Chronicles of Smith County, Texas, Volume 17 Issue 1

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Chronicles of Smith County, Texas, Volume 17 Issue 1, Summer 1978.

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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

  • Front & Back Covers “Country Store” drawing by Galon Dingler
  • CCC Co. 896 by Dale L. Bidwell, page 1-18, 42-51
  • “A cast of society equal to any,” an 1878 letter, footnoted by Howard O. Pollan, page 19-24
  • The Phillips-Umberger House drawing by A. C. Gentry, Jr., by L. L. Medford III and Melba Medford, page 25-30
  • In Pursuit of a Dream (The Relocation and Restoration of the Phillips House) by Arthur L. & Jewel Umberger, page 31-40
  • Book Review, Vicki Betts’ Smith County, Texas in the Civil War by Alwyn Barr, page 41
  • Joy: Microcosm of Rural America, by John W. Wilkins, page 53-58
  • Elected County Officials, 1846-76 by Andrew L. Leath, page 59-61
  • “W. Z.’s Last Hack,” a picture from our Past, Lucille Mardock. page 62-63
  • The Tipton House, Troup by Andrew L. Leath, page 64
  • “I found the country greatly excited,” a Civil War letter by E. E. Lott, introduction by Vicki Betts, page 65


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.


Photo Friday! April 7, 2016 Blog entry about CCC Co. 896, Dale Bidwell and O. C. Sharman.

Additional information

Weight 1.0 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 0.5 in
Compiled by

Smith County Historical Society





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