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A Couple Digs Through Forgotten History With ‘Bones of Texas’ Photo Exhibition

A Couple Digs Through Forgotten History With ‘Bones of Texas’ Photo Exhibition

The skeletons of old buildings and structures hold secrets to their history. From an abandoned gas station to a cemetery in a former mining town, Texas is littered with such relics.

Antiques Roadshow Star Bruce Shackelford’s Eye for Objects Has Taken Him from Abilene to Reality TV

Antiques Roadshow Star Bruce Shackelford’s Eye for Objects Has Taken Him from Abilene to Reality TV

Bruce Shackelford is one of those enviable characters who’s developed a notable career by pursuing his own particular interests. Once dubbed a “scholarly cowboy,” the 65-year-old parlayed his fascination with Native American art, Western history, and horsemanship into a job as the Texas history curator at The Witte Museum, San Antonio’s elegant and enlightening repository of Texas history and culture. He’s also one of only a handful of appraisers to have appeared on every season of PBS’ perennial reality show favorite, Antiques Roadshow. For 23 years, viewers have tuned in to watch Shackelford—who mans the Tribal Art table—and other experts as they appraise the significance and value of antiques and collectibles brought in by the public.

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 their expense, courthouse projects in the 19th and early 20th centuries lasted years as counties selected architects and builders, quarried and imported materials, then painstakingly assembled the larger-than-life landmarks in the middle of town. It’s not hard to imagine a farmer stopping by a courthouse construction site to take in the scene, scratching his head at the columns, parapets, and towers rising from the prairie.

A Cattleman’s Castle

A Cattleman’s Castle

Early travelers on the wagon road that later became US 287 must have thought it was a mirage—a gabled Victorian manse with a covered porch on a West Texas plain.

Home Cookin’ on the Range

Home Cookin’ on the Range

It’s bumper-to-bumper in Weatherford, and most everyone is smiling. Traffic moves at a crawl around the courthouse, its picturesque red cupolas reaching into an azure sky.

Almost.

Almost.

Bison graze just beyond the main road as we enter Caprock Canyons State Park northeast of Lubbock.

True, Texas: What is it? Where is it?

True, Texas: What is it? Where is it?

What is True, Texas?  The bold-faced greeting from a gleaming water tower. The creaky, timeworn floors of a rural dance hall.

Marfalous!

Marfalous!

Mention the far-flung West Texas town of Marfa and most folks reference the mysterious lights that sometimes dance not far outside the city limits.

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