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The Real Locations That Inspired Larry McMurtry’s ‘Lonesome Dove’

April 24, 2023 | By Ariel Slick

Of all the quintessentially Texan books, Lonesome Dove ranks right up there. And while most readers are familiar with its iconic descriptions of the dusty land, many may not know the local spots that gave author Larry McMurtry the inspiration to write his historical epic.

The Trailblazing Story of Legendary Rancher Charles Goodnight Comes to Life at Houston Exhibition

September 6, 2022 | By Gene Fowler

Legendary Texas rancher Charles Goodnight was born in Illinois on March 5, 1836. One day later, in San Antonio de Bexar, the Alamo fell to the Mexican army.

A Reader’s Maiden Voyage Into the World of Lonesome Dove

May 14, 2021 | By Roberto José Andrade Franco

On January 1, I started doing what I’d been planning on doing for almost a year: reading the many books about Texas that I wasn’t exposed to until I was an adult.

A Tribute to “Lonesome Dove” Author Larry McMurtry

March 29, 2021 | By Sarah Bird, Jenny Staff Johnson, Michael Mooney, June Naylor, W.K. Stratton, June Naylor, and Dale Weisman

In Memoriam: Texas Novelist and Essayist Larry McMurtry (1936-2021)

March 26, 2021 | By John Nova Lomax

The Wittliff Collections’ ‘Lonesome Dove’ Photo Exhibition Rides Again Across Texas

February 26, 2021 | By John Nova Lomax

In January, I was able to catch Lonesome Dove—not the miniseries but the traveling exhibition produced by the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos.

A Piece of Lonesome Dove Lore is on Display at the Wittliff Collections

November 26, 2020 | By Clayton Maxwell

Behold the town of Lonesome Dove in its idea phase, before it became the set for the eponymous 1989 miniseries based on the book by Larry McMurtry.

The Ultimate Tommy Lee Jones Texas Road Trip

September 15, 2020 | By John Nova Lomax

Iconic Texan Tommy Lee Jones has had a career in film that traverses the Lone Star State.

On the Magic of a Hotel Bar

August 29, 2019 | By Michael J. Mooney

Bill Wittliff, Lauded Texas Writer and Founder of Cultural Archives at Texas State, Has Died

June 27, 2018 | By

In memory of Bill Wittliff, who died Sunday, we revisit our July 2018 profile of Wittliff and the cultural archives he founded and developed at Texas State University, the Wittliff Collections.

Lonesome Dove Revisited

February 10, 2016 | By Kathryn Jones

The six-hour miniseries Lonesome Dove first aired in February 1989 while I was taking an evening painting class in Fort Worth.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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