Roy Falls at Norris' gravesite

Roy Falls at Norris' gravesite

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Friday, December 23, 2011

History Is A Systematic Record of Past Events

In recording events, careful attention must be given to relative importance, their mutual relations, their causes and other consequences. 

Without this consideration of the causes and their consequences of past events, history lacks its chief scientific and philosophic elements, and contributes little to one’s understanding of his own age or of the way in which he can best service his fellow man. (A quote from Dorothy Ruth Miller). 

The J. Frank Norris Historical Society subscribes to this rule of historical research.

J Frank Norris was no more racist
           than everyone else in his lifetime.”
                          (reference - Barry Hankins)

He was not cozy with the Klan.”
  (reference - Texas Methodist Historical Society)

He did not murder an unarmed man.”
  (refer to the testimony from - Jane Hartwell)

 He never stood by and watched a lynching.”
   (reference - The Waco Horror)

 His heart was in the right place.”
   (reference - H. L. Mencken)

Roy Falls
December 23, 2011

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