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Historic Texas & Travel
August Issue 2005
| || Cameron
Photos by John Troesser 8-5-05 |
County Courthouse, Milam County Jail, Pioneer Cemetery ...
8-1-05 | Water
Valley 8-24-05 |
Photos by Ken Rudine Teague
Photo by Ken Rudine
Vintage photos courtesy texasoldphotos.com 8-9-05
| || Bardwell
Photos by Bob Worley 8-17-05 Killeen
Postcards courtesy rootsweb.com/%7Etxpstcrd/ 8-25-05|
- Panhandle by Louise George 8-27-05Lesley
- Panhandle Photos by Erik Whetstone 8-1-05 |
| || Nash
- Central Texas Photos by Bob Worley 8-17-05
Nameless - Hill
- Hill Country Photos by Mark Mauldin 8-6-05|
| || Glenrio
- On the state line Route 66 West |
by Ken Rudine 8-1-05Orla
- West Texas 8-6-05
Willie by Dorothy Hamm 8-16-05
Travis Martin, who would someday be known around the world as Boxcar Willie, was
born in 1931 in Sterrett, Texas, a wide place in the railroad tracks between Dallas
and Waxahachie. The son of a railroad section hand, who also farmed and played
a fiddle, Martin learned to identify different trains by the sound of their whistle.
And he learned to mimic them..."
New Mexico by John Troesser 8-14-05|
Celebrating 100 Years as a Ghost Town
"It used to be her town."
by Ken and Yvonne Rudine
ARCHIE P. McDONALD
"... he had taken an
oath of office pledging loyalty to the Constitution of the United States eight
"Many native East Texans find fame and fortune far away from their birthplace.
A case in point is Claire Lee Chennault, who was born in Commerce, Texas, in 1893,
but was moved by his family to Gilbert, Louisiana, at the age of one month."
"You can find a
model of sorts for today’s Wal-Mart superstores by looking back to the 1880s and
early 1900s in East Texas..."The
Good Old Days 8-15-05
"The 'old days,'
those years which seem to tug at our nostalgic senses, weren’t as good as most
of us like to believe. Even East Texans living in the 1940s considered the past
as being less complicated and somehow more pleasant..."“Go
straight to hell.” 8-1-05
B. Hall, Jr., the son of an East Texas lawyer and judge who rose to a leadership
role in Congress and finished his career as a federal judge, was one of East Texas’
most interesting contemporary politicians."
German immigrant J.C. Melcher of Fayette
County and Port LavacaNameless
figures that the cave in this story – one of an estimated 6,000 caverns in the
limestone region of the state – doesn’t have a name. After all, it’s in the vicinity
of Nameless, Texas...."
The story of the Manhattan Project and its product, the atomic bombs against Japan
on August 6 and 9, 1945, has been well told. But buried in all the official documents
is another story, far less known.Oddities
Texas trivia from Naylor’s Epic-Century: The Illustrated All-Texas Magazine December
Man from Nickel, Leslie Jones Askey
The classic spirit of an entrepreneur.
Learned Riding School Bus Last a Lifetime 8-26-05Rural
'home office' centered on farmer's almanac 8-7-05
"There was a time when every rural home featured wall space containing a
wooden crank telephone, a Seed & Feed calendar, a telephone directory and an Old
Tonkawa Indians have been gone from Central Texas for more than a century, but
it's hard to spend much time in Central Texas without finding evidence of the
life they once lived here..."Joe
"A singer that critic
John Morthland of Texas Monthly called 'by far Texas' greatest contributor to
Life in a Camp 8-27-05Quite
an Experience 8-8-05
& OPINION |
"...Unlike Britney, Reese and Scarlett,
however, paparazzi does not follow me about causing me to hit a car with a mother
and her two daughters, get shot in the leg by one of my bodyguards, or chase me
from the gym to my home. Perhaps that's because I am not a blonde. Perhaps it's
because I've suffered something much more frightening than paparazzi.
"... things are supposed to be funnier
in threes. What if there'd only been two Stooges?"
Into the Future and Into the Past 7-30-05
"Where in Texas can you bypass summer's deadly heat, avoid Transylvanian
mosquitoes, and never feel the sting of a bee?"
Gas Prices 8-31-05
of us are honest, hardworking folks just trying to get along and raise our families
and have a little peace and quiet along the way. In today’s turbulent times this
is getting harder and harder to achieve..."Illegal
and Unjust 8-24-05
"Have we lost our
collective national minds or what?... A court in Arizona decided that a rancher
who had mistreated a couple of illegal aliens he caught on his ranch back in 2003
had to forfeit his ranch to the couple..."Cushy
of the Penguins” 8-10-05Revolting
“'What a revolting development
this is' was a line from an old time television program back in the sixties.
I suggest to you that it sums up the current state of affairs for today."
"...Friends, something truly wonderful
has happened to me and I want to share it for those of you who are one or two
steps behind me on the life experience ladder...."
Pause That Regresses 8-1-05
Male menopause. HA!"
Over with the Enemy 8-15-05
to help host a sleepover for 9 seven-year-old girls. What a fool this mortal be."The
Sweat and the Fury 8-1-05
Sweet It Was 8-15-05
"I may have this
wrong, but the best I can remember it, my father had a unique way of deciding
where to have our vegetable garden each year..."Goodbye
"We did have our chores to do around the farm, but I preferred even
those to going to school. I sometimes felt that I was born a hundred years too
late. It seemed to me that those pioneer kids who spent the days hunting and fishing
to put food on the table had the ideal life..."
Moss's Mill Pond - Who Owned It? 8-15-05
"Walden Pond, this is not. Nor is it "On Golden Pond". But, in my humble
opinion, a very close second..."A
Midnight Gasoline Credit Card 8-1-05
Gasoline was a rationed item during World War ll, along with other things like
coal oil, tires, sugar, flour, and corn meal, to name a few... if
you did as some people did, you would steal it from the oil leases...."
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