Chronicles of Smith County, Texas Volume 52, 2021


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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 Cover:Fan compliments of Larry Wade.

  • Inside Front Cover: listing of the staff of the Chronicles.

  • With Dignity and Respect: A History of Black-Owned Funeral Homes in Tyler, Texas, By Carol Kehl, pages 2-15.

  • Another World… Another Time: Reminiscenses of Kenneth Barron, by Kenneth Barron, pages 16-29.

  • The First Armadillo in Smith County by Vicki Betts, pages 30-31.

  • U. G. M. Walker, Sr., by Jesse Walker, pages 32-38.

  • News from Our Past: 100 Years Ago in The Dallas Express, page 39.

  • The Tyler Outlaws and African American Baseball by Vicki Betts, page 40-41.

  • 1892 Minutes of the Commissioners Court, abstracted by Vicki Betts, pages 42-71.

  • Stories from Our Past: 100 Years Ago in the Tyler Daily Courier-Times, page 72.

  • Inside Back Cover: Contributors to this Issue and Special levels of Membership to the Society.

  • Back Cover: Tyler Cotton Belt Baseball Team.

Check out our Chronicles Index – a compilation of our four published books of indexes and the unpublished volumes of indexes. Note: this does not include this issue as yet but it will shortly. 


Additional information

Weight 0.75 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 0.5 in


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