you want to have a good time, I don't care where you live, just load
in your kids and take some congenial friends and start out. You would
be surprised what there is to see in this great country within 200
miles of where any of us live. I don't care what state or town."
- Will Rogers
Bugs Bunny to Sam Houston by Clay Coppedge 1-5-14
If you're the type of motorist who doesn't mind stopping every few
miles to read a brief tidbit of history by the side of the road
you can put together a pretty fair sketchbook of Texas history just
from the historical markers scattered all over the state... more
Ranch by Barclay Gibson 6-3-13
Warning Signs by Barclay Gibson 10-1-10
the “Buried Here”1936 Texas Centennial marker
“Warren Wagon Train Massacre”
for the Pulaski Historical Marker by Barclay
Where to start describing how I visited the five foot tall granite
1936 Panola County Centennial Historical Marker for the defunct
town site of Pulaski, former seat of Panola County?
Counties of Texas Vintage maps courtesy TGLO
Buchel and Foley Counties, Greer County, Wegefarth County, Encinal
County, Perdido County, Worth County, and the First Dawson County
Tour of Dog-Trots by Bob Bowman 8-15-10
If you’re a fan of dog-trot houses--and know what they are--here
is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss. The SFA Gardens of Stephen
F. Austin State University will host a tour of two historic Shelby
County dog-trot homes...
Plain Sight by Ken &
Yvonne Rudine 5-1-10
A Sunday drive from Rockport to Houston
by Rick Vanderpool & Sami Simpson 6-26-10
Flying over Llano Estacado
the Polancio Grave Marker
by Barclay Gibson 3-22-10
in the 1870s a stage was attacked by Indians and a man, Jose Maria
Palacios, was killed. He was buried right where he fell, at the
base of the Peak and a crude rock slab had the information scratched
Reappears by Mike Cox
At this writing,
the normally sprawling Lake Buchanan is only 51 per cent full...
While a few traces of the Old Bluffton have become visible, most
of it is still under water...
Around with Bonnie and Clyde by Robin Cole-Jett
A Road Tripper's Guide to Gangster Sites in Middle America
by Byron Browne
Beginning two and a half miles south of downtown San Antonio there
are four eighteenth century missions along what the National Parks
Service refers to as the “Mission Trail”. This route will lead you
on an afternoon’s journey through some of this country’s few, yet
Real National Scenic Byway by Delbert
The old road "Camino Real" or Royal Road may not be the oldest road
in America but was completed in 1598... It begins at the San Juan
Pueblo in northern New Mexico, goes 400 miles south to El Paso then
on another 1,200 miles to Mexico City. The U.S. designated it a
National Scenic Byway...
The L-O-N-G Roads
of Texas: Texas-State-Highway-16 by C. F. Eckhardt
Texas’ state highways are some of the most interesting ways to travel.
They pass through—not go around—interesting communities of every sort.
The towns are both beautiful—sometimes (and sometimes not so beautiful)—and
often historically interesting. The two longest state highways in
Texas are Highway 16 and Highway 6. Both cut across scenic and historically
significant parts of the state...
77: “The Padre Road”
Victoria, Texas to the Rio Grande Valley
Seven Bridges, Five Rivers, Two Creeks and One Interesting Drive
After nearly four decades, Zedler's Mills is revealed from Nature's
Lakes and Dams
Tom Miller Dam, Mansfield Dam, Max Starke Dam, Wirtz Dam, Inks Dam
and Buchanan Dam
Lakes: Lake Austin, Lake Travis, Lake Marble Falls, Lake
LBJ, Inks lake, and Lake Buchanan
Mine Photos courtesy Erik Whetstone
"Deep inside" Big Bend National Park on Mariscal Mountain. A National
Register Historic District.
Texas' Burning House by Bob Bowman
Motorists traveling along U.S. Highway 59 in Polk County
are often startled to see what appears to be flames pouring from
the windows of old sawmill house...
Chisholm Trail Rides Again by Clay Coppedge
Anyone wanting to follow the Old Chisholm Trail through Bell County
would find part of the quest relatively easy, at least as easy as
driving on IH-35. The old trail roughly paralleled the Interstate
from Salado to Belton. After that following the old trail might
get a little trickier, though anyone who spends much time here passes
or crosses it many more times than they could ever know...
Runestone by Bob Bowman
"East Texans willing to take the time to drive about 100 miles
into eastern Oklahoma will be rewarded with a centuries-old mystery."
Trail of Lights vby Bob Bowman
Includes Kilgore, Marshall and Jefferson in East Texas
and Natchitoches and Shreveport in Louisiana
by Luke Warm
Photos courtesy Lizette Kapre, Ballroom Marfa, and the Art Production
Fund. West Texas gets a Long-Overdue Infusion of Whimsy by German-based
lost colony in the Okla. Panhandle exist? by Delbert Trew
The drive from Boise City to Black Mesa, Kenton,
Folsom, then over the top of Johnson Mesa into Raton from the east
is our favorite drive in the entire Texas/Oklahoma/New Mexico area.
workers suffered by Delbert Trew 8-31-10
The next time you travel north toward Denver, take a break at the
Ludlow Exit just north of Trinidad, Colo. A good paved road leads
west about two miles to the huge and educational Ludlow Massacre
Monument. I promise an interesting visit.