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August 2006 Issue
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Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 8-15-06
  • Martindale
  • Flo | Hubbard
  • Tehuacana 8-12-06
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson &
    Research Library, Archive Division, Louisianna Secretary of State.
  • Roznov Photos courtesy Greg & Louisa Halamicek Stone 8-30-06
  • Talco
  • Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 8-18-06
  • Koockville
  • Click | Harper | Mumford
  • Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 8-4-06
  • Westminster
  • Shelbyville
  • Waskom
  • Photos courtesy Ken Rudine
  • Estelline 8-5-06
  • Hedley 8-10-06
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    TEXAS GHOST TOWNS 362
  • Mariscal Mine Photos courtesy Erik Whetstone 8-11-06
    "Deep inside" Big Bend National Park on Mariscal Mountain. A National Register Historic District.
  • Hovey Photos courtesy Erik Whetstone 8-11-06
  • Newgulf Photos courtesy Lauren Meyers
  • Landergin Photo courtesy Ken Rudine 8-5-06
  • Washburn Photo courtesy Ken Rudine 8-5-06
  • Weldon, Texas 8-9-06
    Vintage photos courtesy Marty Cash
  • Eliasville 8-9-06
    Vintage photos courtesy James D. Allen & Marty Cash
  • Medicine Mound Photo courtesy Ken Rudine 8-7-06
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    TEXAS FEATURES TEXAS TRIPS
    PEOPLE
  • Strap Buckner: The Tallest of Tall Texas Tales by Maggie Van Ostrand 8-16-06
    On library shelves, hidden among stories about Texas Legends of whom there are countless numbers, the least written about yet the biggest is that of Aylett C. "Strap" Buckner...
  • Texas Outlaw Kid Murray by Mike Cox 8-10-06
    Texas' least-known outlaw, newspapers dubbed him "Kid" Murray.
  • GHOSTS
  • Ghost of Nicaragua Smith Still Haunts Graveyard by W. T. Block Jr. 8-14-06
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    TEXAS ARCHITECTURE IMAGES 10,000
    Billy Smith Texas Theater Photo Collection 8-20-06
  • Series Four
  • Series Five
  • Dallas
  • Fort Worth

  • Rusk Footbridge 8-17-06
    Photo courtesy Robert Grimes
  • Nelson's Drug Store 8-9-06
    Photo courtesy Marty Cash
  • To Build a House II by C. F. Eckhardt 8-9-06
    Adobe Houses
    "...Indians did not build in adobe. Adobe was brought to the Americas by the Spanish. Adobe is mud brick, made with mud and straw-the same bricks the Hebrews in Egypt were told to make without straw. Finding the right kind of dirt to make adobe from was sometimes tricky..."
  • To Build a House by C. F. Eckhardt 8-2-06
    Texas Log Cabins and Log Houses
    The first house a man might build, at least in East and Central Texas, was a log cabin. Log cabins, by the way, looked nothing like the log houses usually called 'log cabins' today. The most common size was 12" x 14", usually the logs were not dressed...
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    US TRAVEL
    COLUMNS

    HISTORICAL REGIONAL TOPICAL COLUMNS

    Archie P. McDonald "All Things Historical" Syndicated weekly in 40 newspapers
    Guinn Big Boy Williams 8-28-06
    High Sheriff of Henderson County 8-14-06
    Bob Bowman "All Things Historical" Syndicated weekly in 40 newspapers
    The Burning House 8-21-06
    A Moving History 8-7-06
    W. T. Block Jr. "Cannonball's Tales" Weekly
    Rev. Vitalus Quinon: Early Catholic Church Builder of Southeast Texas 8-28-06
    Depression was depressing, except brother's paddling 8-21-06
    Ghost of Nicaragua Smith Still Haunts Graveyard 8-14-06
    The Case of Beaumont's Missing Marble Corpse 8-7-06
    Murray Montgomery "Lone Star Diary" Monthly. Syndicated in 5 newspapers
    A True Texas Woman
    C. F. Eckhardt "Charley Eckhardt's Texas " Weekly
    Cowboy Life on a Small Spread 8-30-06
    The Coolerator 8-21-06
    To Sleep Tight 8-16-06
    To Build a House - II: Adobe Houses 8-9-06
    To Build a House: Log Cabins and Log Houses 8-2-06

    Mike Cox "Texas Tales" Syndicated weekly in 7 newspapers
    Mother 8-30-06
    Disappearing Cows 8-25-06
    Texas City 1914 8-17-06
    Texas Outlaw Kid Murray 8-10-06
    Humble Fire 8-2-06

    Delbert Trew "It's All Trew" Weekly. Amarillo Globe News
    What a smoker smokes can reveal personality 8-29-06
    Past can continue to serve the present 8-21-06
    Rollaway bed was favorite for sleeping, hiding 8-15-06
    Texas, Oklahoma line ever-shifting until 1930 8-8-06
    Water - then and now 8-1-06
    Clay Coppedge "Letters from Central Texas" Biweekly
    In Praise of Texas Corn 8-22-06
    The Texas Longhorn: Shaped By Nature 8-7-06
    Louise George "History by George" Monthly
    Every Sunday Morning
    Dorothy Hamm "Words and Music" Monthly
    One of the Best Interviews I Never Did 8-5-06
    HUMOR OPINION COLUMNS
    Maggie Van Ostrand "A Balloon in Cactus" National Syndicated Columnist
    Strap Buckner: The Tallest of Tall Texas Tales 8-16-06
    Peary Perry "Letters From North America" Syndicated weekly in 80 newspapers
    Free Advice over German Beer 8-30-06
    How to Make a Million and Retire Early 8-25-06
    Eating Out 8-17-06
    Stop the Presses 8-10-06
    Man Should Not Live Alone 8-3-06
    Elizabeth Bussey Sowdal "The Girl Detective's Theory of Everything" Biweekly
    The Truth About Love 8-15-06
    Found Time 8-1-06
    MEMOIRS
    George Lester Spunky Flat and Beyond Biweekly
    Quirky, Random Childhood Thoughts 8-15-06
    The Omen 8-1-06
    N. Ray Maxie "Rambling Ray" Ark-La-Tex Biweekly
    Deadly Explosion in the Oilfield 8-17-06
    CARTOONS EDITOR GUESTS
    Roger T. Moore
    8-2-06 8-10-06 8-17-06 8-22-06 8-30-06
    Editor & Guest Columnists "They shoe horses, don't they?"
    Recollections of Talco During the Oil Boom by Robert Cowser 8-18-06
    Wings Over Notrees Texas by Mike Moore 8-7-06
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