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The Lost History of Texas Granite that Never Made it to the Capitol

The Lost History of Texas Granite that Never Made it to the Capitol

red granite from Burnet County, with limestone lining the inside walls. A total of 188,518 cubic feet of granite was…

How Prison Labor Helped Build the Texas Capitol in the 1880s

How Prison Labor Helped Build the Texas Capitol in the 1880s

…replacement—the building we know today—state officials settled on sunset red granite found in the Hill Country of Burnet County. Contractors…

Spring Road Trips: Scenic Drives, the Gulf Coast, Big Bend, and the ‘Eiffel Tower’ Await

Spring Road Trips: Scenic Drives, the Gulf Coast, Big Bend, and the ‘Eiffel Tower’ Await

…pitstop at Cherokee Corner Cafe. Next up is Llano, the heart of the granite part of the Hill Country and…

Chain of Jewels

Chain of Jewels

…Waterhole, an inlet at the far end of the park surrounded by a jumble of granite boulders. Travel there by…

Rest in Peace: Grave Sites of Famous Texans

Rest in Peace: Grave Sites of Famous Texans

granite headstone marking Presi­dent Johnson’s resting place and the stones of his ancestors’ graves can be viewed from outside a…

No Stone Unturned

No Stone Unturned

granite, gneiss, and flint, and experienced a sense of deja vu-the echo of a recurring dream in which I find…

Hill Country Gem: Mason

Hill Country Gem: Mason

…morning to hunt for topaz—the state gem of Texas—at the Seaquist Ranch, one of two granite-studded ranches in the area…

Suburban Renewal: McKinney

Suburban Renewal: McKinney

…gleaming granite and glass. The hotel’s restaurant, Rick’s Chophouse, offers room service, but it’s a shame to miss the club…

Paris, Anyone?

Paris, Anyone?

…historic icons makes Paris feel like an architectural academy. You’ll appreciate a visit to the 1917 marble-and-granite Lamar County Courthouse,…

Inside These Walls: A Personal Reflection on the Alamo

Inside These Walls: A Personal Reflection on the Alamo

…a base of pink granite, with a lineup of eight Texas heroes of the battle sculpted into the marble’s low…

Exploring Downtown Dallas

Exploring Downtown Dallas

…in the granite ceiling of James Turrell’s Tending, (Blue), and then chanced into a high school orchestra competition at the…

Cottages by the Sea

Cottages by the Sea

…sea-view windows keep it beachy-feeling albeit upscale, with stainless-steel kitchen appliances, granite countertops, and huge bedroom closets. Eleven people can…

Trips to Bountiful 2010: Heart of the Hill Country

Trips to Bountiful 2010: Heart of the Hill Country

…of varying lengths explore cedar and oak woodlands amid granite out-crop-pings on the lake’s south end. Blue-bonnets and Indian paintbrush…

Hiking the Summit Trail at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Hiking the Summit Trail at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

…on the Summit Trail. The nearly mile-long trail climbs to the 1,823-foot peak of the park’s namesake granite dome, an…

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