On the cover: Photograph of a football helmet hanging from two strings by Dewy G. Mears, May 24, 1949. SPL_DM-49-C5707, Dewey Mears Photography Collection, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library. October is the time of year for the sport most famously associated with Texas: football. In this issue of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, authors Benjamin Downs, Patrick Tutka, Chad Seifried, and Cameron Dean explore the early history of the game in the Lone Star State with their article “The Development of TCU Football and the Construction of TCU Stadium: Building Community and Establishing Legitimacy, 1896–1930.”
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