Tag: History

Smith’s Station on the Butterfield Lectures: Dr. Debbie Liles

Dr. Deborah Liles will talk about the settlement along the northwestern frontier of Texas during the 1850s. This settlement is important to understanding the need for the Butterfield stop at Smith’s Station.   About Dr. Deborah Liles Dr. Deborah Liles is an assistant professor and the W. K. Gordon Endowed Chair in Texas History at Tarleton State University. She is Smith’s Station on the Butterfield Lectures: Dr. Debbie Liles

Smith’s Station on the Butterfield Lectures: Michael Grauer

Michael Grauer will talk about the Butterfield Overland Mail Route’s impact on West Texas & the Western U.S.   About Michael Grauer Michael Grauer is the McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture/Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art in Oklahoma City. He has worked as a curator for over 40 years and has written three books and is a contributor to Smith’s Station on the Butterfield Lectures: Michael Grauer

Smith’s Station on the Butterfield Lectures: Dr. Amanda Biles

  Dr. Biles will talk about Fort Chadbourne, especially about its development and importance as another stop on the Butterfield Overland Mail Route.   About Dr. Amanda Biles Amanda Biles is an Adjunct Professor of History at Abilene Christian University. She attended law school at Texas Tech University and earned her MA from the University of Central Oklahoma. Amanda holds Smith’s Station on the Butterfield Lectures: Dr. Amanda Biles

Smith’s Station on the Butterfield Lectures: Joe R. Allen

Learn about the archaeological excavation at the Smith’s Station site that began in 2002. Allen led the efforts and found over 2,000 artifacts throughout the Chimney Creek Ranch.   About Joe R. Allen Joe Allen earned a Master of Education degree in school administration from Stephen F. Austin University in 1968. Allen spent 31 years in the Crane, Texas, Independent Smith’s Station on the Butterfield Lectures: Joe R. Allen