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Texas Escapes is an informal publication with a variety of sources. We do our best to get our cold hard facts from those that are deemed "reliable."

We have found that publication does not mean perfection and have also found that the last (published) word is not necessarily the last word - if such a thing ever existed.

We hope it provides assistance for researchers. Perhaps it may call some attention to the fine work of the many people who devoted themselves to subjects they found worthy. - editor
  • Architecture in Texas : 1895-1945, Jay C. Henry, University of Texas Press, 1993
  • The Courthouse Square in Texas, Robert E. Veselka, University of Texas Press, 2000
  • Carnegie Libraries Across America: A Public Legacy, Theodore Jones, Preservation Press, 1997
  • Endangered Historic Properties of Texas, Texas Historical Commission, 1991
  • Gone From Texas: Our Lost Architectural Heritage, Willard B. Robinson, Texas A & M Press, 1981
  • The People's Architecture: Texas Courthouses, Jails and Municipal Buildings by Willard Robinson
  • Texas Public Buildings of the 19th Century, Willard B. Robinson, University of Texas Press, 1974
  • The Railroad Station: An Architectural History, Carroll L. V. Meeks, Dover Publications, 1995
  • Dugout to Deco: Building in West Texas 1880 - 1930, Elizabeth Skidmore Sasser, Texas Tech Press, 1993
  • Texas Log Buildings: A Folk Architecture by Terry G. Jordan, UT Press 1978
  • The Courthouses of Texas: A guide by Mavis P. Kelsey, Sr. and D. H. Dyal, Texas A & M Press, 1993
  • The Texas Courthouse Revisited by June Rayfield Welch, GLA Press, Dallas, 1984
  • Texas Catalog of the Historic American Building Survey, Trinity U. Press, San Antonio, 1974
  • Texas State Historical Association / Center For Studies in Texas History - University of Texas, 1983
  • Outdoor Sculpture in Texas (A Comprehensive Guide to), Carol Morris Little, UT Press, 1996
  • Restoring Texas: Raiford Stripling's Life and Architecture by Michael McCullar, A & M Press, 1985
  • The Eclectic Odyssey of Atlee B. Ayres, Architect by Robert James Coote, Texas A & M Press, 2001
City Architecture
  • Fort Worth's Legendary Landmarks, by Carol Roark, Photographs by Byrd Williams, TCU Press 1995
  • Galveston Architectural Guidebook by Ellen Beasley and Stephen Fox, Rice University Press, 1996
  • Historic Images of Boerne, Texas, Published by the 1st National Bank of Boerne, 1982
County Histories
  • A History of Baylor County (Salt Pork to Sirloin), Baylor County Historical Survey Committee, 1977
  • The History of Brenham and Washington County, Mrs .R. D. Pennington, Standard Printing, 1915
  • The Blazing History of Washington County, Wilfred O. Dietrich, Nortex, 1973
  • Reminiscences of Burleson County, Texas, M.H. Addison, Caldwell, Texas, 1886
  • A History of Clay County, William Charles Taylor, Jenkins, 1972
  • Colorado County Chronicles, Volumes I & II, Colorado County Historical Commission, Eakin Press, 1986
  • A History of Crosby County, Texas, Nellie Witt Spikes, Naylor, 1952
  • Deaf Smith County: The Land and It's people, Deaf Smith County Historical Society, 1982
  • Ellis County: A Photo History by the Ellis County Museum, Inc. 1993
  • An Early History of Fayette County, Leonie R. Weyland and Houston Wade, LaGrange Journal, 1936
  • A History of Fisher County, E.L. Yeats and E.H. Shelton, Feather Press, 1971
