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:
SPECIAL SESQUICENTENNIAL ISSUE ON COTTON
- From the Publications Committee, page 1
- The First Twenty-five by James Wilkins, page 2.
- End of An Era: King Cotton is Dethroned in Smith County and Northeast Texas by Dr. Irvin M. May, Jr., page 3-8.
- Cotton and the Collapse of The Confederacy by Andrew L. Leath, page 9.
- Belzora & Shipping Cotton on the Sabine by Andrew L. Leath, drawing by Bob Wygant, page 10-12.
- Cotton Goes to Market – The Hard Way, a recollection by Joe Jefferson, page 13-14.
- A Way to Move the Cotton: The Cotton Belt by Morris S. Burton, page 15-16.
- Smith County Gins by James Wilkins, page 17-31.
- The Goodman Gin by Mary K. Haynes, page 32-33.
- Cotton Gins Near Arp, the Gaut Gin by Hilda Merle Gaut, page 34-35.
- “Gentry’s Gins,” drawings by A. C. Gentry, page 36-40.
- Mont Adams – Cotton King of the South by Morris S. Burton, page 41-45.
- Seasons of a Farmer’s Life by Loy J. Gilbert, illustrations by Gaylon Dingler, page 46-47.
- Tools of the Trade, captions by Loy J. Gilbert, photos by Judy Wilkins, page 48-50.
- The Cotton Sack by Loy J. Gilbert, drawings by Dick Johns, page 51-52.
- An Interview with Hubert Cates, Tyler, transcribed and edited by Alice Gilbert, page 53-55.
- Geese in the Cotton Patch by Loy J. Gilbert, page 56-57.
- Front and Back covers drawn by Dana Adams, Jr.
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.