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A Fortuitous Change of Plans

In the middle of a 2500 mile Route 66 loop… May 2011 involved a lot of driving… As part of a 2500 mile road trip that took us from Frisco, Texas (where we lived for 9 years before realizing we belonged in Dallas) through New Mexico and Arizona and looping around through El Paso –…
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This day in Texas History: Brewster County Exposes “Dummy Town”

This day in Texas History: Brewster County Exposes “Dummy Town” February 08, 1910 On this day in 1910, a Brewster County grand jury exposed the Progress City swindle. The grand jury, led by well-known cattleman and Sul Ross State University founder Joseph D. Jackson, reported on the Progress City Town Site Company. This bogus organization…
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This Day in Texas History: Higher Education Comes to Big Bend

This Day in Texas History: Higher Education Comes to Big Bend June 14, 1920 On this date in 1920, Sul Ross State Normal College, the future Sul Ross State University, began operations. The school, located at Alpine in Brewster County, was authorized by the Thirty-fifth Legislature in 1917. Named after Lawrence Sullivan Ross, governor of…
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This day in Texas History: Dan Blocker born

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Dan Blocker born December 10, 1928 On this day in 1928, the future television star Dan Blocker was born in DeKalb, Texas. When he was six years old the family moved to O’Donnell, in Lynn County, where his father operated a general store. Dan attended Texas…
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December 5, 2012 Daily Photo

Today’s photo comes from Volume III of Texas As I See It.  This volume is slated for release sometime in 2015, time permitting. Originally, this shot of Stonehenge II was to occupy the last page of Volume I – and was part of the reason for a 2,500 mile Route 66 road trip in 2011, culminating…
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