  • A History of Grayson County, Texas, Mattie D. Lucas and Mita H. Hall, Scruggs Printing, Sherman, 1936
  • A History of Hill County, Texas, Ellis Bailey, Texian Press, 1966
  • A History of Howard County: 1882-1982 - no publishing information
  • A History of Titus County, Texas, Traylor Russell, 1978
  • A History of Waller County, Texas, The Waller County Historical Survey Committee, 1973
  • A History of Washington County Courthouses, Dorothy (Mrs. L.P.) Utesch, Fortnightly Club, 1972
  • A History of Young County, Texas, Carrie J. Crouch, Texas State Historical Association, 1956
  • Austin Colony Pioneers: Including Histories of Bastrop, Fayette, Mongomery and Washington Counties and their Earliest Settlers, Worth S. Ray, Pemberton Press, 1970
  • Red River Dust: True Tales of an American Yesterday, E.Bowers and E. Oppenheimer, Word Books, 1969
Geography and Specific Places
  • High Plains Yesterdays: From XIT Days through Drouth & Depression by John C. Dawson, Eakin, 1985
  • The Big Bend: A History of the Last Texas Frontier, Ronie C. Tyler, Government Printing Office, 1975
  • Shadowed Ground: America's Landscape of Violence and Tragedy, Kenneth E. Foote, UT Press, 1997
  • From Alamo Plaza to Jack Harris' Saloon: O. Henry and the Southwest He Knew, Joseph Gallagly, Mouton & Co., The Hague, 1970
  • Presidio La Bahia, Kathryn Stoner O'Conner, Von Boeckmann-Jones Co., 1966
  • The Chicken Ranch, Jan Hutson, A. S. Barnes and Company, 1980
  • The XIT Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of the Llano Estacado, J. Evetts Haley, U of Oklahoma, 1953
  • The Taft Ranch: A Texas Principality, A. Ray Stephens, University of Texas Press, 1964
  • Historic Texas Hotels and Country Inns by Linda Johnson and Sally Ross, Eakin Press, 1982
  • The History and Mystery of the Menger Hotel by Docia Schultz Williams, Republic of Texas Press, 2000- Stagecoach Inns of Texas, Kathryn Turner Carter, Texian Press, 1972
  • They Made Their Own Law: Stories of Bolivar Peninsula, Melanie Wiggins, Rice University Press, 1990
  • Boom and Bust: Historical Cycles of Brownsville and Matamoros, M. Kearney and A. Knopp, Eakin, 1991- Border Cuates: A History of the U.S. - Mexican Twin Cities, M. Kearney and A. Knopp, Eakin Press, 1995
  • People and Plots on the Rio Grande, Virgil N. Lott and Virginia M. Fenwick, Naylor Press, 1957
  • Watterson Folk of Bastrop County, Texas, D.L. Vest, Texian Press, 1963
  • Forgotten Legions: Sheep in the Rio Grande Plain of Texas, Val Lehmann, U of Texas El Paso Press, 1969
  • Indianola: The Mother of Western Texas, Brownson Malsch, State House Press, 1988
  • The Texas Panhandle Frontier by Frederick W. Rathjen, Texas Tech University Press, 1998
  • Hill Country, Richard Zelade, Gulf Publishing, 1999
  • Yesterday in the Hill Country, Gilbert J. Jordan, Texas A & M Press, 1979
  • - History of Texas: Supplemented with Biographical Mention of many Families of the State, Lewis Publishing, Chicago, Illinois, 1894
  • Fort Worth: A Frontier Triumph, Julia Kathryn Garrett, Encino Press, Austin, 1972
  • Peach Point Plantation: The first 150 years, Marie Beth Jones, Texian Press, 1982
  • Fort Concho and the Texas Frontier, J, Evetts Haley, San Angelo Standard Times, 1952
  • Unknown Texas, Jonathan Eisen and Harold Straughn, Editors, MacMillian Publishing, 1988
Texas Chronological History
