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Sailing On

Aboard the Tall Ship Elissa docked at Galveston’s Pier 21, two boys pause near the wide base of a towering…

The San Antonio Blues

Arguably the most monumental date in the history of recorded music in Texas was November 23, 1936, when Robert Johnson…

Harboring an Ancient Herd

Some 65,000 years ago, a small herd of female Columbian mammoths and their babies wandered through a grassland in what…

Life on the Farm

In the January 2016 issue of Texas Highways magazine, Associate Editor Matt Joyce shares his experiences at the Hog Butchering…

Of Pork and Posterity

Like most Texans, I grew up loving pork: bacon, bratwurst, ham, carnitas, chops, loin, hot dogs, baby-back ribs, breakfast patties,…

Haven for history

Houston businessman J.P. Bryan had been searching for the perfect site for a museum to showcase his immense collection of artifacts…

Raising Sugarcane

In the days before refrigeration and air-conditioning, East Texans relished sugarcane syrup for sweet relief from their arduous lifestyle.

Original Texas Road Trip

Just outside the quaint East Texas town of Mount Vernon, County Road 2025 stretches ahead like a postcard from the…

Forgotten Conflict

When historians expound on the most important action in the Civil War, they usually focus on battles fought east of…

From Padres to Presidents

The Commerce Street Bridge—one of the state’s oldest bridge sites—stands at a confluence of time and place in downtown San…

Bent on Boats

Inside a historic boat barn in Port Aransas, a small group gathered around a newly built wooden skiff to sign…

Bellows in the Blood

Randall Jackson planted himself in the center of the dance floor and focused on the stage. The 21-year-old watched closely…
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