Chronicles of Smith County, Texas has been published by the Smith County Historical Society since 1962. The articles are always informative about the county’s history and often include photographs, maps and tables.
All issues have been published in an 8.5 inch X 11 inch, soft cover format. With the large number of topics already covered since its beginning, past issues of Chronicles are important resources for any person researching our history!
Indexes, each covering a 10-year span of Chronicles, are also available and provide the invaluable keys to this saved history.
Table of Contents:
- The First Trainee, Camp Fannin, front cover
- Camp Fannin, A 40-year Perspective by Gordon J. Neilson, page 1-7.
- Elected Officials (a continuation) by Andrew L. Leath, page 8-11.
- POW Kaleidoscope: First Glimpse, Camp Fannin Vignettes by Gayla H. Lawson, page 12-19.
- Birthday Greetings Camp Fannin Guidon Cartoon by Milton Caniff, page 19.
- Camp Fannin Miscellany, page 20-25.
- Book Review, A Rose Without Thorns by Frank H. Smyrl, page 25.
- The Tyler Tap’s Inaugural Run, An Eyewitness Account, October 1877, introduction by Morris S. Burton, illustration by Lexie Palmore, page 26-29.
- Photographs – “End of an Era-Rail Passenger Service Ends for Tyler, April 1956,” photos and captions by Morris S. Burton, page 30-31.
- Robert B. Langham III, a portfolio, page 32-37.
- “A Southern Victory” (Civil War letter by Marcus Fleishell), introduction by Marc B. Smith, Jr., page 38-41.
- Camp Fannin Memorabilia, back cover.
To view an index of people, places, subjects, etc. to all issues of the Chronicles of Smith County, Texas that has been published, please click here.