Monthly Archives: February 2013

2-28-2013 Daily Image: Texas Guitar Case

En route from San Antonio to Fredericksburg just after Christmas, we flew past a sign that read Luckenbach – and hit the brakes… Luckenbach had been on my list of places to explore for years and the opportunity had nearly … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Day Six of the Siege of the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: Day Six of the Siege of the Alamo Sunday February 28, 1836 Mexicans receive intelligence that 200 Texian reinforcements from Goliad are en route to the Alamo. The morale within the compound is high. According … Continue reading

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2/27/13 Daily Image: Telegraph Office

Telegraph Office Edom, Texas Find this on page 113 of Texas As I See It Order your signed / personalized copy of Texas As I See It: http://www.texasasiseeit.net/ Copyright 2008 Warren Paul Harris All Rights Reserved The telegraph in it’s … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Day Five of the Siege of the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: Day Five of the Siege of the Alamo Saturday February 27, 1836 The fifth day of the siege was again cold with temperatures ranging in the 30s. Having exhausted their own supplies, the Mexicans pillaged … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Day 4 of the Siege of the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: Day 4 of the Siege of the Alamo Friday February 26, 1836 The Texians burned more jacales during the night. It soon became obvious that the Alamo’s water well would not supply the needs of … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Day 3 of the Siege of the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: Day 3 of the Siege of the Alamo Thursday February 25, 1836 The morning of February 25, 1836 dawned with summer-like temperatures opening one of the most eventful days of the siege. The Mexicans launched … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Colt Patents the “Gun That Won the West”

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Colt Patents the “Gun That Won the West” February 25, 1836 On this day in 1836, Samuel Colt of Hartford, Connecticut patented the Colt revolver. This invention, along with windmills … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Travis Writes Letter From the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Travis Writes Letter From the Alamo February 24, 1836 On this day in 1836, William Barret Travis, commanding the Texans under attack in the Alamo, wrote his famous … Continue reading

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This Day in Texas History: Marines Raise Flag on Iwo Jima

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Marines Raise Flag on Iwo Jima February 23, 1945 On this day in 1945, Cpl. Harlon Block of Weslaco appeared in one of the most indelible images to … Continue reading

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2/22/2013 Daily Image: Refinery Stack

On page 116 of Texas As I See It is a study in monochrome of a refinery stack.  On a road trip to El Paso in May of 2010, I stopped in Big Spring, Texas to study the large refinery … Continue reading

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