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Hillo Co 10-4-08Highbank
Falls Co 10-18-08 |
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson
Lamar Co 10-9-08 Lorena
McLennan Co 10-8-08
courtesy Stephen Michaels
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Reeves Co 9-1-08
courtesy Stephen Michaels Indianola
A poem by Jeff McLemore published in 1904.
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in the Time of Diphtheria
by Luke Warm 10-14-08|
of Liendo Plantation, “Miss” Elizabet Ney and Dr. Edmund MontgomeryThe
devil and ghosts
Bob Bowman 10-20-08
Devil’s Pocket, Devil’s
Race Track on the Neches River, Widow’s Bend on the Sabine River, and the Laughing
Ghost of Todd Springs.
Marfa Lights by
C. F. Eckhardt 10-4-08|
I’ve seen the Marfa lights.
Twice. Only the first time I saw the Marfa lights, what I saw wasn’t the Marfa
lights. This requires explanation...
for sale by Bob
One of East Texas’ best known bridges
is up for sale... Stretching across the Neches River, the Texas Highway 94 bridge
has been in place since 1936. It is included in the National Register of Historic
90 and US 67; Merging Highways
by N. Ray Maxie
"These two US Highways merge for
34 miles in far West Texas, mostly between Alpine and Marfa. There, together,
they go through Alpine, skirt around the picturesque Paisano Peak and Twin Peaks,
both 6050 feet high. Then on to Marfa where 67 leaves 90 and turns south into
Presidio, ending at the Mexican border... 90/67 also passes another very interesting
landmark. One you won’t want to miss..."
Lipscomb by Clay
Songster and guitarist Mance
Lipscomb spent most of his 80 years as a tenant farmer around Navasota, in Grimes
County before becoming an overnight sensation when he was 65.
Lock of Bonnie Parker's Hair
by Johnny Hughes 10-10-08|
In 1963, I formed a
strange friendship with this old gambler named Soft Shoe O' Shea, or just Shoes.
He was a regular fixture around the lobby of the Adolphus Hotel, the fanciest
hotel in all of Texas. The lobby was a beehive of activity and a real power center...Indian
Emily by Mike
One of the most romantic stories
in the lore of the Old West originated at Fort Davis... In the late 1860s, an
Apache female fell wounded in a skirmish between cavalry troops stationed at Fort
Davis and her band....Webb
and Yankee Had Different Solutions to the Bank's Move
by Bill Cherry 10-5-08
It may be common place
today, but 40 years ago when Galveston’s Moody National Bank wanted to move into
a modern facility, it was considered almost an act of heresy to leave the building
where a bank had been founded for new quarters...
Method early way to track criminals
by Delbert Trew 10-7-08|
I take great pleasure
in learning a new word, a little-known fact or hearing a story I have not heard
before. In the book "Texas Gulag" by Gary Brown, the history of Texas prisons,
jails and even the early-day chain gangs is presented from the years 1875 to 1925.
The book outlined in detail how criminals were identified as they processed through
the old systems.
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