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Tribal Treks

The Caddo Indians were among the first Texans, moving into the Neches Valley about 1,200 years ago. For nearly a…

Mystery Solved?

Billy the Kid, one of America’s most notorious gunslingers and Wild West frontier outlaws, was shot dead in New Mexico…

Boggy Slough conservation effort counters forest fragmentation

Boggy Slough is a patch of undeveloped land in deep East Texas encompassing nearly 20,000 acres of forest and wetlands,…

Pine Curtain of the Past

Looking up into the thick pine canopy of deep East Texas, it’s hard to believe that the pristine forests the…

Landing of La Belle

After a 330-year journey, the legendary French ship La Belle has landed at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in…

The Drover's Dream

They headed north from Cardwell Flats on April 1, 1866. Crockett Cardwell, who operated a trading post and stagecoach stop…

Western Specters

Concordia Cemetery in central El Paso doesn’t look like much at first sight. The disparate collection of headstones, crosses, and…

Charting History

It could be worth another look through that musty box of family records before packing it into the corner of…

The Great Camel Experiment

Doug Baum’s farm outside of Waco looks like most others in Central Texas. There are a few scattered, scrubby mesquite…

Prehistoric Painters

The desert canyonlands formed by the Rio Grande, Devil’s, and Pecos rivers may appear inhospitable to travelers driving west of…

Rock Art Resources

If you’re interested in learning more about the ancient canyon-dwellers and rock art of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands, here are…

A Texas Primer

On March 2, 1836, when Texas was still part of Mexico, 59 delegates gathered at Washington, Texas, to sign the…
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