,30

News & Notices

31