The Southwestern Historical Quarterly is available online but access is limited.
In order to find the full text of the articles listed on this guide, enter the title of the article in the search box "Search within SHQ." Then look for the appropriate issue number.
The Story of Bell County, Texas is an invaluable resource which deals chiefly with the people, places, events, organizations, institutions, and tidbits of trivia from the county's past and present. A publication of the Bell County Historical Commission, this two-volume work begins with early explorers of the area and includes chapters on Indian tribes, the creation of the county, the Civil War, feuds, outlaws, railroads, buried treasure, cities and towns, ghost towns, cotton gins, and a large section of family histories.