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Texas Travel • Texas History
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"I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver."
- Shakespeare, Othello.
in Civil War Texas by Jeffery Robenalt 12-1-13|
The aftermath of the Civil War left much uncertainty in the minds of Texans. Their
economy was in ruins, their money was worthless, and they were faced with drastic
changes to their basic way of life. Reconstruction was a long and burdensome process
that affected the social, political, and economic lives of all Texans.
Butler Bonham by Murray Montgomery 11-2-13|
Alamo's brave messengerBen
K. Green by Clay Coppedge 11-2-13
had spent five decades around horses. Ben Green knew horses and he knew people
and he knew how to tell a story.1902
Oil Prices History Cartoon by Roger T. Moore 11-2-13
County Towns & Ghost Towns|
photos submitted by Carolyn Heinsohn, Fayette County Historical Commission
Struggle for Annexation by Jeffery Robenalt 11-1-13|
light of all that the two countries shared, Texans were convinced the United States
would be eager to annex the Republic of Texas as a new state. They were shocked
and disappointed when President Andrew Jackson not only failed to seek annexation
of the Republic but also refused to extend recognition to the new government.
Haunted Asylum of Wichita Falls by Mike Cox 10-30-13|
Mix mentally ill stereotypes
with death and you have the ingredients for some pretty frightening ghosts stories.Wind
History Cartoon by Roger T. Moore 10-29-13Rubbing
Shoulders with a President by Brent Clanton 10-29-13Texas
Teatime by Frances Giles 10-28-13
I was visited by a friend from junior high days and her young adult granddaughter
and was reminded once again what a marvelous bonding agent a pot of hot tea can
or Treat by Bruce Martin 10-28-13
Ghosts, Ghouls, Goblins, and other G Spots by Maggie Van Ostrand
On Halloween I
usually conjure up run-of-the-mill ghosts, ghouls, and goblins to scare little
kids away so I don't have to share my candy with them. This year, I've decided
to actually contact a dead celebrity instead, to find out how they're enjoying
their afterlife life...
Hill Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 10-19-13Osceola
Hill Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 10-20-13Woodrow
Hill Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 10-24-13Woodrow
Lubbock Co 10-24-13|
Light by Murray Montgomery 10-18-13|
to legend, the ghost, carrying a lantern, roams across the flat land of Brazoria
County, Texas - at night, constantly searching for a jug of whiskey....
Cherokee Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 10-17-13|
Young Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 10-15-13Portland
Fannin Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 10-14-13|
Cane Mutiny by Wanda Orton 10-14-13|
man who wrote The Star Spangled Banner had a way with the words, and that's probably
why Sam Houston , after beating the tar out of a congressman with his hickory
cane, picked him as his defense attorney.
Limestone Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson & Gayle Morrow 10-13-13Rucker
Comanche Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 10-12-13 Truby
Jones Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 10-12-13|
Limestone Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 10-10-13|
Erath Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 10-10-13|
Smythe's "Secret" Journal by Mike Cox 10-9-13|
doctor cannot hope to be a very competent physician without a strong sense of
curiosity coupled with a power of observation as keen as the blade of his scapel.
Dr. D.Port Smythe clearly had both abilities, as evidenced by an all-but-forgotten
journal he kept on a horseback expedition from East Texas to the wild frontier
of Palo Pinto County in May 1852.Marshall
Fire Ant Festival History Cartoon by Roger T. Moore 10-8-11
Navarro Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 10-7-13Emmett
Navarro Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 10-8-13|
Parker Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 10-2-13|
Seguin: A foreigner in his native land by Clay Coppedge 10-2-13|
many Texians could say they were at the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto? Juan
Seguin could. Or how many Texian veterans of those battles would soon after the
war be branded a traitor?
Martin Co Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson 10-1-13Friendship
Upshur Co Photos courtesy Gerald Massey 10-1-13|
Policy and Foreign Settlement in the Republic of Texas by Jeffery Robenalt
The Republic of
Texas emerged from the Revolution buried in debt and with practically no assets
except for its vigorous population and vast, unsettled public lands, but with
an end to Mexican immigration barriers, a rising tide of new settlers would soon
pour into the Lone Star Republic to assist in the task of building a new nation.
Swann History Cartoon by Roger T. Moore 10-1-13|