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Historic Texas & Travel

September 2005 Issue
TEXAS TOWNS > Search 1247 Texas Towns
  • Port Isabel and The Port Isabel Lighthouse
    13 vintage photos courtesy Cruse Aviation and
    The Robert Runyon Photograph Collection, Courtesy of The Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Borger 22 vintage images
    Photos courtesy Ken Sharpe Collection
  • Joppa & Two Iron Bridges
  • Cistern | McGregor
    Photos by John Troesser
  • Canadian Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, Ken Sharpe & rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
  • Channing | Turnersville | Neinda | Cestohowa
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson
  • Sterling City Photos courtesy Ken Rudine
  • Plains Photos courtesy Ken Rudine
  • Santo Photos courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey
  • Thorp Spring Photos courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey
  • Kopernik Shores | Aldine | Jacinto City | Almeda |
  • Abernathy | Kalgary | Echo
  • Azle | Groveton | Avinger
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  • TEXAS GHOST TOWNS > Search 271 Ghost Towns
    Panhandle
  • Gray Mule - The ghost town on Quitaque Canyon Trail
  • Quitaque Canyon Trail
    Photos Courtesy David Higgins
  • Hill Country Ghost Towns and Towns
  • Briggs | Fairland | Lake Victor | Oakalla | Watson
    Photos courtesy Erik Whetstone
  • The Grove | Hilda Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson

    Gulf Coast
  • MacKay | Family Life in MacKay
    15 vintage photos (1920s and 1930s) courtesy Ruben R. Hernandez
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  • FEATURES | TRIPS
  • FEMA or Frederick Funston by John Troesser
    Different Approaches to Disaster
    One Man vs the Search for a Few Good Bureaucrats


    Major General Frederick Funston of Iola, Kansas
    1865-1916
  • Patrolling the Mexican Border by Air
    Government and Private Enterprise Working Together
    Cruse Aviation in the late 40s and early 50s
    by John Troesser, Photos courtesy Cruse Aviation
  • Oasis Gas Station is Gone Update
    "Having never pumped a pint, let alone a gallon of gasoline, this station-that-never-was has become our symbol for a particular period in Texas history."
  • Guadalupe Peak (aka Signal Peak) and El Capitan
    15 photos courtesy Barclay Gibson
  • Music
  • Johnnie High: People Told Him It Would Not Work by Dorothy Hamm
  • People
  • Melungeon-Texans by John Troesser
    "The name has been said to be a corruption of French for ..."
  • The Osburn Saga by Caroll Osburn Zerkle
    Melungeons in Wizard Wells
  • Ghosts & Folklore
  • Wild Woman of the Navidad by Murray Montgomery
    "The Navidad isnít really much of a river, as rivers go Ė itís not very famous and canít be compared to the stunning Guadalupe or majestic Colorado, when it comes to beauty. But the little old Navidad just might have a claim to fame that the others canít equal. You see, the Navidad has a past of mysterious and wild creatures, of the two-legged variety, living along its winding path."
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  • ARCHITECTURE | IMAGES > Over 6800 Images
  • The Jail in La Grange
    by Johnny Stucco. Photos by John Troesser
  • The First Fayette County Library
    aka the Judge Stiehl House
    by Johnny Stucco. Photos by John Troesser
  • Strap-Iron Jails and Cages in Texas
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson
  • Neches River Images - Beaumont, Texas
    Postcards courtesy Cruse Aviation
  • Browster County Courthouse, Alpine
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson
  • Former Browster County Jail, Alpine
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson
  • Colorado River Bridge, Wharton
    Photo courtesy Freda McCarty
  • US 287 - East of Memphis.
    Photo courtesy Robert Vahle
  • Dr. Pepper Painted Signs
    Photos courtesy Teri Brown
  • Sandoval Store
    Old photos courtesy Walt Downing
  • Leslie Schoolhouse Photos courtesy David Higgins & Erik Whetstone
  • Karnes County Courthouse
    Photos courtesy Teri Brown
  • Van Horn rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
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  • USA TRAVEL
  • Kansas Schoolhouses Photos by John Troesser
  • Monument Valley Utah and Arizona
    Photos courtesy Ken Rudine
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  • COLUMNS
    EDITOR & GUESTS
    THEY SHOE HORSES DON'T THEY
  • Orla, Texas by Michael E. Beckham 9-17-05
    Bubba's Bus Route and the Day the Water Tank Fell
  • The Eagle Befriends the Stork by John Troesser 9-10-05
    Port Arthur's legend of F. B. Wright, A Hurricane Story
  • In Its Own Way by Kathleene S. Baker 9-4-05
    "... After living through a real-life nightmare, they were smiling! Everything is beautiful - in itís own wayÖ"
  • HISTORICAL

    "All Things Historical"
    ARCHIE P. McDONALD

  • SFASU 9-28-05
    "Twenty-three Reasons Why The Stephen F. Austin State Normal Ought to be Located at Nacogdoches."
  • The Other Babe 9-11-05
    "Babe" Didrikson, the outstanding woman athlete of the twentieth century.

