"Lone Star Historian" is a blog about the travels and activities of the State Historian of Texas. Bill O'Neal was appointed to a two-year term by Gov. Rick Perry on August 22, 2012, at an impressive ceremony in the State Capitol. Bill is headquartered at Panola College (www.panola.edu) in Carthage, where he has taught since 1970. For more than 20 years Bill conducted the state's first Traveling Texas History class, a three-hour credit course which featured a 2,100-mile itinerary. In 2000 he was awarded a Piper Professorship, and in 2012 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wild West Historical Association. Bill has published almost 40 books, half about Texas history subjects, and in 2007 he was named Best Living Non-Fiction Writer by True West Magazine.
|The building that replaced New London High School today is |
West Rusk High School.
|Jerrell Herron, a volunteer at the London Museum, stands beside a model |
of the 1937 high school. On the wall behind, the numbers
of victims are listed grade by grade .
|Memorabilia from NLHS on display |
at the London Museum
|This flag was flying over New London High |
School the day of the explosion.
|The main entrance to Pleasant Hill Cemetery|
|The former home of Gaston High School|