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Hall of State Construction, 1936

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In This Issue:
Hall of State Construction
2009 Brown Bags
Texas History Quiz
The Hall of State 
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 The Hall of State is currently closed for renovations. The renovation process is scheduled to be completed August 2009. Our events, however, will continue. Our Brown Bag lectures and other events will be held at different locations until later this year. We will make every effort to inform our members and the public through our newsletter and website. Thank you for your patience.
 Notice: Due to Hall of State renovations, the G.B. Dealey Research Library is currently closed.  We are currently packing and moving our archive to a temporary location and hope to reopen to researchers in February, 2009.  Please contact Susan Richards, Researcher, at 214-421-4500 x 111 or susan@dallashistory.org  in February to schedule a research appointment.  We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
 The Dallas Historical Society's 2009 Brown Bag Lecture Series

Generously sponsored by
CLAMPITT PAPER: The Paper People

Due to the renovation of the Hall of State, all eight lectures will be held in the Clampitt Paper's Creative Center. The Creative Center is located at Clampitt Paper's headquarters, 9207 Ambassador Row, Dallas, TX 75247.
The 2009 Brown Bag Lecture Series begins on Wednesday, January 14th, 2009. Our first presentation will be, The History of Clampitt Paper. Presented by: Don Clampitt, Chairman and CEO of Clampitt Paper 
Join us at 12 PM (noon) on the second Wednesday of every month as the DHS explores a variety of different topics about local and state history.  All lectures are open to the public and there is no cost to attend.
Don't forget to bring your lunch! Groups should RSVP by calling us at 214.421.4500 x 104 or emailing Booking@dallashistory.org. 
Texas History Quiz
Once again we are presenting another five questions from the October 1936 issue of Naylor's Epic-Century. Have fun! Answers are at the bottom of this newsletter. 
1. How was a pig the cause of trouble between France and Texas?
2. What was the most important result of the Battle of San Jacinto?
3. Why was the settlement of Nacogdoches important?
4. What was the purpose of the founding of San Antonio?
 5. What were the Turtle Bayou Resolutions?

(Answers at the bottom)

Quiz Answers
1. Until 1841, Texas and France were on friendly terms. Then an Austin hotel-keeper let his pig enter one day into the stable of Monsieur de Saligny, the Minister of France. The pig ate part of the corn stored there and was killed for this indulgence by the hostler of M. de Saligny, who in turn was horsewhipped by the hotel-keeper. M. de Saligny, angry at the treatment of his servant arranged to have the landlord to appear in court. Later, while Saligny was in the hotel, he was ordered out by the landlord. The Minister, as minister, would not accept such an insult, and left the country when his feelings were not salved by our government, and through him Texas was not allowed a large loan from France. The President made things run smoothly again finally, by satisfying Saligny demands.

2. This battle practically established the Independence of Texas.

3. It served the purpose of advance guard for Spain, after the loss of Louisiana.

4. There are three uppermost reasons: (1) Father Olivares had always wanted to establish a mission in Texas, and this would give him his chance. (2) The viceroy wanted reinforcement for settlements in East Texas. (3) The best way to prevent French occupation of Lavaca Bay was to be there first. The Viceroy expected the settlement to be located, instead of near the head of the San Antonio River, on the coast.

5. On June 13, 1832, in order to prevent Mexico's placing an army to watch them after the troubles at Anahuac with Bradburn, the Americans made up the Turtle Bayou Resolutions at Turtle Bayou proclaiming loyalty to Mexico, even though they were not satisfied with conditions prevailing at the time.
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Happy New Year, Dallas Historical Society