Co photos courtesy Clinton Woods & Barclay Gibson 3-10-13|
County Historic/Famous Trees|
photos courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library
Court Oak TE photos 9-1-12
Naming of Devils River by Mike Cox 9-6-12|
it comes to how the Devils River got its name, the Devil’s in the details...
Cotton Pickin’ Theater by Bob Bowman 7-29-12|
Point, a small town of some 700 souls in northern Rains county..., a sturdy old
gin has found a new life as an entertainment venue that draws crowds from all
over East Texas and performers like Mark Chestnut, Pee Wee Walker, and Gary Busey.
Photos | Fort Worth | Monument | BookWill
Rogers Coliseum by Debbie M. Liles 7-2-12|
Quercus Veritas by Mike Cox 6-27-12|
cartoonist friend Roger T. Moore, a West Texan with a sense of humor as big as
one of the dozens of wind turbines looking down on his ranch, told me that the
largest oak forest in North America covers some 40,000 acres near Monahans, it
sounded like a setup..
courtesy William Beauchamp, Terry Jeanson & Barclay Gibson 6-22-12
Davy’s Spring by Bob Bowman 5-20-12|
over fifty who traveled down El Camino Real, known today as Texas Highway 21,
probably remembers stopping at the Davy Crockett Spring and sampling its cool
in Texas Photos
courtesy Barclay Gibson, Mike Price 5-1-12|
by Bob Bowman 4-29-12
Travelers who take
the time to wander down Farm Road 31 between Deadwood, Texas, and Logansport,
Louisiana, will find a one-of-a-kind historical landmark..
Tejas State Park
by Dana Goolsby 4-20-12|
Texas is full of amazing history and natural beauty. Mission Tejas State Park
fully encompasses both the rich history of East Texas and the natural wonder and
beauty of the Pineywoods.
Heron's Nest by
Ken Rudine 4-17-12|
shuttle of birds back and forth overhead was immediately recognized as herons
mating and building nests. We realized this was an ideal location to photograph
Gaines-Oliphint House 4-1-12|
by the Texas Historical Commission as the oldest standing hand hewn log structure
in the state. A double pen planked log story and a half building with a dog trot...
Baytown's Post Office Mural
by Wanda Orton 1-12-12|
too many years, this BIB (Born in Baytown) didn't know what her hometown had in
a certain familiar work of art...
Old Bugle in Fort Stockton by Mike Cox 11-23-11|
made a startling find: A battered but still useable military bugle. The instrument
was found stashed beneath the flooring of the old residence. Adding to the mystery
is that it was discovered in an officer’s residence. Being a bugler was an enlisted
man’s job... Storm
Cellars by Bob Bowman 11-6-11
you drive across northern Texas, particularly in the counties south of Oklahoma,
you’ll likely find storm cellars in dozens of small communities...."
Harrison County Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 8-10-11 |
Caddo Lake Wildlife
Crockett's Fiddle by Mike Cox 8-11-11
Crockett did not survive the battle, his fiddle apparently did..."
State Capitol Dome Mike Cox 7-21-11|
Commissioner W.C. Walsh had been watching the construction of the new Capitol
since the first shovel of dirt was tossed on Feb. 1, 1882... Now, with construction
about to begin on the dome, Walsh grew increasingly uneasy...
County Courthouse by Terry Jeanson
Theatre, Odessa by Colonel Hawkeye 7-6-11|
Texas Theatre by
Dana Goolsby 6-4-11
nearly a century of tragedy and neglect, the Texas Theatre, crown jewel of Palestine,
has been salvaged and reborn.
Lake by Bob Bowman 5-22-11
Texas has some of the most beautiful lakes in Texas. If anyone ever asks me to
pick the lake I like most, Caddo Lake would be high on my list, largely because
its mystical nature is captivating.
well-used phone book by Bob Bowman 5-15-11|
received a telephone book adorned with telephone numbers from the 1980’s scribbled
all over the cover, the back, and dozens of inside pages. It came from Joel Towers
of Lufkin with a note that it was his mother’s telephone book from Jasper. The
full-color cover alone is worth a story.
Box Turtle by Bonnie Wroblewski 5-12-11|
plodding across grazed pastures, open woodlands, prairies, and sandy-soiled lowlands
across Texas, ornate box turtles are so named for the distinctive yellowish lines
radiating across the dark brownish to black background of their carapaces...
Cave Creek School On National Register of Historic Places|
courtesy William Beauchamp 5-8-11
Photos courtesy Charlene Beatty Beauchamp
Anderson County Poor Farm
by Dana Goolsby 5-1-11|
nineteenth and twentieth century America responded to the needs of its indigents
for almost 100 years.
Bonnie Wroblewski 4-6-11|
Commonly known as the eight hooter or rain, hoot,
striped, or wood owl... Sandhill
Bonnie Wroblewski 2-22-11
The migratory flock of sandhills stock the largest
concentration of cranes on the planet!
State Capitol TE photos, Vintage photos TSLA 2-7-11|
bred Western dress
by Delbert Trew 2-15-11
In 1872, a Reno, Nev., tailor wrote Levi Strauss that
he had been adding copper rivets to standard issue Levis to add strength to the
most stressed seam corners...
Texas Woolly Booger – Creature Seekers Beware by Dana Goolsby
Texas is home to many creatures of the night that humans fear, and occasionally
claim to encounter. East Texas has given way to Bigfoot sightings, alien encounters,
and close calls with blood–sucking creatures.
Escapes, in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing
Texas, asks that anyone wishing to share their local history and vintage/historic
photos, please contact