Cotton Belt Symposium

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Cotton Belt Symposium
Posted by SSW9389 on Monday, July 25, 2011 6:47 AM

Dr. Jason Davis has announced this year's Symposium:

Greetings fellow Railfans,

Announcing the 6th annual Cotton Belt Railroad Symposium
Friday & Saturday, September 23-24, 2011
Sam Rayburn Student Center
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, Texas

This is a free education & outreach event held for the purpose of
honoring and documenting the history of the St. Louis Southwestern
and other railroads of the northeast Texas region.
Members of the railroad "family" and anyone interested is welcomed to
attend and participate. The event will be videotaped and extensively
photographed for historical preservation.

Friday - 5:00p-8:00p
Casual show-&-tell/mix-&-mingle.
Visit with new and old friends and view railroad artifacts and information.
If you would like to display railroad artifacts, photos, etc.,
particularly related to the Cotton Belt, contact me to ensure we have
ample display space available.
Please note, this is NOT a "swap meet."

Saturday - 8:19a-3:30p
Formal programs, artifact displays, & lunchon.
All activities are free of charge except for the luncheon. Luncheon
ticket is not required for attendance in other symposium activities.
Prior RSVP for Luncheon will be required. Meal cost is to be
determined and will be announced once the menu is finalized. Details
are forthcoming.

The program is still being finalized.
Thus far, confirmed participants, activities, and programs include:
Book Signings
- "Cotton Belt Engineer" - Edwin C. Cooper
- "Commerce Pictorial History" - Cheryl Westhafer & Jim Conrad
Arkansas Railroad Museum
Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society
Texas Midland Railroad - presentation by Cheryl Westhafer
Blacklands Railroad Update - Wayne Defebaugh, president
Panel Discussion
...much more in the works.

This year's symposium is also scheduled to coincide with Commerce's
signature annual event - the Bois d'Arc Bash.
Events and activities all weekend long offering something for the
entire family: parade, vendors, arts & crafts, golf tournament,
games, live music & entertainment, car show, and much more.

Hosted by the TAMU-C Department of Educational Leadership, James G.
Gee Library, and the Commerce Public Library.
Sponsored by the Blacklands Railroad.

Visit our website:

NEW: Join us on Facebook:!/groups/169986873071642

Save the dates and make plans to join us in Commerce for the 2011
Cotton Belt Symposium.

See you soon!
Symposium founder & co-host

Jason Lee Davis, Ph.D. KB5YBP 903-886-5598 903-886-5507 FAX
Associate Professor & Coordinator, Educational Technology Program
Department of Educational Leadership | Texas A&M University-Commerce
6th Annual Cotton Belt Railroad Symposium - September 23-24, 2011 @ TAMU-C Honoring the Legacy of the St.L.S-W. RY.

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