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This Day in Texas History: Railroad Crew Founds Valentine, Texas

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Railroad Crew Founds Valentine, Texas February 14, 1882 On this day in 1882, the town of Valentine, Texas was founded and named when a Southern Pacific Railroad crew building east from El Paso reached the site. Valentine, in Jeff Davis County, is thirty-six miles west…
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2/12/2013 Daily Image: Longhorns and Skyscraper

While photographing Pioneer Park in 2011, I became intrigued by this bronze cattle drive crossing a creek.  Pioneer Park is nestled into the corner of the Dallas Convention Center and houses a large cemetery that is a collection of four separate burial grounds collected in one space. Longhorns and Skyscraper Dallas, Texas Find this on…
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2/11/2013 Daily Image: Ice Plant

2/11/2013 Daily Image:Ice Plant Sometimes you don’t need to go far from your own door to find amazing examples of Mother Nature’s beauty.  Ice storms have this amazing way of rendering the mundane into something magical, as everyday items are coated in a glimmering sheet of frozen water. This dormant grass stalk was just outside…
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2/8/2013 Daily Image: Will Rogers

2/8/2013 Daily Image:  Will Rogers The Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth is a multipurpose entertainment complex of 45 acres under one roof.  Comprising 85 acres in the Fort Worth Cultural District, the Will Rogers Coliseum was erected in 1936, along with the auditorium and Landmark Pioneer Tower. The coliseum was the largest domed…
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1/7/2013 Daily Image: Fort Worth Cowgirl Museum

1/7/2013 Daily Image: Fort Worth Cowgirl Museum Nestled amid such Fort Worth attractions as the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum, the Museum of Science and History, and the Will Rogers Memorial Center, the Cowgirl Museum is the newest of the “must see” locations in the Cultural District. The current exhibit…
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1/6/2013 Daily Image: Galveston Mardi Gras Remnant

  1/6/2013 Daily Image: Mardi Gras Remnant Outside the Tremont House (an amazing hotel you should at least visit) in Galveston is this vivid remnant from the 1984 Mardi Gras.  There were several of these constructed for the 1984 celebration, but this is the only one that remains.  Illuminated for your enjoyment 365 days a year, this…
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2/5/2013 Daily Image: Frisco Jail and Grain Elevators

2/5/2013 Daily Image: Frisco Jail and Grain Elevators A view of the “pillbox” jail against the backdrop of Frisco’s historic grain elevators. Total interior space of the original jail is only about 120 square feet. Imagine being locked in here during a Texas summer.. Frisco Jail and Grain Elevators Original Frisco Jail in foreground Frisco,…
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This Day in Texas History: Cotton Comes to the Rio Grande Valley

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Cotton Comes to the Rio Grande Valley February 02, 1830 On this day in 1830, business partners John Stryker and James Wiley Magoffin arrived at Matamoros in the sloop Washington. They made port carrying a newly designed cotton gin and several hundred bags of upland…
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This Day in Texas History: Ground Broken for New Capitol

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Ground Broken for New Capitol February 01, 1882 On this date in 1882, building commissioners Nimrod Norton and Joseph Lee turned the first shovelful of dirt for the present Texas Capitol. Construction was financed by the sale of three million acres of public land in…
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1/31/2013 Daily Image: River Walk Umbrellas II

1/31/2013 Daily Image: River Walk Umbrellas II Giving credit where credit is due, a photography student of mine produced an image like this (only better) during a class I was teaching in Cedar Hill.  That’s what gave me the idea to find the right vantage point for this shot. River Walk Umbrellas II San Antonio…
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