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Historic Texas & Travel
February Issue 2005
Roadside Park Mystery
How permanent is a donated park?
In Memory of Alfonso Steele, Last
Survivor of Battle of San Jacinto
Moten Barnett by John Troesser 2-1-05
November 5th, 1901 - January
"Life does not owe me one thing."
"While her birth in
Weimar, Texas may have just been chance, it's her accomplishments after she left
Weimar that deserve a closer look. When she died last year of cancer (in Chicago)
at the age of 102, Etta Moten Barnett had had a rich and full life.. She is now
remembered as an actress, singer, and philanthropist ..."
Worlds by Dwight Young 2-1-05
Donna Reed and the Granada Theater in
"... I distinctly remember more than one afternoon
when I thought, sitting there in the plushly upholstered splendor of the Granada,
“I wish the whole world was like this.” A decade later, Donna Reed brought that
sentiment into our living rooms..."
courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey|
February Feature Town
river, parks, famous trees, courthouse, suspension bridge, images ... 2-2-05
shoe horses, don't they?"|
of the Sheep
by Audrey A. Herbrich
On the last Saturday in September, San Angeloans showcase their idea
of “fun” by releasing a herd of sheep in the downtown streets.Mary,
Mary, Once of Perry
by Toney Urban 1-25-05
Archie P. McDonald
Arthur Temple School of Forestry 2-22-05Bet-A-Million
John Warne Gates, a native of Winfield, Illinois, became
associated with three of Texas’ most important items: barbed wire, railroads,
with two faces 2-16-05
To those who knew Wright, his appearance and demeanor were far removed from the
days when he was a prominent newspaper editor, attorney, and aspiring legislator
in Little Rock. But they would soon learn that he was also an escaped murderer,
forger, arsonist and jail breaker named Pete Loggins from East Texas.A
Unique Landmark 2-1-05
A granite shaft set into the ground on April 23,
1841, marks the only international boundary existing within the continental United
Around 1760, a now-unknown Franciscan priest at the Apostolic
College for Missionaries in Queretaro, Mexico set down rules for Texas missionaries.
The rules, laden with advice, were “meant for a missionary who has never been
in charge of a mission and is all alone and does not know whom to consult for
Carl Weiss 2-16-05
During the Civil War not every Southern soldier served
in the Confederate army because he believed in slavery or hated Yankees. Some
shouldered arms only because they had to. That was the case with August Carl Weiss...
García, Veteran of D-Day 2-16-05
types of things happened when making butter 2-1-05
the brew, has fared well in the intervening years. From being the drink-of-choice
for intemperate settlers, it's now bottled and rhapsodized over like fine wine.
Spicing appears to be the key to quality metheglin.
Maggie Van Ostrand
Beauty: Dolores del Rio 2-16-05
"Sinuous and sensual, she was widely
regarded as the female Rudolph Valentino. ... Precious few other actresses have
retained both beauty and stardom for over fifty professional years."Well
done, Johnny 1-25-05
"Ernie Kovacs once said that television was
a medium because it was so rarely well done. When Johnny was on, it was well done."
Perry’s Guide to Riches and Miracle Diet Plan" 2-22-05Going
the Distance 2-16-05
Physical violence…with foodWhere
are you Benny Goodenberger? 2-2-05
Elizabeth Bussey Sowdal
Lee owns Hanes.Tow
Trucks and Snugglers and Snuff, Oh My! 2-1-05
home to Oklahoma City to Mama and Papa, with a car full of babies and roadmaps
and stuffed animals and regrets and hopes and ‘Nilla Wafers...
Say Can You See 2-1-05
N. Ray MaxieThe
Ark-La-Tex and Bogus Springs, Texas 2-1-05
Ark-La-Tex includes Three Corners, the place where three state lines meet, and
portions of Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. Many ... have done the "spread eagle"
there, especially area high school kids. Reportedly there are hordes of people
that have traveled many miles to do just that.
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