  • The Evolution of a State or Recollections of Old Texas Days, Noah Smithwick, W. Thomas Taylor, 1995
  • Frontier Regulars: The U.S. Army and the Indian, 1866 - 1890, Robert M. Utley, McMillan Press
  • Rip Ford's Texas, John Salmon Ford, University of Texas Press, 1994
  • Recollections of Early Texas:The Memoirs of John Holland Jenkins, UT Press, 1995
  • The Book of Texas Days, Ron Stone, Shearer Publishing, 1984
  • Texas in 1837: An Anonymous Contemporary Narrative, Andrew Muir, Editor, U of Texas Press, 1958
  • Texas in 1848 by Victor Bracht Translated by Charles Schmidt, German-Texas Heritage Society, 1991
  • Texas 1874: An Eyewitness Account of Conditions in Post-Reconstruction Texas, Edward King and J. Wells Champney, Cordovan Press
  • Soldiers of Misfortune: The Somervell and Mier Expeditions, Sam W. Haynes, UT Press, 1997
  • William Bollaert's Texas, Edited by W. Eugene Hollon and Ruth L. Butler, Uof Oklahoma Press, 1956
  • Texas from Spindletop Through World War II, James L. Haley, St. Martin's Press, 1993
  • Roemer's Texas, The German-Texan Heritage Society, Texian Press, 1983
  • The Boy Captive of the Mier Expedition by Mrs. Fannie C. Iglehart, publisher unknown, circa 1930
  • Soldiers of Misfortune: The Somervell and Mier Expeditions, Sam W. Haynes, U of T Press 1990
  • Texas History Carved in Stone, William Moses Jones, Monument Publishing, 1958
General and Regional History
  • Muleshoe and More, Bill Bradfield and Clare Bradfield, Gulf Publishing 1999
  • Texas Towns A to Z, Bill and Clare Bradfield, Editors Three Forks Press 1996
  • The Path to a Modern South: Northeast Texas Between Reconstruction and The Great Depression - Walter L. Buenger, University of Texas Press 2001
  • Why Stop? Third Edition by Betty Dooley Awbrey and Claude Dooley, Gulf Publishing, 1978
  • Off The Beaten Trail, William Edward Syers, Texian Press, 1971
  • Roadside History of Texas, Leon C. Metz, Mountain Press Publishing, 1994
  • Texas Auto Trails: The Northeast, Myra Hargrave McIlvain, University of Texas Press, 1984
  • Texas Auto Trails: The Southeast, Myra Hargrave McIlvain, University of Texas Press, 1984
  • County Maps of Texas, 1998, Published by the Texas Department of Transportation
  • The New Encyclopedia of Texas Published by the Texas Development Bureau, Dallas Texas, c. 1926
  • An Informal History of Texas from Cabeza de Vaca to Temple Houston, Frank X. Tolbert, Harper, 1961
  • Eyes of Texas Travel Guide, Panhandle Plains Edition, Ray Miller, Cordovan Press, 1982
  • The Irish Texans, John Brendan Flannery, Institute of Texan Cultures, 1995
  • The Swedish Texans, Larry E. Scott, UT Institute of Texas Cultures, 1990
  • The English Texans, Thomas W. Cutrer, The Institute of Texan Cultures, 1985
  • The Wendish Texans, Sylvia Ann Grider Published by The Institute of Texan Cultures, 1982
  • German Seed in Texas Soil: Immigrant Farmers in 19th Century Texas, Terry Jordan, UT Press, 1966
  • Comanches: Destruction of a People, T. R. Fehrenbach, Alfred A. Knopf. 1983
  • A Guide to Hispanic Texas, Edited by Helen Simons and Cathryn A. Hoyt, University of Texas Press 1996
  • Explorers & Settlers of Spanish Texas by Donald E. Chipman and Harriet Denise Joseph, UT Press, 2001
  • Life in Mexico Under Santa Anna 1822-1855 by Ruth R. Olivera and Liliane Crete, U of Oklahoma Press
  • Spanish Texas 1519-1821 by Donald E. Chipman, University of Texas Press, 1992
  • Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836 - 1986, David Montejano, 1987
  • Notable American Women 1607-1950: A Biographical Dictionary, E. James, Editor, Harvard University Press, 1971
  • The Golden Free Land: The Reminiscences and Letters of Women on the American Frontier, Edited by Cystal Sasse Ragsdale, Landmark Press, 1976
  • Lone Star Ladies: A Guide to Women's History in Texas, Melinda Rice, Republic of Texas Press, 2002
  • Texans: Oral Histories from the Lone Star State, Ron Strickland, Paragon Books, 1991
  • Victorian Lady on the Texas Frontier: The Journal of Ann Rainey Coleman, U of Oklahoma Press, 1971
  • Wood Derricks, Iron Men and Gold Women, Don F. Champion, Texian Press, 1991
City History
  • Abilene: An American Centennial, Downs and Flukinger, Richardson Press, Hardin Simmons University
  • Big Spring: The Casual Biography of a Prairie Town, Shine Philips, Prentice Hall, 1942
  • Boomtown: A Portrait of Burkburnett, Minnie King Benton, Nortex, 1972
  • The Story of Corpus Christi, Mrs. Mary A. Sutherland, Rein and Sons Publishers, Houston, 1916
  • The History of Sommerville, Texas 1895-1972, Joe V. Clouse, Education Services Center,Huntsville, 1972
  • Dallas Yesterday, Sam Acheson, SMU Press, 1979
  • Dallas: The Making of a Modern City, Partricia Everidge Hill, UT Press, 1996
  • Dallas Rediscovered: A Photographic Chronicle of Urban Expansion 1870-1925 William L. McDonald
  • El Paso: A Centennial Portrait, El Paso County Historical Society 1973
  • The Galveston That Was, Howard Barnstone, Macmillan Publishing, 1966
  • The Galveston Era: The Texas Crescent on the Eve of Succession, Earl Wesley Fornell, UT Press, 1961
  • Houston by Stages: A History of the Theater in Houston, Sue Dauphine, 1981
  • Houston: The Unknown City: Marguarite Johnston, Texas A & M University, 1991
  • Houston: The Feast Years, George Fuermann, Priemier Printing, 1964
  • San Antonio: The Flavor Of It's Past, 1845 - 1898 by Donald E. Everett, trinity University Press, 1983
  • San Antonio: Outpost of Empire by Lewis F. Fisher, Maverick Publishing, 1997
  • San Antonio Uncovered, Mark Rybczyk, Republic of Texas Press, 2000
  • Glamorous Days, (San Antonio), Frank H. Bushick, Naylor Press, 1934
  • After Half Moon: A History of Shiner, Texas 1887 - 1975, Dorothy Blohne Goerte, 1974
  • To Wear a City's Crown: Beginnings of Urban Growth in Texas 1836 - 1865, by Kenneth W.Wheeler, Harvard University Press, 1968
  • Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and The Great West, William Cronon, W. W. Norton and Co., 1991
  • A Pictorial History of Waco, Roger N. Conger, Texian Press, 1998
  • The Cattle Towns, Robert R. Dykstra, University of Nebraska Press, 1968
  • The History of Somerville 1895-1972, Joe V. Clouse, Education Service Center, Huntsville, 1973
  • Lone Wolf Gonzaullas, Texas Ranger by Browson Malsch. U of Oklahoma Press, 1980
  • Rayburn: A Biography, D.B. Hardeman & Donald C. Bacon, Madison Books, 1989
  • The Best of Brann: The Iconoclast - Selected Articles, Edited by Roger Conger, Texian Press, 1967
  • Shanghai Pierce: A Fair Likeness, Chris Emmett, University of Oklahoma Press, 1953
  • Judge Robert McAlpin: Texas' Three-legged Willie, D. W. Robinson, Texas State Historical Ass'n, 1948
  • Dick Dowling at Sabine Pass, Frank X. Tolbert, McGraw-Hill, 1962
  • The Lives of Ellis P. Bean, Bennet Lay, University of Texas Press, 1960
