Message #270:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: Railroads and the West / US - Mexican War
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 96 13:48:00 MST
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[ The following are crossposted from the lists: SpanBord, H-WEST -- SASIG 
  Ed. ]

"The Railroads and the West"-- will be held on September 26, 27 and 28 in 
Fort Worth and Arlington. Out of about twenty papers, several will pertain 
to the Southwest, including: "Watering the Flower:  The Laguna Pueblo 
Indians and the Santa Fe Railroad"; "Sunsets and Enchantment:  The Southwest 
as Marketed by the Santa Fe and the Southern Pacific Railroads"; "The Santa 
Fe Across Northern Arizona"; "The Second Texas Revolution:  The Railroads & 
Society in the Lone Star State"; "Along Came a Spider: Visions and Realities 
of Railroad Expansion in Fort Worth"; and "Different Approaches to Western 
Rail Passenger Traffic in the 1950s-1960s:  A Comparison of the Santa Fe and 
the Southern Pacific." Robert D. Krebs, President and CEO of Burlington 
Northern
    Santa Fe will be the keynote speaker on Friday night at UTA.

The U.S.- Mexican War Symposium and 4th Annual Palo Alto Conference -- will 
be held on October 25 and 26, and features speakers from Mexico and the 
United States who will interpret numerous aspects of the War (1846-1848) and 
its impact on the peoples of the United States and Mexico.  Some highlights 
include:  Dr. Josefina Vazquez and Jesus Velasco Marquez of Mexico City who 
will present papers giving Mexican scholars' view of the War; General Luis 
Garfias of Mexico who will provide the Mexican military  perspective; Dr. 
Miguel Gonzalez of the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey will 
speak on the U.S. Mexican War in Historical Perspective; and twenty other 
speakers and commentators, including Professor Robert Johannsen of the 
University of Illinois, who will deliver the Saturday luncheon speech 
entitled "The Mexican War and 'Young America'."  The two day symposium will 
address the War from diverse perspectives, including its causes and 
consequences for people who live on both sides of the international border 
that it helped to create. Special sessions include Women and the War, how 
the War was represented by journalists and artists, and the historical and 
geographic consequences of the War. The symposium concludes with a 
behind-the-scenes preview of portions of the documentary series "The U.S. 
Mexican War" being prepared for PBS and international distribution by 
Station KERA.

For more information on both of these conferences, contact: The Center for 
Greater Southwestern Studies and the History of Cartography, The University 
of Texas at Arlington, Box 19497, Arlington, Texas  76019; (817) 272-3997.
E-mail -- center@library.uta.edu