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Texas Escapes Magazine
January Issue 2004
December 2003
Texas Ghost Towns
Belle Plain - AKA Phantom U 1-29-04
Truscott 1-29-04
Lindsey City by Mike Cox 1-29-04

A ghost town in Big Bend National Park

The Front Camps by Bob Bowman 1-6-04
Three sawmill ghost towns of East Texas.
Acala - See downtown Acala 1-4-04
Hemming - It suffered the cruelest blow any small town can receive when it was removed from county maps in the 1980s. 12-23-03
Boz - Boz' existence was threatened when the area was chosen for the supercollider project. 12-23-03

Texas Towns
Lelia Lake 1-9-04
Mosheim 1-9-04
Putnam - Its water tower & pecan tree 12-23-03

Texas Skyscraper
Waco - The ALICO Building, circa 1911 -
10 Things you should know about the ALICO Building. Contemporary and vintage photos. Feature 1-16-04


Texas Bridges

The Clifton Whipple Truss Bridge, circa 1884, a Texas Historical Landmark 1-24-04
Carpenter's Bluff Bridge by Robin Jett 1-15-04
Roxton Bridge by Robin Jett 1-15-04

Texas Courthouses
Ellis County Courthouse with photos by Sam Fenstermacher 12-30-03


Images
Settles Hotel 1-7-04
Granbury - Depot and watertower, by Jim & Lou Kinsey 12-31-03

New "Image" Categories

Skyscrapers 1-7-04
Vintage Photos 1-8-04
Ghost Signs in Texas
12-1-03
Palimpsests on pediments. Reading between (and through) the faded lines of Advertising's Bronze Age

Ghost Signs: Movie Artifacts
12-1-03

US Cities
Hotels & Travel
Albuquerque 1-15-04
Atlanta 1-11-04
Boston 1-15-04
Branson 1-15-04
Chicago 12--03
Denver 1-15-04
Ft. Lauderdale 1-15-04
Kansas City 1-19-04
Lake Tahoe 1-19-04
Las Vegas 1-11-04
Los Angeles 1-12-04
Memphis 1-15-04
Miami 12-28-03
Nashville 12-29-03
New Orleans 12-28-03
New York City 12-03
Orlando 12-03
Palm Springs 1-19-04
Philadelphia 1-19-04
Phoenix 1-19-04
Reno 1-19-04
San Diego 1-12-04
San Francisco 12-03
Santa Fe 1-19-04
Seattle 1-15-04
TEXAS FEATURES & COLUMNS

Archie P. McDonald, PhD -
"The Light Crust Doughboys are on the air!" 1/29/04

The most famous, and most successful, western swing group in Texas in the 1930s
The Gilmer-Aikin Law
1/20/04
The landmark law passed by the Texas legislature that brought the state's educational system at least and at last into the twentieth century.

Bob Bowman -
Fort Boggy State Park by Bob Bowman 1/29/04
Texas' first new state park in six years.
Inventing the Oilfield Pumping Unit
1/20/04
The invention of the counterbalanced pumping unit -- the most visual piece of machinery in today's oilfields.
Air Pioneer - Texas Aviation Hall of Famer. The first black pilot in the world. 12-03

Maggie Van Ostrand -
El Taxi or El Toro
1-20-04
Hemingway said there are two types of spectators at a bullfight: those who identify with the bull, and those who identify with the matador.
The Roger Miller Las Vegas Pawn Shop Shooting 1-20-04
Roger Miller 12-27-03
Quotes, and anecdotes of Roger and friends.

John Gosselink -
The Difficulty of Meeting Expectations 1-20-04

I've come to believe that the committee meeting is the blight of America. It is sapping our strength, destroying our initiative, and making it almost impossible to get anything done. And they're real boring.

Mike Cox -
Hondo 1-20-04
Who made the word Hondo famous?
Cowboy Gene 1-10-04
In the spring of 1938, a cowboy on the dodge rode into the Panhandle railroad town of Childress. A little short of cash, he approached Rufus Layton, manager of the Palace Theater, about doing some work for him. Layton jumped at the opportunity, offering him a healthy amount of money for Depression times - $100....
McDade Hanging 12-03
The story of the McDade Christmas clean up has become one of Texas' more frequently told Yuletide tales.
Barbecue Bust 12-03

George Lester "Spunky Flat and Beyond" -
Lillian
1-12-04
"Probably every boy has had a crush a girl who didn't even know he was alive. It happened to me..."

"They shoe horses, don't they?" - Editor
"Struck on the head by a Locomotive" 12-27-03
The good old days didn't quite live up to the reputation.
 
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