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Historic Texas & Travel
September 2005 Issue
| || Port
Isabel and The
Port Isabel Lighthouse|
13 vintage photos courtesy Cruse Aviation and
The Robert Runyon Photograph Collection, Courtesy of The Center for American
History, The University of Texas at Austin
| || Borger
22 vintage images|
Photos courtesy Ken Sharpe Collection
| || FEMA
or Frederick Funston by John Troesser|
Different Approaches to
One Man vs the Search for a Few Good Bureaucrats
General Frederick Funston of Iola, Kansas
| || Patrolling
the Mexican Border by Air|
Government and Private Enterprise Working Together
Cruse Aviation in
the late 40s and early 50s
by John Troesser, Photos courtesy Cruse Aviation
Gas Station is Gone
never pumped a pint, let alone a gallon of gasoline, this station-that-never-was
has become our symbol for a particular period in Texas history."
by John Troesser |
"The name has been said to be a corruption of
French for ..."The
Osburn Saga by Caroll Osburn Zerkle
Melungeons in Wizard Wells
& Folklore Wild
Woman of the Navidad by Murray Montgomery|
"The Navidad isnít
really much of a river, as rivers go Ė itís not very famous and canít be compared
to the stunning Guadalupe or majestic Colorado, when it comes to beauty. But the
little old Navidad just might have a claim to fame that the others canít equal.
You see, the Navidad has a past of mysterious and wild creatures, of the two-legged
variety, living along its winding path."
Texas by Michael E. Beckham 9-17-05 |
Bubba's Bus Route and the Day the Water Tank Fell The
Eagle Befriends the Stork
by John Troesser 9-10-05
legend of F. B. Wright, A Hurricane StoryIn
Its Own Way by
Kathleene S. Baker 9-4-05
living through a real-life nightmare, they were smiling! Everything is beautiful
- in itís own wayÖ"
"All Things Historical"
ARCHIE P. McDONALD
"Twenty-three Reasons Why
The Stephen F. Austin State Normal Ought to be Located at Nacogdoches."The
Other Babe 9-11-05
"Babe" Didrikson, the
outstanding woman athlete of the twentieth century.
Steamboatís Tale 9-18-05
"Lying in the Trinity River at Parkerís Bluff, near Palestine, a cluster
of remnants from an old sidewheeler steamboat serve as reminders of an era when
cotton was king in much of East Texas...."Two
Courthouse Fires 9-5-05
the little-known story of two courthouse fires in Trinity County, one of the rowdiest
of our early counties..."
Gainesville Community Circus
An outlaw's love letter in
County Sheriff S.T. Wood..."Galveston
Dr. Sofie Herzog, first female
surgeon in Texas
"Lone Star Diary"
Woman of the Navidad 9-13-05
"It's All Trew"
of the outhouse kind make great family reunion tales 9-17-05
"Letters From Central Texas"
"Sometimes history remembers
the marksman and other times it's the victim whose name attaches itself to historical
immortality. The deciding factor is who writes the history, and the history of
the Old West was not written by the Indians..."
& OPINION |
"A Balloon In Cactus"
MAGGIE VAN OSTRAND
Money Talks, Martha Listens 9-19-05
Where once the phrase "integrated partners" referred to people who married somebody
from a different race, it now means products used within a film, television show
or sporting event...."Looking
for Charley 9-12-05
"My friend Charley
is about 45 and he's lived in New Orleans a long time, though he wasn't born there..."
"Letters From North America"
I have abused my cheese all of my life 9-29-05Proper
"For several weeks
after 9/11 I donít think anyone who wrote a column could find anything humorous
to expound upon. The same feeling is going around since the hurricane along the
Gulf Coast..." Katrina
"The Girl Detective's Theory of Everything"
"It is very hard,
in the face of our recent national disaster, to come up with anything funny to
write about Ė and it almost feels like the wrong thing to do..."Finger
Lickiní Good 9-1-05
"It must be awfully
hard to be the youngest child. I have been missing my brother who moved recently
to Arizona, and that has made me remember all kinds of things about growing up
or Having a Hissing Fit 9-1-05
ďWe have nothing to fear except fear itself, and snakes..."
Flat and Beyond"|
"...Our farm was a featureless plain
except for the creek bottom with its tall trees and cool shady areas along the
sparse stream. Down there, we discovered the delicacy of crawdad tails..."
N. RAY MAXIE
Unforgettable Lightening Bolt 9-15-05Is
Your Mule for Sale? 9-1-05
story came to me several years ago straight from the mouth of an elderly and very
prominent Ark-La-Tex area Baptist preacher..."
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