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Texas Escapes Online Magazine
Historic Texas & Travel

March Issue 2005
 
TEXAS TOWNS
  • New London Photos by John Troesser 3-16-05
  • Alligator School House 3-16-05
  • Ballinger Photos courtesy texasoldphotos.com 3-16-05
  • Indian Lake | Twitty 3-16-05
  • Calf Creek, Texas Photos by John Troesser 3-1-05
    Texas Ghost Towns
  • Eighteen Ghost Towns of Runnels County 3-14-05
    by Alton O'Neil Jr.
  • FEATURES
  • Dick Dowling Statue by Edward T. Cotham, Jr. 3-1-05
    Dick Dowling Statue, First Public Monument in Houston, Turns 100 Years Old on St. Patrickís Day
  • TRIPS
    Touring the wildflower trails of Colorado and Fayette Counties
  • The Last One Room Schoolhouse In Texas by John Troesser 3-1-05
  • ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES
    Preservation
  • Right Here by Dwight Young 3-16-05
    Keene, Texas
    "There's something incredibly powerful about being able to walk into a building and say, "This is where it happened, within these walls, right here."
    That's what a landmark does: It tells you, "Right here."

  • The Baker Hotel, Mineral Wells
    New photos courtesy Paul Cox 3-2-05
  • Texas Bridges
  • The Trinity River Railroad Swing Bridge &
    The Old Trinity River Highway Span
    by John Troesser 3-1-05
  • Texas Courthouses
    Postcards rootsweb.com/~txgenweb//postcards/Index.html
  • Kerr County | Jefferson County 3-16-05
  • Ellis County Courthouse by Sam Fenstermacher 3-17-05
  • COLUMNS
    Rooms with a Past
  • Old Turner Hotel Uncovered by Hallettsville Fire by Murray Montgomery 3-21-05
  • "They shoe horses, don't they?"

    Opinion
  • Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park by Ken Rudine 3-1-05
    All Texans are being deprived of their usual access by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department empowerment of The World Birding Center.



    HISTORY

    Archie P. McDonald

  • Turtle Bayou Resolutions 3-22-05
    "Angry Texans camped near that bayou in June 1832, trying to figure out how to gain the release of William Barret Travis and Patrick Jack..."
  • Why Did They Name It That? 3-9-05
    Cut and Shoot, Texas

    Bob Bowman
  • A Soldier's Story by Bob Bowman 3-27-05
    A classic story of a simple soldier involved in the momentous events that gave birth to Texas
  • A Tragedy's Museum 3-14-05
    New London Museum
  • The Air Ace 3-1-05
    Lance C. Wade, Royal Air Force of Britain, World War II

    Mike Cox
  • Battle of Brushy Creek
    A little-known fight between Comanche warriors and Texas Rangers called the Battle of Brushy Creek.
  • San Jacinto Monument 3-23-05
    "Most people think the towering star-topped limestone monument, built during the Texas Centennial in 1936, is the only San Jacinto monument. Actually, itís only the biggest."
  • Spanish Cattle 3-21-05
    "All those longhorns that revitalized Texasí post-Civil War economy had to come from somewhere. And where the breed came from was the interior of Mexico. Via trail drive."
  • Jesus 3-21-05
    When old ďHay-susĒ died that winter afternoon, just about everyone in Eagle Pass mourned.
  • Davy's Widow 3-9-05
  • KKK 3-1-05



    LIFE IN TEXAS
    Delbert Trew
  • Language changes a little from generation to generation 3-28-09
    Some believe a different language was spoken in the old days? Maybe so, here are a few examples used by the Trew clan.
  • War surplus was godsend to folks at home 3-14-05
    "Everyone wanted a jeep. This heroic vehicle had appeared in every war movie, newsreel and photo sent home from the war."
  • Quills, nibs, ink bladders were part of daily life 3-1-05

    Louise George
  • Work, Work, Work 3-11-05
  • HUMOR

    Maggie Van Ostrand
  • Peeps Alert 3-17-05
  • Fry Me to the Moon 3-9-05
    Rather than waiting for a cemetery plot in Mexico, Greece, or the U.S., where real estate is at a premium whether you're dead or alive, people are finding it more practical to be cremated like Thompson and are creating interesting things to do with cremated remains, or "cremains," as they're called in the death biz.
  • Cher, Au Contraire 3-1-05

    Peary Perry
  • Trade Deficit 3-23-05
    Reforming social security is one thing, but telling the American public they canít have a plasma television made in Japan is entirely different. Itís time the leaders of this country stood up and investigated the impending crisis before itís too late.
  • Numbers 3-16-05
    "So, here we are 50 years later, with more technology than the law will allow and what happens? We are all swamped by an unbelievable need for our memorization of multiple numbers just to exist on a daily basis."
  • Greenies 3-9-05
    Worry started to gnaw at the corner of my mind as I stood in a doorway in the alley to avoid the pouring rain. ... My source is late; heís never been late before. ... I canít leave without the package. My dog will never forgive me if I come home empty handed....
  • An adventure to remember 3-2-05
    Your assignment, Mr. Perry, if you choose to accept it, is to travel to Baltimore, then to Washington D.C. Then onto Indianapolis, pick up a load of baby furniture and drive it back to Texas.....

    Elizabeth Bussey Sowdal

  • "Broken Heart" Syndrome 3-28-05
    The first week of February the folks at the famous Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine announced their findings on stress induced cardiomyopathy, which they have dubbed "Broken Heart" Syndrome. This is a condition found most frequently in middle aged and older female patients who have suffered sudden emotional stress.
  • Home Improvement 3-14-05
    "It is the strong marriage that survives each spring without a tremor or two."
  • Butter Manners 3-1-05
    The women in our family can be as sweet and mild as milk through all kinds of adversity. But everyone has their breaking point...



    MEMOIR
    George Lester

  • Hamburgers and Hoot Gibson 3-11-05

    N. Ray Maxie
  • Rambo, Texas 3-9-05
    Long, before the movie "Rambo" came out, there was a Texas community by that name. Located about two miles south of McLeod in remote southeastern Cass County, Rambo was an extremely rural community that began, existed for some years and has now almost died out. It was, for a long time, a totally Black community.
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