    BOB BOWMAN
  • A Steamboatís Tale 9-18-05
    "Lying in the Trinity River at Parkerís Bluff, near Palestine, a cluster of remnants from an old sidewheeler steamboat serve as reminders of an era when cotton was king in much of East Texas...."
  • Two Courthouse Fires 9-5-05
    "... the little-known story of two courthouse fires in Trinity County, one of the rowdiest of our early counties..."


    "Texas Tales"
    MIKE COX
  • Circus 9-29-05
    Gainesville Community Circus

  • Outlaw Letter 9-20-05
    An outlaw's love letter in 1878
  • Missing Coat 9-15-05
    "Third-term Sterling County Sheriff S.T. Wood..."
  • Galveston 1900 9-8-05
  • Lady Doc 9-1-05
    Dr. Sofie Herzog, first female surgeon in Texas


    "Lone Star Diary"
    MURRAY MONTGOMERY
  • Wild Woman of the Navidad 9-13-05



    REGIONAL

    "It's All Trew"
    DELBERT TREW
  • Encounters of the outhouse kind make great family reunion tales 9-17-05


    "Letters From Central Texas"
    CLAY COPPEDGE
  • Bird's Creek 9-21-05
    "Sometimes history remembers the marksman and other times it's the victim whose name attaches itself to historical immortality. The deciding factor is who writes the history, and the history of the Old West was not written by the Indians..."
  • HUMOR & OPINION

    "A Balloon In Cactus"
    MAGGIE VAN OSTRAND
  • When Money Talks, Martha Listens 9-19-05
    "... Where once the phrase "integrated partners" referred to people who married somebody from a different race, it now means products used within a film, television show or sporting event...."
  • Looking for Charley 9-12-05
    "My friend Charley is about 45 and he's lived in New Orleans a long time, though he wasn't born there..."


    "Letters From North America"
    PEARY PERRY

  • How I have abused my cheese all of my life 9-29-05
  • Proper Planning 9-14-05
    "For several weeks after 9/11 I donít think anyone who wrote a column could find anything humorous to expound upon. The same feeling is going around since the hurricane along the Gulf Coast..."
  • Katrina 9-2-05


    "The Girl Detective's Theory of Everything"
    ELIZABETH BUSSEY SOWDAL
  • Be Prepared! 9-14-05
    "It is very hard, in the face of our recent national disaster, to come up with anything funny to write about Ė and it almost feels like the wrong thing to do..."
  • Finger Lickiní Good 9-1-05
    "It must be awfully hard to be the youngest child. I have been missing my brother who moved recently to Arizona, and that has made me remember all kinds of things about growing up with him..."


    "Stumbling Forward"
    JOHN GOSSELINK

  • Snakes or Having a Hissing Fit 9-1-05
    ďWe have nothing to fear except fear itself, and snakes..."



  • "History by George"
    LOUISE GEORGE

  • A Scary Thing - Dust Storm in the Texas Panhandle, April 1935 9-14-05
  • CARTOONSBOOKS
    "Moore Texas"
    ROGER T. MOORE
  • 9-29-05
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  • BOOK REVIEWS
    JAMIE ENGLE
  • The Book Lover's Tour of Texas by Jessie Gunn Stephens
    Reviewed by Jamie Engle 9-1-05
  • MEMOIR
    "Spunky Flat and Beyond"
    GEORGE LESTER

  • Mr. Know-It-All 9-15-05
  • Grease 9-1-05
    "...Our farm was a featureless plain except for the creek bottom with its tall trees and cool shady areas along the sparse stream. Down there, we discovered the delicacy of crawdad tails..."
  • "Rambling Ray"
    N. RAY MAXIE

  • The Unforgettable Lightening Bolt 9-15-05
  • Is Your Mule for Sale? 9-1-05
    "This little story came to me several years ago straight from the mouth of an elderly and very prominent Ark-La-Tex area Baptist preacher..."
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