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Vickie Lea Sanford Bushong 1949-2018

The Vickie Bushong Collection along with a few pieces of the Henson Collection are the largest private collection of Texas Revolutionary Documents on display. Vickie loved the town of Gonzales and prior to her passing on June 5, 2018, she chose the Robert Lee Brothers, Jr. Memorial Library in Gonzales to display her incredible collection.

Vickie Lea Sanford Bushong was born on June 12, 1949 in Houston, TX. She was a graduate of Auburn University where she obtained a degree in political science-public administration. She was married to Dr. Rex D. Bushong for over 48 years. She lived her life to the fullest and loved to surround herself with many friends. She also loved to host parties and her favorite last two were western dances featuring the Weldon Henson Band. Vickie inspired Weldon's love for Texas history and helped him start a collection of his own.

Vickie was very proud of her Texas Heritage as a sixth generation Texan. Her family history dates back to Cynthia Ann Parker and Quanha Parker. Because of her family history, she became an avid collector of early maps of Texas, documents, currency and photographs from the Republic of Texas and of Quanah Parker.

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