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Waco's Historic Roundabout

Headed north on US 77, I grip the wheel tightly and yield at Waco’s circle, the most famous of Texas’…

Independence

When Empresario Stephen F. Austin, known today as “the Father of Texas,” received permission in 1821 to bring colonists from…

Black Sunday

Although dust storms were common across the southern Great Plains in the 1930s, the spring storms between 1935 and 1938…

Old Texas Gristmills

Do you remember the story of the little red hen? No one would help her do anything. “Then I’ll do…

Icehouses—Vintage Spaces with a Cool History

Cubes of ice clink brightly in a tall tumbler of iced tea. Ahhh, what a refreshing sound! The cold chills…

Pat the Long-Lived Horse

Pat the horse served for 26 years with the U.S. Army’s 2nd Infantry Division. After “enlisting” in 1912 at age…

Remembering JFK: The Sixth Floor Museum

In the 20 years following the assassination, the seven-story, red brick building that housed the Book Depository changed hands and…

Texas Courthouses

Whether a county preserves its vintage courthouse or opts for the convenience of newer construction, the courthouse walls contain the…

Treviño-Uribe Rancho

"PAZ Y LIBERTAD OBREMOS (Let us work for peace and liberty)" reads a carved inscription on the Treviño-Uribe Rancho in the…
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