Alamo (World Heritage Site)
Site of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo
The two mile-long pass ranges from 4,320 feet to 4,546 feet above
Texas Legend Bigfoot Wallace, who once carried mail by foot from
San Antonio to El Paso later drove a stagecoach along the Skillman
mail route which included the pass.
The best preserved of the chain of forts across Texas. Twenty-three
buildings on 40 acres make up this National Historic Landmark.
Bugs Bunny to Sam Houston by Clay Coppedge
"If you're the type of motorist who doesn't mind stopping every
few miles to read a brief tidbit of history by the side of the road
you can put together a pretty fair sketchbook of Texas history just
from the historical markers scattered all over the state."
Tour of Dog-Trots by Bob Bowman
If you’re a fan of dog-trot houses--and know what they are--here
is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss. The SFA Gardens of Stephen
F. Austin State University will host a tour of two historic Shelby
County dog-trot homes...
Runestone by Bob Bowman
"East Texans willing to take the time to drive about 100 miles
into eastern Oklahoma will be rewarded with a centuries-old mystery."
Rayburn's Home by Bob Bowman
"A visit to Bonham should start with a stop at the Sam Rayburn
House Museum on U.S. Highway 82 on the west side of town."
Jacinto Battleground / Monument State Historic Site
to San Jacinto after 67 Years by Ken Rudine
State Cemetery, "The Arlington of Texas", Austin
State Historical Park
Hill State Historical Park
Temple to the Brave, Beaumont, Texas
Unique Landmark by Bob Bowman
A granite shaft set into the ground on April 23, 1841, marks the
only international boundary existing within the continental United
Farm Road 31 between Deadwood, Texas, and Logansport, Louisiana
Territorial Compromise of 1850
Stagecoach to the Rio Grande
"Of 31 stagelines in Confederate Texas (hauling mail, soldiers,
civilians), no other was more vital nor more interesting to travel
than this through Paso Real."
Chisholm Trail Rides Again by Clay Coppedge
Anyone wanting to follow the Old Chisholm Trail through Bell County
would find part of the quest relatively easy, at least as easy as
driving on IH-35. The old trail roughly paralleled the Interstate
from Salado to Belton. After that following the old trail might
get a little trickier, though anyone who spends much time here passes
or crosses it many more times than they could ever know... more
the Polancio Grave Marker by Barclay Gibson
Back in the 1870s a stage was attacked by Indians and a man, Jose
Maria Palacios, was killed. He was buried right where he fell, at
the base of the Peak and a crude rock slab had the information scratched
Real National Scenic Byway by Delbert Trew
The old road "Camino Real" or Royal Road may not be the oldest road
in America but was completed in 1598... It begins at the San Juan
Pueblo in northern New Mexico, goes 400 miles south to El Paso then
on another 1,200 miles to Mexico City. The U.S. designated it a
National Scenic Byway...