railroads

Spend a Day in Brazoria County and Discover Women Who Worked on the Railroad

April 17, 2021 | By John Nova Lomax

Passenger trains are rare in Texas, so it’s easy to forget the paramount importance of railroads in the settlement of this country and the everyday lives of Americans.

Explore the Birthplace of Boogie Woogie Along US 59 in East Texas

February 28, 2019 | By Michael Corcoran

The heavy left hand mimicked the rumble of steam locomotives on iron rails, while the right played melodic cross-rhythms that whistled up and down the tracks. A national craze during World War II, the hard-driving piano style known as boogie woogie set the stage for the musical revolution of rock ’n’ roll.

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