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Mason Co Photos courtesy William Beachamp & Barclay Gibson 4-26-11|
1880, travel time was quite the trip Delbert Trew 4-26-11
study of the actual mileage exhibited in a map of the Texas Panhandle, No Man's
Land, the Western Indian Territory, the Cherokee Outlet, the Cherokee Strip and
the southwestern section of the State of Kansas, drawn in the year 1880, bring
travel at that time into focus...
there, everywhere by Bob Bowman 4-25-11|
of Mineola may have the most memorable radio station call letters in East Texas...
Comanche Co Photos courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey 4-25-11Lilac
Milam Co Vintage
Ward Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 4-22-11Ward
County Courthouse Photos courtesy Terry Jeanson 4-22-11
Memorial Auditorium and Stadium, Goliad, Texas by Sarah Reveley
Pardons in Texas by C. F. Eckhardt 4-21-11
to the 1937 legislative session, Texas governors had unlimited power to grant
pardons, paroles, or commutation of sentences. It had been this way in ‘the old
states’ and, because that was the way it was done where they left to come to Texas,
that’s the way the laws were written by the Anglo-Texans who controlled the state’s
Song by Mike Cox
a long-time Texas lawyer, Ben Sleeper wrote many a legalese-laden petition alledging
this or that in behalf of his clients, but few if any of them ever knew of – much
less heard – the patriotic song he composed as a young Army officer in training
back during World War I.
Cruz Duval Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 4-20-11
20, 1836 by Roger
T. Moore 4-20-11
Red River Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 4-20-11Ore
City Upshur Co Photos
courtesy Gerald Massey 4-19-11
a tool for every job by Delbert Trew 4-19-11
matter the design, brand, type or cost of a machine or implement, sooner or later
it will break down and need repair. That fact is as reliable as the sun coming
up each morning...
Old Photos Courtesy Murray Montgomery Collection 4-18-11|
Potato Patch by Robert G. Cowser 4-18-11
grew up on a farm during the 1940s. The farm was located south of Saltillo in
the region of loamy soil just south of the crescent of prairie land that extends
over the eastern part of Texas...
Karnes Co Photos courtesy William Beauchamp 4-18-11|
of the Hanging Era by Bob Bowman 4-17-11
the inception of the Republic of Texas in 1836, the method of punishing criminals
was usually by hanging at the county level. But in 1924, the State of Texas took
the responsibility for capital punishment and changed the method from hanging
Scurry Co Photos
courtesy Barclay Gibson 4-16-11|
Shoe Horses, Don't They?The
Port Arthur/Lapland Connection
by Christy Nilluka Broussard 4-15-11
Grandpa MIK Nilluka did not just herd reindeer; he made two incredible journeys
with the reindeer."
gave us info long before TV ads by Delbert Trew 4-12-11
upon a time, long before today's boring, repetitive, loud and often dumb TV advertisements,
armloads of unwanted junk mail and irritating phone calls, there was a subtle
and entertaining form of advertising called a fair.
Lindheimer by Clay Coppedge 4-12-11|
50 species and sub-species of plants are named for Ferdinand Lindheimer, a man
born to the good life in Germany who made his name – and the name of all those
plants – on the Texas frontier. Recalling
the lesser-known heroes of the Alamo by Murray Montgomery
history contains much information about the famous men who died at the Alamo,
but what about the others; the messengers?
Brooks Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 4-11-11
Shoe Horses, Don't They?Texas
and the California Gold Rush
by Frank W. Lewis 4-11-11
does Sam Houston have to do with the California Gold Rush of 1848-49?
Forest History by Bob Bowman 4-10-11
Texas Forestry Museum, built in 1976 to preserve the history and heritage of the
forests and forest products industry, recently underwent an extensive renovation
at Lufkin. As a result, the museum offers visitors new perspectives of Texas’
earliest industry, sawmilling, and one of its newest, the manufacture of paper.
Carson Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 4-9-11Easter
Castro Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson & Rick Vanderpool
Kentucky Harris Co 4-8-11
Episcopal Church 22nd and Winnie, Galveston by Bill Cherry
the time the Korean Conflict was going strong in the early 1950's, Galveston’s
Trinity Episcopal Church was 109 years old, and it and its congregation had been
through a lot together...
Owl by Bonnie Wroblewski 4-6-11|
16-25 inches tall and with wingspans of up to 4ft, these large, ear-tuft-less
raptors are commonly known as the eight hooter or rain, hoot, striped, or wood
New rock wall piece
of history by Delbert Trew 4-5-11
I learned the method while visiting in Nashville, Tenn., years ago where miles
of such rock walls still stand after being built by slaves in the early 1800s.
Born Signers of Declaration of Independence by Roger T. Moore
Gift of Hannah by Bob Bowman 4-4-11
was Hannah Collie of Alto, a brave little girl who touched the hearts of thousands
of people while her own heart struggled to keep her alive."
Wolf Girl of Devil's River by Gary Humphreys 4-4-11
story begins on the Chickamauga River in Georgia. John Dent was a trapper working
with his partner, Will Marlo...
Rusk Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 4-2-11
Must Remember ThisBusted
Flat in Jayton, Texas by
Mary Mathias 4-2-11|
will always treasure the years I lived where we had a sand storm every Friday
and where the people would get up in the middle of the night to help people they
Springs School 1914
Photo courtesy Jeanne Diver Goff 4-2-11
Battle of Walker's Creek and the Colt Paterson Revolver by Jeffery Robenalt
Battle of Walker's Creek was more of a minor skirmish than a battle, but thanks
to Samuel Colt and the introduction of his Colt Paterson revolver, the outcome
of the fight had pivotal consequences in the long-running struggle between the
Comanches and the Texas Rangers. No longer would the Rangers be at a distinct
disadvantage when engaging the Comanches on horseback. Armed with the five-shot
Paterson, they were more than a match for the "Lords of the Plains" and their
deadly short bows.
Haunting of Old Memorial Hospital In Palestine by Dana Goolsby
old hospital has been abandoned as a care facility, however locals claim the facility
has not been entirely deserted. Supernatural tales have lived within the old hospital
far prior to the closing of the facility.
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