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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…

Texas Grit: Dust Bowl Droughts

See related: Texas Grit Since the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s, the Texas Panhandle Plains region has experienced significant…

Texas Grit

The view from High Lonesome Lane is remarkably empty. The narrow dirt road cuts through the southern High Plains, traversing…

JFK: Looking Back on Nov. 22, 1963

As Dallas prepares to celebrate the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy and mark the 50th anniversary of…

Los Algodones

The bloody American conflict didn’t reduce demand for southern cotton at textile mills in places like England, France, and even…
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