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Historic Texas & Travel
July Issue 2005
July Feature Towns Jacksonville
Photos by John Troesser 7-12-05|
courtesy texasoldphotos.com & rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson &
Photo by Wes Reeves
courtesy Ken Sharpe
Vintage photos courtesy Jack
Vintage photos courtesy Laura
Photo by Barclay Gibson 7-22-05 |
Photo by John Troesser 7-27-05
Feature Ghost Town
JUSTICEBURG Photos by Bob Worley |
|Texas Ghosts The
McDow Hole by Bob Hopkins 7-17-05|
story of the McDow ghost became very popular by the end of the 19th century ...
many people would come to the water hole hoping to get a glimpse of the specter."
ARCHIE P. McDONALD
"The capital of Texas,
and the headquarters of all Spanish activity in East Texas was once in... Louisiana!
Here’s how that happened..."Old
Three Hundred 7-5-05
East Texan 7-24-05
Dooley Wilson, the
piano player who sang "As Time Goes By" in CasablancaMy
"Morris Frank, who gained
fame for his newspaper columns in the Houston Chronicle and his speeches throughout
Texas and the Black Sox 7-1-05
The 1919 World Series is best remembered as the most famous scandal in baseball
history, but lost in that history is an East Texas connection to the scandal.
"These days, Texas has
254 political subdivisions known as counties – and 128 of them once were part
of Bexar County."
Houston's Will 7-6-05Rev.
"Part of a formation known
as the Riley Mountains, Dancer Peak rises about 600 feet above nearby State Highway
71 eight miles southeast of Llano."
Here's the story behind the name.
and Outlaws Were Common in Early Days
day on the farm always fell on Monday by Delbert Trew 7-22-05
through time, as sure as death and taxes, Monday was wash day. Like the Ten Commandments,
the event was carved in stone and postponed only by funerals or bad weather. Though
family wash day routines varied, Mondays on the Trew farm proceeded as follows..."Factory-made
horse trailer had its share of problems 7-1-05
"In today's world, it's hard to realize the common, tandem-axle horse trailer
came onto the public scene only about 40 years ago."
of the South 7-15-05
"The Civil War has been called by some historians 'The War Between
the Salts' because salt was only slightly less important to the Union and Confederate
armies than ammunition... Much of the salt used by the Confederate Army was produced
about eight miles south of where Lometa is now..."
Dead Aim in Izoro 7-1-05
"If you keep
in mind that Izoro is more of a destination of the mind than an actual physical
destination you are likely to have a fine time getting there."
Texas, 1920 6-15-05
& OPINION |
Into the Future and Into the Past 7-30-05Appearing
You no longer have
to BE a celeb to live like one.
without a Washer 7-26-05Remodeling
Your House 7-22-05
"Have you ever seen
one of those charts that show you what certain stressful situations do to you
and to your body? ... Well, I haven’t seen one of these in several years, but
I’d bet remodeling your house while living in it has to rank right up there with
the worst of them...."Follow-up
the Cuss Words, Car Crashes and Murders, and it would be a Silent Movie 7-6-05
"Daddy and I hope that you
had a great trip and arrived at camp safely. We are missing you already! Thanks
for doing the lawn before you left, it was a great help. Using Round-Up © to slow
down the growth was certainly an interesting idea, and we guess that you were
thinking Daddy wouldn’t have to mow again until you got back, but we kind of miss
having a green lawn...."
Advisory for the Inept 7-15-05Wouldn’t
it be cool 7-1-05
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