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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…

Tracing General Sam's Piney Woods

After crossing the Red River into Texas in December of 1832, Sam Houston’s first stop was the city of Nacogdoches,…

Back to the Frontier

Earlier this winter, an ice storm swept across the state, arriving in full force along an imaginary line that once…

Texas Grit: Dust Bowl memories

In our January 2014 issue, our Texas Grit feature looks at the hardships of the Dust Bowl, one of the…

Texas Grit: Dust Bowl Resources

Historians have studied the Dust Bowl era from many angles in the years since the infamous drought racked the Southern…
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