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 Bonner-Whitaker-McClendon House, drawing by David Fair, front cover.
- The Bonner-Whitaker-McClendon House, 100 Years by Karen Hampton, page 1-11.
- A Picture From Our Past: The Tyler Volunteer Fire Department football team photograph, 1900, page 12.
- Autos in Smith County 1915: Traffic Ordinance and Automobile Directory, facsimile Booklet, page 13-21.
- “Autos Recalled,” interviews of Paul M. Bass, I. H. Crutcher III, and William F. Thompson by Jack White, page 22-33.
- “Hello Central” – 1914 Southwestern Bell Telephone Company’ s phone operators photograph, page 34.
- “Happy Birthday” 1920’s birthday party for Sara Lee Woldert photograph, page 35.
- Commissioner Court Minutes, 1851 (a continuation) abstracted by Andrew L. Leath, page 36-49.
- Facsimile of party invitations connected with the Bonner-Whitaker-McClendon house, 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.