Month: January 2013

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1/25/2013 Daily Image: Through a Green Fence

1/25/2013 Daily Image: Through a Green Fence Hot, parched, dry and cracked, the drought-ravaged landscape of a North Texas prairie as seen through a green iron fence. Through a Green Fence Prosper, Texas Find this on page 135 of Texas As I See It Order your signed / personalized copy of Texas As I See…
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This day in Texas History: Death of “Cattle King” Touches off Family Financial Scandal

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Death of “Cattle King” Touches off Family Financial Scandal January 25, 1919 On this day in 1919, rancher C. C. (Lum) Slaughter died, precipitating a tangled family financial scandal. Born in 1837 in Sabine County, Lum Slaughter claimed to be the first male child born…
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This day in Texas History: “Tri-Cities” Finally Unite as Baytown

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) “Tri-Cities” Finally Unite as Baytown January 24, 1948 On this day in 1948, the former “Tri-Cities” of Baytown, Goose Creek, and Pelly united to form the city of Baytown. The area had been largely undeveloped until the opening of the Goose Creek oilfield in 1916.…
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1/24/2013 Daily Image: Refinery Stack

1/24/2013 Daily Image: Refinery Stack One of the refinery stacks in Big Spring, Texas after some artistic license has been taken with the processing. Whatever the smell is between crude oil and gasoline, Big Spring reeks of it – enough to make your eyes water. Having been an architectural photographer (and an AIA member) for…
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1/23/2013 Daily Image: Rest in Peace

Rest In Peace Frontier Red Hill Cemetery Van Zandt County Copyright 2008 Warren Paul Harris all rights reserved Slated for inclusion in a future edition of Texas As I See It. Order your personalized copy of Volume I in this series on our website: http://www.texasasiseeit.net/

This day in Texas History: Confederates Hang Former Texas Senator as Traitor

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Confederates Hang Former Texas Senator as Traitor January 23, 1863 On this day in 1863, Confederate soldiers hanged Martin Hart in Fort Smith, Arkansas. This attorney from Hunt County had served in the Texas legislature, where he spoke out against secession. After secession, he resigned…
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1/22/2013 Daily Image: Pilot Point Bank

The Farmers and Merchants Bank of Pilot Point, was originally constructed in 1896 in a classic Germanic style. This bank building was used in the 1967 movie Bonnie and Clyde, but now houses a small art gallery. The Farmers and Merchants Bank was closed during the Great Depression, so the notorious duo actually never robbed…
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This day in Texas History: Supreme Court Legalizes Abortion

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Supreme Court Legalizes Abortion January 22, 1973 On this day in 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Roe v. Wade, a Texas case. The court established a right to abortion under the Fourteenth Amendment. The issues involved in the case are…
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This day in Texas History: “Know-Nothings” Abandon Secrecy, Meet in Austin

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) “Know-Nothings” Abandon Secrecy, Meet in Austin January 21, 1856 On this day in 1856, the American or Know-Nothing party of Texas met for the first time in open convention in Austin. The party was the political manifestation of the xenophobic, anti-Catholic secret society known as the American…
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1/20/2013 Daily Photo: Going North

This image of the railroad tracks headed north out of Frisco is on page 146 of Texas As I See It Volume I Taken one-handed with a Canon Rebel and ultra-wide-angle lens at arm’s length to produce this ants-eye view. I had “seen” this shot as I walked across the tracks to photograph Frisco’s historic…
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