you want to have a good time, I don't care where you live, just load in your kids
and take some congenial friends and start out. You would be surprised what there
is to see in this great country within 200 miles of where any of us live. I don't
care what state or town." - Will Rogers
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Warning Signs by Barclay Gibson 10-1-10|
for the “Buried Here”1936 Texas Centennial marker
“Warren Wagon Train Massacre”
for the Pulaski Historical Marker by Barclay Gibson
to start describing how I visited the five foot tall granite 1936 Panola County
Centennial Historical Marker for the defunct town site of Pulaski, former seat
of Panola County?
Counties of Texas Vintage maps courtesy TGLO 7-2-10|
and Foley Counties, Greer County, Wegefarth County, Encinal County, Perdido County,
Worth County, and the First Dawson County
Tour of Dog-Trots by Bob Bowman 8-15-10|
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... In
Plain Sight by Ken & Yvonne Rudine
Sunday drive from Rockport to HoustonLasting
Impressions by Rick
Vanderpool & Sami Simpson 6-26-10
over Llano Estacado
the Polancio Grave Marker
by Barclay Gibson 3-22-10|
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 on it...
Reappears by Mike Cox|
this writing, the normally sprawling Lake Buchanan is only 51 per cent full...
While a few traces of the Old Bluffton have become visible, most of it is still
Around with Bonnie and Clyde by Robin Cole-Jett
Road Tripper's Guide to Gangster Sites in Middle America
San Antonio Missions
by Byron Browne|
two and a half miles south of downtown San Antonio there are four eighteenth century
missions along what the National Parks Service refers to as the “Mission Trail”.
This route will lead you on an afternoon’s journey through some of this country’s
few, yet greatest, antiquities...
Real National Scenic Byway by Delbert Trew|
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...
The L-O-N-G Roads of Texas:
Texas-State-Highway-16 by C. F. Eckhardt|
Texas’ state highways are some of the most interesting ways to travel. They pass
through—not go around—interesting communities of every sort. The towns are both
beautiful—sometimes (and sometimes not so beautiful)—and often historically interesting.
The two longest state highways in Texas are Highway 16 and Highway 6. Both cut
across scenic and historically significant parts of the state...
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77: “The Padre Road”|
Victoria, Texas to the Rio Grande Valley
Seven Bridges, Five Rivers, Two Creeks
and One Interesting Drive
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After nearly four decades, Zedler's Mills is revealed from Nature's green cloak.
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Lakes and Dams|
Tom Miller Dam, Mansfield Dam, Max Starke Dam, Wirtz Dam, Inks Dam and Buchanan
Lakes: Lake Austin, Lake Travis, Lake Marble Falls, Lake LBJ, Inks
lake, and Lake Buchanan
Mine Photos courtesy Erik Whetstone|
"Deep inside" Big Bend National Park on Mariscal Mountain. A National Register
Texas' Burning House by Bob Bowman|
traveling along U.S. Highway 59 in Polk County are often startled to see what
appears to be flames pouring from the windows of old sawmill house...The
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...
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."
Trail of Lights vby Bob Bowman
Includes Kilgore, Marshall and Jefferson
in East Texas
and Natchitoches and Shreveport in Louisiana
Marfa by Luke
courtesy Lizette Kapre, Ballroom Marfa, and the Art Production Fund. West Texas
gets a Long-Overdue Infusion of Whimsy by German-based Artists
lost colony in the Okla. Panhandle exist? by Delbert Trew
The drive from Boise City to Black Mesa, Kenton, Folsom,
then over the top of Johnson Mesa into Raton from the east is our favorite drive
in the entire Texas/Oklahoma/New Mexico area. Coal
workers suffered by Delbert Trew 8-31-10
time you travel north toward Denver, take a break at the Ludlow Exit just north
of Trinidad, Colo. A good paved road leads west about two miles to the huge and
educational Ludlow Massacre Monument. I promise an interesting visit.
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