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A Motorcycle Mail Carrier <br>in the Texas Panhandle, Circa 1912

A Motorcycle Mail Carrier
in the Texas Panhandle, Circa 1912

Blessed with good water, soil, and ranchland, the South Plains settlement of Plainview grew rapidly after a post ... Read More »

The Forgotten Stories of Pro-Union Texans Recall a Tumultuous Time

The Forgotten Stories of Pro-Union Texans Recall a Tumultuous Time

In March 1861, as the United States hurtled toward the Civil War, Texas Governor Sam Houston assembled his closest ... Read More »

Get Your Chickens! A Vintage Vendor at Weatherford’s First Monday Market

Get Your Chickens! A Vintage Vendor at Weatherford’s First Monday Market

Weatherford’s First Monday Trade Days began in 1900 when merchant A.H. Gernsbacher first advertised “Stray Day” Read More »

How the ‘Grape Man of Texas’ Saved the French Wine Industry

How the ‘Grape Man of Texas’ Saved the French Wine Industry

When leading tours of Blue Ostrich, a winery and vineyard near Saint Jo, winemaker Patrick Whitehead likes to ... Read More »

Sightseers have been marveling at Big Bend’s signature canyon for more than 100 years

Sightseers have been marveling at Big Bend’s signature canyon for more than 100 years

When daily life gets too crazy, Texans often head to the Big Bend to commune with coyotes and dance in the ... Read More »

New Management in Place for 7 of Texas’ Most Historic Sites

New Management in Place for 7 of Texas’ Most Historic Sites

This week, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department transferred seven sites, including the San Jacinto Monument, Washington-on-the-Brazos, and the Port Isabel Lighthouse, to the Texas Historical Commission. Aimed at efficiency, the change is not expected to result in changes for visitors. Read More »

Explore History at Frontier Texas! Museum in Abilene

Explore History at Frontier Texas! Museum in Abilene

At Frontier Texas!, interactive exhibits explore the century (1780-1880) when the Rolling Plains transformed from ... Read More »

Heart of Texas History

Some of the most enjoyable visits I’ve made to Texas small towns have included a little time spent in jail. Not ... Read More »

Holocaust Remembrance

Holocaust Remembrance

One of the deepest scars in the history of humankind is the Holocaust. Friday, January 27 is International ... Read More »

Hail to the Boys of the CCC

Hail to the Boys of the CCC

When I was a child, Texas’ state parks were beloved vacation destinations. I became intimately familiar with ... Read More »

Speaking of Texas: Bottleneck Wizard

Speaking of Texas: Bottleneck Wizard

When folklorist Alan Lomax chose music for the Voyager Golden Record, a recording placed aboard NASA’s unmanned ... Read More »

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