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On the West Texas Frontier, Judge Roy Bean Doled Out Justice as the ‘Law West of the Pecos’

On the West Texas Frontier, Judge Roy Bean Doled Out Justice as the ‘Law West of the Pecos’

Perched on a dusty ridge overlooking the Rio Grande, the tiny town of Langtry lies in the thick of the Lower Pecos ... Read More »

Fredericksburg Was a Tiny House Haven Long Before HGTV

Fredericksburg Was a Tiny House Haven Long Before HGTV

Spanning 3.5 acres along West Main Street in downtown Fredericksburg, the Pioneer Museum chronicles the history of ... 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 »

History, Art, and Colorful Fall Foliage Distinguish the Great Plains Town of Canadian

History, Art, and Colorful Fall Foliage Distinguish the Great Plains Town of Canadian

Not far from the banks of the Canadian River, tucked among the River Valley Pioneer Museum’s artifacts of Panhandle Read More »

Help Yourself to Sausage, Biscuits, and a Side of History at the King Ranch

Help Yourself to Sausage, Biscuits, and a Side of History at the King Ranch

My kids know I’m happy to travel for a meal, particularly when huevos are involved, but in their minds, this was ... Read More »

Explore Frontier Life in San Antonio at the Yturri-Edmunds Home

Explore Frontier Life in San Antonio at the Yturri-Edmunds Home

Before the first railroad line reached San Antonio in 1877, the villa was known as “the city of adobes,” according ... Read More »

Any Day Above Ground Is a Good One at the Quirky National Museum of Funeral History

Any Day Above Ground Is a Good One at the Quirky National Museum of Funeral History

For the past eight years, the treasury of exhibits about the cultural practices and traditions surrounding death ... Read More »

These 10 County Courthouses Show off the Beauty and History of Small-Town Texas

These 10 County Courthouses Show off the Beauty and History of Small-Town Texas

Texas’ Historic County Courthouses shine with grandiosity and ambition. Often politically controversial because of ... Read More »

Find History and Romance on the Bridges of McLennan County

Find History and Romance on the Bridges of McLennan County

Despite its title, this story is not a parody of a famous novel with a similar name. It is about a love affair, ... Read More »

Before There Were Mavericks, There Was Texas Legend Sam Maverick

Before There Were Mavericks, There Was Texas Legend Sam Maverick

  Deep down, every true Texan wants to be a maverick. Whether your folks have been here for centuries or you ... Read More »

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