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The first West Texas Symposium of History will be held in Room 101 of the F. Marie Hall Academic Building on the Midland College campus on April 13, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration fee is $2.50 for students (ID required) and $5.00 for others. Lunch will be provided.
All registered persons will receive a free copy of the West Texas Journal of History.
Planned presentations and articles are:
• Paula Marshall-Gray, "The Saint of the Impossible Smiles on West Texas: Memory, Myth and
the Making of the Big Lake Oil Field"
• William Morris, "Railroads and the Presidential Election of 1924"
• Cecilia Miranda, "An Old, Grainy Photo: "Alfredo Rueda Quijano and the Mexican Revolution of 1911"
• Christopher Buck, "Before and Beyond Spindletop: The 'Other' Texas Economy"
The planned schedule is as follows:
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon – Registration
9:00 a.m. – Introduction and opening remarks by William Morris, Henry Professor of History
9:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon – Papers and questions from audience
12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. – Lunch
1:30 p.m. to closing (about 4:00 p.m.) – Papers and question from audience