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Historic Texas & Travel
June Issue 2005
Vintage photos courtesy
texasoldphotos.com & rootsweb.com/%7Etxpstcrd/
Hill Vintage photos courtesy Kay T. White 6-11-05Zulch
Photos by John Troesser 6-5-05|
Vintage photos courtesy Ruben R. Hernandez 6-23-05|
Urrea Oaks 6-24-05|
In March of 1836
the forces of General Urrea made camp under these oaks...
ARCHIE P. McDONALD
Texas has produced its share of prominent personages in entertainment, business,
medicine, and other professions but prominent political figures have tended to
call other sections of the state their home, especially in the last half century.
It started out differently...."
"Most East Texans who have lived
here more than at least a month of Sundays know that African Americans claim June
19, or Juneteenth, as their own special day to celebrate freedom. ..."WACs
"The WACs saved Stephen F. Austin
of a Town 6-14-05
"In the 1960s, Camden
-- a sawmill town tucked away in the tall pines of northern Polk County -- held
a special place in history. It was the last company town in East Texas..."Pass
the Biscuits, Pappy 6-1-05
"...His Texas homilies,
radio broadcasts, hillbilly music and affinity for rural Texas propelled him into
the governor’s office for two terms..."
"Gambling was a Galveston institution
Devil Rogers 6-16-05
"During the Depression,
as the people of the nation collectively dug deep into their pockets and often
came up with nothing, Dare Devil dug his own grave time after time, town after
"Somewhere in Texas is a sword with a history."O.
young man from North Carolina hardly seemed the martial type, but as a citizen
soldier in the Austin Grays he demonstrated the qualities of a leader – even if
it was to keep from spending the night in the guardhouse."News
from Texas 6-25-05
Niles’ National Register 1939-1940
Family Cemetery 6-15-05Richard
Gaertner's Story 5-14-05
Every town needs
a storyteller and Moulton is fortunate to have a mighty good one in a feisty fellow
named Richard Gaertner.
penny saved is worthless if it's nowhere to be found 6-15-05
"Each time I see someone buy a can or take a dip of snuff I think of Grandma
tickled by itch of childhood ailments 6-1-05
Sessions Perry 6-15-05
"Traces of the town that George Sessions Perry knew and wrote about in the
first half of the Twentieth Century can still be found in Rockdale." The
Eerie Demise of Johnny Horton 5-26-05
"Despite Johnny Horton's wild-at-heart looks and voice, he was a man haunted
for years by ominous premonitions of his own death. He often promised those close
to him he would contact them from beyond the grave."
Texas, 1920 6-15-05
N. RAY MAXIE
Burns A Railroad Bridge 6-15-05
"The burning of the Railroad Bridge was an arson case. It happened
during the summer months of the mid 1970"s in southwest Houston...""Well,
I Should've Gotten up and Moved" 6-1-05
talks. I love it."
& OPINION |
Father of the Year 6-16-05
"My pappy was
a pistol, I'm a son of a gun" say the lyrics of the late songmeister Roger Miller's
country western hit, "Dang Me."
Michael Jackson might well be singing those
Mexican Women 6-15-05
"The shrewd women
of Mexico have run things since the beginning of time. Despite appearances to
the contrary, Mexico is a matriarchal nation."What's
In A Name? Plenty. 6-6-05
against women is literally never-ending from cradle to grave. It begins with nursery
rhymes. Who's dumb? Little Bo Peep. Who's scared? Little Miss Muffet. Who's contrary?
Mary, Mary. Who eats no lean? You got it ..."
your child's teacher needs to consult Dr. Phil 6-27-05
of his guests are borderline insane.
the Roses 6-22-05
There isn’t anything like
coming close to death that makes you appreciate living. Men
and Melon 6-15-05The
Good Old US of A 6-8-05
Is this a great country
or what? I mean we must be the envy of the entire world.Kids
with Scalpels 6-2-05
If you ever want to
know when you have either hit middle age or passed it, I can give you a very accurate
indicator to go by. Look at the age of your doctors…
From My Sons 6-15-05
" Previously, I
would have said that I was close to my boys and that we loved each other and enjoyed
each other’s company. Which is true. What I didn’t know was that all these years
there were two separate and distinct camps and not only did the two camps (female
and male) have different interests and concerns, but had completely different
"I would like to tell you about going to the gym with my boys..."
"How they got me to touch weird and/or disgusting things was my ignorance
to the dare penal code, not knowing when refusing a dare crossed the misdemeanor
to felony line. Double-dare? Double-dog-dare? Triple-black-dog-dare? Who knew?"Spring
Pledge Drive 6-1-05
"I got this idea
from the PBS and NPR fundraisers..."
Every school day in Spunky Flat was an
adventure of sorts. It started and ended with a three and a half mile walk on
a gravel road. Sam and I lived the farthest from Eureka School, so we always had
the road to ourselves at the start. On the way other students would join us until
we had quite a little bunch as we neared the school. Just about this time, an
old Model T ford would pass us. Alma and her father.A
Walk in the Black Forest 6-1-05
father had warned us not to intrude on that frontier across the way. Each time
we ventured to the creek, we would gaze longingly into that forbidden jungle...."
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