Clipped From The Paris News
Donald Jackson Voyages of the Steamboat Yellow Stone, by Donald Jackson (Ticknor & Fields, $16.95). can Fur Company as leader of the trade. During its time on the American frontier, the Yellow Stone transported everything from smallpox vaccine to contraband whiskey, and everyone from artist Karl Bodmer to war chief Black Hawk. The Yellow Stone also participated in the history and folklore of the Republic of Texas by carrying Texas troops, under the command of General Sam Houston, across the Brazos to fight for Texas independence. Because the steamboat was a vessel of United States registry with no Texas citizens on her TEXAS TRIVIA Good oil days Texas oil has been in use since 1540. Survivors of Hernando de Soto's expedition learned from the Indians how to use the stuff to caulk their boats. For centuries before, the tribes had used it as medicine. Forward charge Credit cards have been around for more than 30 years. In 1952, Preston State Bank in Dallas became the first in the Southwest to introduce a personal charge card. It enabled bank customers to charge purchases to their bank account.