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Remembering the Beaton Hotel of Corsicana’s Oil Boom Days

December 23, 2021 | By Traces of Texas

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

July 7, 2021 | By Pam LeBlanc

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.

Photo: The Texas Basket Company in the 1930s

April 30, 2019 | By

This undated photo of a Crystal City farmer driving a truck packed with spinach baskets hangs on an office wall at the Texas Basket Company in Jacksonville, which celebrates its 100th year of operation in 2019 (see “A Century of Baskets,” Page 22). Crystal City, the seat of Zavala County, is a hub of South Texas’ Winter Garden Region, where winter conditions are prime for growing spinach, onions, carrots, and broccoli. Before the introduction of plastic bushels, regional spinach farmers were big customers of Jacksonville wooden-basket factories. Zavala County remains Texas’ top producer of spinach, and Crystal City celebrates the harvest every November with its Spinach Festival.

The 50th Anniversary of LBJ’s Return to his Texas Hill Country Ranch

February 28, 2019 | By

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