Texas Ghost Towns|
Belle Plain -
AKA Phantom U 1-29-04
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.
- See downtown Acala 1-4-04
- 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
- Its water tower & pecan tree 12-23-03
- The ALICO Building, circa 1911
10 Things you should know about the ALICO Building. Contemporary and vintage
photos. Feature 1-16-04
Clifton Whipple Truss Bridge,
circa 1884, a Texas Historical Landmark 1-24-04
Bluff Bridge by Robin
Bridge by Robin Jett 1-15-04
County Courthouse with photos by Sam Fenstermacher 12-30-03
- Depot and watertower, by Jim & Lou Kinsey 12-31-03
New "Image" Categories
Signs in Texas
Palimpsests on pediments. Reading
between (and through) the faded lines of Advertising's Bronze Age
Ghost Signs: Movie
Hotels & Travel
Lake Tahoe 1-19-04
Las Vegas 1-11-04
Los Angeles 1-12-04
New Orleans 12-28-03
New York City 12-03
Palm Springs 1-19-04
San Diego 1-12-04
San Francisco 12-03
Santa Fe 1-19-04
FEATURES & COLUMNS|
Archie P. McDonald, PhD -
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
law passed by the Texas legislature that brought the state's educational system
at least and at last into the twentieth century.
Bob Bowman -
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.
Pioneer - Texas Aviation Hall of Famer. The first black pilot in the world.
Maggie Van Ostrand
El Taxi or El Toro 1-20-04
said there are two types of spectators at a bullfight: those who identify with
the bull, and those who identify with the matador.
Roger Miller Las Vegas Pawn Shop Shooting 1-20-04
Roger Miller 12-27-03
Quotes, and anecdotes of Roger and friends.
John Gosselink -
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
Mike Cox -
Who made the word Hondo famous?
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
George Lester "Spunky
Flat and Beyond" -
"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
on the head by a Locomotive" 12-27-03
good old days didn't quite live up to the reputation.
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