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CHAPTER 8:
Endnotes

1 Memorandum of the Chief, Land Planning Division, NPS, Washington, DC, to Wirth, January 5, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 12, Folder: 610.01 Purchasing of Lands #2 [Folder 2] Big Bend, DEN NARA.

2 Ibid.

3 Ibid.

4 Thomason to Ickes, February 5, 1940; Ickes to Thomason, February 26, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 12, Folder: 610.01 Purchasing of Lands #2 [Folder 2] Big Bend, DEN NARA.

5 Memorandum of Inspector (John Diggs), NPS, Austin, to the Acting Regional Director, Region III, NPS, February 13, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 1, Folder: 0-3 (NPS) Invitations and Addresses Big Bend, DEN NARA.

6 "Big Bend National Park," Speech of Hon. R.E. Thomason of Texas in the House of Representatives, April 3, 1940, Townsend Collection, Box 9, Wallet 27, Folder 2, Archives of the Big Bend, SRSU.

7 Ibid.

8 Ibid.

9 Ibid.

10 Ibid.

11 Alvin J. Wirtz, Undersecretary, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC, to Walter Woodul, Houston, TX, April 12, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 12, Folder: 610.01 Purchasing of Lands #2 [Folder 2] Big Bend, DEN NARA.

12 Wirtz to Amon Carter, April 12, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 12, Folder: 610.01 Purchasing of Lands #2 [Folder 2] Big Bend, DEN NARA,

13 Memorandum of Milo S. Christiansen, Acting Assistant Regional Director, Region III, NPS, for File, April 15, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 12, Folder: 610.01 Purchasing of Lands #2 [Folder 2] Big Bend, DEN NARA.

14 Memorandum of Cammerer for the Under Secretary, April 18, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 12, Folder: 610.01 Purchasing of Lands #2 [Folder 2] Big Bend, DEN NARA.

15 Ibid.

16 Thomason to Cammerer, April 26, 1940; Memorandum of A.F. Robinson, Alpine, TX, "Proposed Project for Obtaining Required Lands for National Park in the Big Bend of Texas known as the Chisos [Mountains] of Brewster County," n.d., RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 12, Folder: 610.01 Purchasing of Lands #2 [Folder 2] Big Bend, DEN NARA.

17 Morelock to (Colonel John R.) White, Regional Director, NPS, Santa Fe, May 7, 1940; White to Morelock, May 11, 1940; Program, "To Promote Good Highways To Big Bend Park Meeting Of West Texas Citizens At Alpine," May 24, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 1, Folder: 0-3 (NPS) Invitations and Addresses Big Bend, DEN NARA.

18 H.W. Morelock, "The Big Bend Empire," unpublished manuscript, July 27, 1940, Folder A976.4932, M8396, Archives of the Big Bend, SRSU.

19 Ibid.

20 Ibid.

21 Ibid.

22 Ibid.

23 Ibid.

24 Memorandum of Milton J. McColm, Acting Regional Director, Region III, NPS, Santa Fe, to the NPS Director, August 13, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 12, Folder: 610.01 Purchasing of Lands #2 [Folder 2] Big Bend, DEN NARA.

25 "N.P.S. Regional Director Boosts Big Bend Project," Fort Worth Star Telegram, August 27, 1940 (material taken from NPS press release of August 10, 1940).

26 Morelock to Carter, August 15, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 12, Folder: 610.01 Purchasing of Lands #2 [Folder 2], DEN NARA.

27 Ibid.

28 Wayne Gard, The Dallas News, Dallas, TX, to McClatchy, August 31, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 22, Folder: 867 Tours (General), DEN NARA.

29 "Excerpt from address by President Roosevelt at the dedication of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, September 2, 1940," RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 12, Folder: 610.01 Purchasing of Lands #2 [Folder 2] Big Bend, DEN NARA.

30 "Big Bend Trip Is Completed," Fort Worth Star Telegram, September 29, 1940; Wayne Gard, "Park Official Enthusiastic On Big Bend," Dallas News, September 29, 1940; Wayne Gard, "Fair to Get Relief Model Of Big Bend," Dallas News, September 29, 1940.

31 Memorandum of Tillotson to the NPS Director, October 4, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 12, Folder: 610.01 Purchasing of Lands #2 [Folder 2] Big Bend, DEN NARA.

32 Ibid.

33Tillotson to Nelson Lee, Jr., Manager, Chamber of Commerce, Alpine, TX, October 4, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 22, Folder: 867 Tours (General), DEN NARA.

34 Harry Connelly, Executive Secretary, Texas Big Bend Park Association, Fort Worth, TX, to Tillotson, October 5, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 12, Folder: 610.01 Purchasing of Lands #2 [Folder 2] Big Bend, DEN NARA.

35 Tillotson to Connelly, October 15, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 12, Folder: 610.01 Purchasing of Lands #2 [Folder 2] Big Bend, DEN NARA.

36 Carter to Tillotson, October 17, 1940; Connelly to Tillotson, October 24, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 12, Folder: 610.01 Purchasing of Lands #2 [Folder 2] Big Bend, DEN NARA.

37 Carter to Tillotson, October 24, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 12, Folder 610.01 Purchasing of Lands #2 [Folder 2] Big Bend, DEN NARA.

38 Memorandum of A.E. Demaray, Acting NPS Director, for the Regional Director, Region Three, NPS, December 10, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 12, Folder: 610.01 Purchasing of Lands #2, Folder: #1, DEN NARA.

39 Connelly to Tillotson, December 16, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 12, Folder: 610.01 Purchasing of Lands #2 [Folder 2] Big Bend, DEN NARA. The Coronado Cuarto Centennial Commission (or the "4Cs"), formed in 1934 at the University of New Mexico, promoted awareness of Hispanic culture and tradition in the Southwest to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Spanish conquistador, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado (1540). For a discussion of this program, see Michael Welsh, "A Prophet Without Honor: George I. Sanchez and Bilingualism in New Mexico," New Mexico Historical Review, Volume 69, No. 1 (January 1994): 19-34.

40 Connelly to McColm, December 20, 1940, RG79, NPS, SWRO, Santa Fe, Correspondence Relating to National Parks, Monuments and Recreational Areas, 1927-1953, Box 12, Folder: 610.01 Purchasing of Lands #2 [Folder 2], DEN NARA.

41 Charles L. Woody, Gifford, Woody, Carter and Hays, Counsellors at Law, New York City, NY, to the Texas State Parks Board, Austin, December 20, 1940, Townsend Collection, Folder 4, Archives of the Big Bend, SRSU.

42 Frank D. Quinn, Executive Secretary, Texas State Parks Board, Austin, to Woody, December 31, 1940, Townsend Collection, Folder 4, Archives of the Big Bend, SRSU.


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