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JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2017

Latest entry: February 23, 2017
Texas Travel • Texas History - Online since July 1998
"I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver." - Shakespeare, Othello.

Texas Towns & Ghost Towns: Columns:
Oak Hill
  • Oak Hill Bastrop Co 2-20-17
  • Ballinger
  • Ballinger Runnels Co seat 2-18-17
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson et al.
  • Lueders
  • Lueders Jones Co 2-19-17
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, Mike Price & Erik Whetstone
  • Poteet
  • Poteet Atascosa Co 2-14-17
    Photos courtesy Terry Jeanson
  • Jewish Cemetery
  • Hallettsville - Jewish Cemetery Lavaca Co 2-10-17
    Photos by John Troesser
  • Ringgold
  • Ringgold Montague Co 2-8-17
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, Kelly Campbell et al.
  • Wm Penn
  • William Penn Washington Co 2-5-17
    Photos courtesy Gerald Massey
  • Shumla
  • Shumla Val Verde Co 2-4-17
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson
  • Benoit
  • Benoit Runnels Co 2-3-17
    Photos courtesy Stephen Tayor, & Jim & Lou Kinsey
  • Glidden
  • Glidden Colorado Co 2-2-17
    Photos courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library
  • Faysville Hidalgo Co 2-1-17
    Photos courtesy Gerald Massey
  • Vessey Red River Co 2-1-17
    Courtesy John Germann
  • Gunfight
    Mike Cox's "Texas Tales"
  • Gunfight in King County 2-23-17
  • Jersey Lilly and Judge Roy Bean 2-15-17
  • A Texas Potpourri 2-9-17
  • "The Coffee that Won the West" 2-2-17
    Arbuckles' became a synonym for coffee.

  • Maggie Van Ostrand's "A Balloon in Cactus" columns
  • Agida 2-17-17
    I overheard an entire monologue that cannot be improved upon. Every word is a gem.

  • Michael Barr "Hindsights" Columns
  • Wind Chargers 2-15-17
  • The Lost Spanish Mine 2-1-17
    For centuries the legend of the Lost Spanish Mine has lured fortune hunters into the Texas Hill Country. That legend began on a hill south of Llano.

  • Clay Coppedge
  • Henry Skillman, frontier mail courier 2-4-16
    Today, historians know Skillman best as the man who drove the first west-bound Overland Butterfield Mail stage from Horsehead Crossing on the Pecos River to El Paso in 1858.

  • Book Reviews
  • Fort Worth's Rock and Roll Roots by Mark A. Nobles
    Review by Dr. Kirk Bane 2-2-17
    In early 1964, Beatlemania hit the United States "like a tidal wave." Before long, a vibrant rock and roll youth scene emerged in Fort Worth, with battles of the bands, concerts, locally televised bandstands, and teen-a-go-gos (dances) entertaining the city's teenagers.

  • Guest Columns
  • A Valentine's Day Love Story by Barbara Duvall Wesolek 2-6-17

  • "Once Upon A Line" by d. knape
  • Dance of Birds 2-20-17
  • Death Of A Water Tower 2-14-17
  • Chasing Rabbits 2-7-17

  • Cartoons by Roger T. Moore
  • 1913 - Spanish Language Newspaper 2-22-17
  • Peyote in Church 2-14-17
  • Feb. 6, 1879 - The first Czech newspaper 2-8-17
  • January 19, 1858 - First School Chartered 2-1-17

  • Smithville
    Smithville
  • Smithville Central School 2-7-17
    Photos courtesy Don Jellison
  • January 2017 Issue
    Texas Towns & Ghost Towns: Columns:
    Roundup
    Towns
  • Roundup Hockley Co 1-25-17
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson
  • Fulbright
  • Fulbright Red River Co 1-12-17
    Photos courtesy Gerald Massey
  • Pleasant Grove Wood Co 1-21-17
    Photos courtesy Dustin Martin
  • Texas City
  • Texas City Galveston Co 1-7-17
    Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, Vintage postcard Rootsweb.com

  • LaGrange
    Fayette County
  • La Grange Fayette Co seat
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, Carolyn Heinsohn, Terry Jeanson, Sarah Reveley
  • old photos
  • La Grange Vintage Photos 1-20-17
  • RR bridge
  • La Grange Train Wreck 1-20-17
    Fayette County Historical Commission, Fayette Heritage Museum & Archives
  • Thru Truss
  • Colorado River Thru Truss Bridge 1-20-17
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson
  • Rutersville

  • Rutersville 1-10-17
    Vintage photos courtesy Carolyn Heinsohn & TSLA
  • Plum
  • Plum 1-2-17
    Photos courtesy Carolyn Heinsohn, FCHC & Barclay Gibson
  • Ledbetter
  • Ledbetter 1-2-17
    Photos courtesy Carolyn Heinsohn, FCHC

  • Ledbetter Cemetery 1-2-17
    TE photos
  • Carmine 1-2-17
    Photos courtesy Carolyn Heinsohn, FCHC & Barclay Gibson

  • Shafter Lake
    Ghost Towns
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson
  • Shafter Lake Andrews Co 1-10-16
  • Baby Head Llano Co 1-17-16
  • Mobeetie
  • Fort Elliott 1-8-17
  • Mobeetie Wheeler Co 1-8-17
    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson & Terry Jeanson
  • Drusilla Wood Co 1-21-17
  • Castolon Brewster Co 1-9-17
    Photos courtesy Sarah Reveley
  • Brooklyn Shelby Co 1-6-17
  • Mike Cox's "Texas Tales"
  • Skeletons in Old Fort McKavett 1-26-17
  • Snowfall in Galveston 1-18-17
  • The Night Smoky's Hair Turned White 1-11-17
  • Texas Icons Cowboy Boots 1-4-17

  • Anna Martin
    Michael Barr "Hindsights" Columns
  • Anna Martin, Frontier Banker 1-15-17
  • The Martin House on Hedwig's Hill 1-1-17

  • Clay Coppedge
  • A Bald-Headed Whiskey Town 1-3-17

  • Book Reviews
  • Sharon Tate: Recollection by Debra Tate, Foreword by Roman Polanski. Review by Kirk Bane 1-4-17
  • Golden Boy
    TE International Book Reviews
  • Pink Gin and Gunpowder Tea
    Review by Paige Turner 1-1-17
    Golden Boy
    Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood by Martin Booth

  • "Once Upon A Line" by d. knape
  • The Homecoming 1-31-17
  • Sequoia 1-25-17
  • Needle In The Haystack 1-17-17
  • Wild Geese 1-10-17
  • Is God A Woman 1-3-17

  • Cartoons by Roger T. Moore
  • January 25, 1839 - Texas Flag 1-24-17
  • Militia whipped by Kickapoo Indians 1-17-17
  • Karankawa Indians, 1600's 1-3-17

  • Features:

    Dr Pepper
    Texas Signs
  • Largest Dr. Pepper Hand-Painted Brick Advertisement in Texas - Restored 1-23-17

  • Fair Park

    Dallas
    Fair Park by Clint Skinner 1-13-17
    35. The Woofus
    36. The Swine Building
    37. Briscoe Carpenter Livestock Center
    38. Livestock Pavilion and Arena
    39. The Horse Barn
    40. Fair Park Coliseum
    41. Top of Texas Tower


    Eagle Eyes
    Texas Architecture
  • Eagle Eyes of Texas: Series 4 1-1-17
    Photos courtesy Terry Jeanson & Barclay Gibson

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