Month: December 2012

Coffee Table Book Blog

Today’s Image – San Antonio Sunrise

Today’s image comes from Volume II of Texas As I See It.  Slated for completion and release in 2013, Volume II will be all time-exposure photography of The Lone Star State. Pure Gold San Antonio Sunrise Copyright 2008 Warren Paul Harris all rights reserved

From Peck to Tomball to “Oil Town U.S.A.” December 02, 1907

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) From Peck to Tomball to “Oil Town U.S.A.” December 02, 1907 On this day in 1907, citizens of Peck, located about thirty miles north of Houston, renamed their community Tomball in honor of Thomas Henry Ball, a well-known politician and prohibition advocate. Ball…
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Cartoonist’s career begins December 01, 1905

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Cartoonist’s career begins December 01, 1905 On this day in 1905, political cartoonist John Francis Knott began his career with the Dallas Morning News. Born in Austria, Knott grew up in Iowa and honed his drawing skills in Chicago before journeying to Dallas, where he…
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