  • Lillie Langtry: Her Life in Words and Pictures, Jeremy Birkett and John Richardson, Megaron Press, 1979
  • Anson Jones: The Last President of Texas, Herbert Gambrell, University of Texas Press, 1964
  • Mary Austin Holley: A Biography, Rebecca Smith Lee, University of Texas Press, 1987
  • The Life of Stephen F. Austin Founder of Texas, 1793-1836, Eugene C. Barker, UT Press, 1926
  • Jeff Milton: A Good Man with a Gun, J. Evetts Haley, University of Oklahoma Press, 1948
  • Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe, Laura Lisle, Simon and Schuster, 1980
  • The Golden Heritage and Silver Tongue of Temple Lea Houston by Bernice Tune, Eakin Press 1981
  • Temple Houston: Lawyer with a Gun, Glenn Shirley, University of Oklahoma Press, 1980
  • Sam Houston: The Life & Times of the Liberator of Texas by John Williams, Simon & Schuster, 1994
  • Sam Houston, John Hoyt Williams, Touchstone Press, 1993
  • Sam Houston, James Haley, University of Oklahoma Press, 2002
  • Sword of San Jacinto: A Life of Sam Houston, by Marshall De Bruhl, Random House, 1993
  • The Development of Education in Texas, Frederick Eby, Macmillian Company, 1925
  • Chalk Dust Dreams: Adventures of a Rural Teacher by Cleo Schiewitz Leissner, Naylor Press, 1974
  • Ringing the Children In: Texas Country Schools by T. Sitton and M. C. Rowold, Texas A & M Press, 1987
  • The Empty Schoolhouse: Memoirs of One Room Texas Schools, Collected and Edited by Luther Bryan, Texas A & M University Press, 1997
  • Journey From Ignorant Ridge, The Texas Teacher's Alliance, 1976
  • Baylor at Independence, 1845-1886, Lois Smith Murray, Baylor University Press, 1972
  • No Dancin' in Anson: An American Story of Race and Social Change, Ricardo C. Ainslie, Aronson, 1995
  • The Book of Smith, Elsdon C. Smith, Nellen, Publishing, 1978
  • Ghosts in the Graveyard: Texas Cemetery Tales, Olyve Hallmark Abbot, Republic of Texas Press, 2002
  • Texas Cemeteries, by Terry Jordan, University of Oklahoma Press
  • Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York, Luc Sante, Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, 1991
  • Chronicle of a Small Town, (Jayton, Texas), Jim W. Corder, Texas A & M, 1989
  • Italian Prisoners of War and a Texas Church, Donald Mace Williams, Texas Tech Press, 1992
  • Women and Indians on the Frontier 1825-1915, Glenda Riley, U of New Mexico Press, 1984
  • The Expressmen, Time-Life Series: The Old West, Time-Life Publishers, 1974
  • The Medicine Man in Texas by George Plunkett Red, Houston Standard Printing & Lithographic Co., 1930
  • Livery Stable Days, Upton Barnard, Naylor Press, 1959
  • Lone Stars and State Gazettes: Texas Newspapers before the Civil War by M. M. Sibley, Texas A&M University Press, 1983
  • One League to Each Wind: Early Surveying in Texas, Ed. Sue Watkins, Von-Boeckmann-Jones, 1973
  • Blades in the Sky: Windmilling through the Eyes of "Tex" Burdick by T. Lindsey Baker, TTU 1992
Crime and Outlaws
  • Frontier Violence: Another Look, W. Eugene Hollon, Oxford University Press, 1974
  • Outlaws in the Big Thicket, Wanda Landrey, Nortex Press, 1974
  • The Newton Boys: Portrait of an Outlaw Gang, Willis and Joe Newton, as told to Claude Stanush and David Middleton, State House Press, 1994
  • Bringing the Law to Texas: Crime and Violence in Nineteenth Century Texas, A. G. Hatley, Centex, 2002
  • Badmen, Bad Women and Bad Places by Charley Eckhardt, Texas Tech University Press, 1999
