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history has deep roots in the first county in Texas...
Ikard by Clay Coppedge 2-1-11|
Ikard was born into slavery and became rancher Charley Goodnight’s most trusted
and respected cowhand. For Ikard, more than most, the road to the history books
was a long and winding one.
Concord Rosenwald School
by Maryanne Gobble 2-1-11
Daddy and His Buckeye by
Bill Cherry 2-1-11
only one thing that brings good luck. It’s the buckeye... And it’s even better
if your buckeye was blessed by a voodoo priestess. Sister Veressa in the Des Ourses
swamp of Louisiana has ‘extree’ power.”
"Wild Goose Campaign to Santa Fe" by Jeffery Robenalt 2-9-11|
In 1841, President Lamar proposed
to send the expedition on his own initiative; ostensibly to establish a trade
route across northern Texas to Santa Fe, and to offer the citizens of New Mexico
an opportunity to voluntarily join the Republic...
Battle of the Salado by Jeffery Robenalt 2-21-11|
In March of 1842, Mexican President
Santa Anna retaliated for Texas President Mirabeau Lamar’s ill-fated "Wild Goose"
expedition to Santa Fe by sending General Raphael Vasquez and a substantial force
of soldiers across the Rio Grande with orders to occupy San Antonio...
Robert F. Stockton by Byron
Stockton’s life was one of those extraordinary events that persuades and affects
the lives of, not only those who were contemporaries, but also the generations
Marker: Site of Fort Stockton
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 2-1-11
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 2-1-11|
County First County Seat
Texas State Capitol
TE photos, Vintage photos TSLA 2-7-11Column:
Rusk’s Capitol Role by Bob Bowman
month, Texans will quietly celebrate the 117th anniversary of the completion of
the Texas Capitol in Austin. But, as in past observances, there will be little
acknowledgment of the role that East Texas, especially the town of Rusk, played
in the capitol’s completion.
East Texas Woolly Booger – Creature
Seekers Beware by Dana Goolsby 2-1-11|
Texas is home to many creatures of the night that humans fear, and occasionally
claim to encounter. People:
War Slaton - A Migrant Family's Story by James Villanueva
years after World War II had ended, the town had returned to its small and humble
atmosphere. The troops that once passed through by train were now long gone and
were only memories in post-war Slaton...
of the MonthSandhill
Crane by Bonnie
as symbols of marital fidelity and conjugal bliss throughout Southeast Asia, the
native cultures of India, and Japan (where it is customary to adorn wedding gifts
with folded origami cranes in place of ribbons and bows), gruids have a celebrated
reputation for monogamy in folklore as well as in scientific investigations.
Thoughts: Is Quantrill
buried in East Texas? by Bob Bowman 2-27-11|
of the most intriguing legends in East Texas claims that William Clarke Quantrill,
the guerrilla leader from the Civil War and the mentor of the Younger and James
brothers, is buried in Angelina County.
Town: Ben Ficklin
Tom Green Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 2-25-11
Tom Green Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 2-25-11 Town:
Mason Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 2-25-11 |
“Green Monster” of Lake Wales, Florida by Johnny Stucco 2-24-11|
Dixie Walesbilt / Grand Hotel
For awhile (until the Florida boom collapsed
and the Great Depression arrived) it was “the” place to be and be seen in Lake
Custer in Texas by Clay Coppedge
It’s not hard to
figure that Gen. George Armstrong Custer’s time in Texas was controversial and
paradoxical. His entire military career was that way... Column:
10 Federal Budget Savings Ideas by Maggie Van Ostrand 2-23-11
don't like the President's Budget proposal? Try the Top 10 from the People, who
kept it simple so members of Congress can understand it.
Cattle brands mark
originality by Delbert Trew 2-22-11|
I acquired a book, "The Manual of Brands and Marks," published in 1970 by The
University of Oklahoma Press, authored by Manfred Wolfenstine. If you are interested
in the history of brands, this is the book to study. Some of the interesting tidbits...
First and Only Football Team by Robert G. Cowser 2-21-11|
its seventy-five years as an accredited high school, Saltillo fielded a football
team only one year. The year was 1945, the year I enrolled there as a ninth-grader.
The Japanese had just surrendered unconditionally a week or so before our term
Photos: Cotton Gins in Texas: Series
Five Courtesy William Beachamp Collection 2-20-11Column:
An Outspoken Man
by Bob Bowman 2-20-11|
towns and cities in East Texas have in their history individuals who ascended
to greatness, but fell to earth when they opened their mouth at the wrong time.
Such was Medford Bryan Evans, a college professor, author and editor...
Camp Howze Photos courtesy
Sarah Revely & Mike Price 2-16-11|
by Roger T. Moore 2-16-11Column:
Necessity bred Western
dress by Delbert Trew 2-15-11
1872, a Reno, Nev., tailor wrote Levi Strauss that he had been adding copper rivets
to standard issue Levis to add strength to the most stressed seam corners...
Reading Newspapers by Bob Bowman
don’t drink. I don’t smoke. But I am addicted.
Give me a stack of East Texas
newspapers, and I’ll be hooked for hours.
town: Lobo Culberson
Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson... 2-12-11 Town:
Shackleford Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 2-11-11 |
Valentine Story by Mel Brown 2-10-11|
of a Valentine balloon
Ida Lee by C. F. Eckhardt
On March 21, 1924,
Mrs. Ida Lee Daughtery of Hall, Texas, died. She was a woman of some reputation—not
as a ‘soiled dove,’ but as a devoted wife.
Davy Crockett Won by
Mike Cox 2-10-11|
Crockett Won,” reads the small-type headline on a back page of the Jan. 4, 1893
Austin Daily Statesman.
Gone With the Wine by Nolan
during the mid 1960's in far northeast Texas an auto accident occurred late one
Friday evening... Town:
Harrison Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 1-31-11
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