  • Running with Bonnie and Clyde: The Ten Fast Years of Ralph Fults by John Neal Phillips, University of Oklahoma Press, 1996
  • Carpetbaggers, Scalawags and Others, Traylor Russell, Texian Press, 1973
  • Life and Adventures of Ben Thompson: The Famous Texan by Wm. M Walton, 1954
  • Depression Desperado: The Chronicle of Raymond Hamilton. Sid Underwood, Eakin Press, 1995
Folklore and Memoirs
  • The Reluctant Warrior, Heino R. Erichken, Eakin Press, 2001
  • Tell Me a Texas Story, June Rayfield Welch, Yellow Rose Press, Davis Brothers, Publishing, 1991
  • Wood Derricks, Iron Men and Gold Women, Don F. Champion, Texian Press, 1984
  • Legends of the Red River Valley, Bright Ray, Naylor Press, 1941
  • I Remember Things: An Informal History of Tioga, Texas by R. Estes, J. Duncan, Ed. Nortex Press 1977
  • I Was A Teen in the Thirties, Harold Bell, Decatur, Texas, 2002
  • Sironia, Texas, Madison A. Cooper Jr., Houghton Mifflin, 1951
Water and Ecology
  • Saving the Best of Texas, by Richard C. Bartlett, University of Texas Press, 1995
  • Splash Across Texas! By Chandra Moria Beal, La Luna Publishing, Austin, 1999
  • Taking the Waters in Texas: Springs, Spas and Fountains of Youth, Janet Mace Valenza, UT Press, 2000
  • Crazy Water: The Story of Mineral Wells and other Texas Health Resorts, Gene Fowler, TCU Press, 1991
  • Springs of Texas Volume One, by Gunnar Brune, Dallas, 1974
  • Rivers of Texas, Verne Huser, Texas A & M Press, 2000
Railroads and Aviation
  • Boll Weevil: Recollections of the Trinity & Brazos Valley Railway, J.L. Allhands, Anson Jones, 1946
  • The Quanah Route: A History of the Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railroad, Texas A & M Press, 1991
  • The Katy Railroad and the Last Frontier, V. V. Masterson, University of Oklahoma Press, 1952
  • Wings Over the Mexican Border, Kenneth Baxter Ragsdale, University of Texas Press, 1987
  • A History of Texas Railroads, S. G. Reed, St. Claire Publishing, 1941
  • The Southern Pacific, 1901-1985, Don L. Hofsommer, Texas A & M Press, 1986
  • The Tornado, by John Edward Weems, Texas A & M Press 1977
  • Tornado: Texas Demon in the Wind, by Dudley Lynch, Texian Press, 1970
  • Carry Nation: Your Loving Home Defender, by Jan Holden, article, Old West Magazine, Spring 1999
  • Bonnet, Book and Hatchet, by Stewart H. Holbrook, American Heritage Magazine, December 1957
  • Carry Nation Vs. John L. Sullivan, Herbert Asbury, The New Yorker Magazine, 1933
  • The Empty Square, by Alan Ehrenhalt, Preservation Magazine, March / April 2000
  • Old Stone Prison to Receive Facelift, by Tina Mercurio, Wise County Messenger, June 2002
  • Legendary Ladies of Texas, Publication of the Texas Folklore Society Number XLIII, 1981
  • History of Washington County Courthouses, Dorothy Utesch, Brenham Fortnightly Club, Feb. 1972
  • George Koudelka, Fayette County Historian, Flatonia Memoirs, March, 2002
  • Gary McKee, Fayette County Historian, Schulenburg Memoirs, February, 2001
  • Mary Jo Jarvis nee Long, Delta County Memoirs, April 2002
  • The Oldenburg Hammerfest Blacksmiths, October 5, 2002
  • Harold Bell, Wise County Historian, Telephone Interview, October, 2002
  • Margaret Waring, Comanche County Librarian, Interview, February, 2001
  • Clara Mounce, Director, The Carnegie Center for Brazos Valley History, September, 2002

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