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The Ranch

Went out to my husband’s cousin’s ranch outside of Eldorado, Tx, this past Saturday. This place in probably a little more then 100 years old. It really feels like it got stuck in time somewhere around the 1950’s. 34 more words


Jack and Missy Harrington: Landowners and Benefactors

I’m glad to welcome Jack and Missy Harrington from Comstock, Texas, to the blog today. They have lived in the Lower Pecos area all their lives, maintaining family ranches and contributing to the small town of Comstock in many ways.   1,303 more words

Lower Pecos

The Man Who Beat "Ma" Ferguson

Last week’s blog post covered the political career of Ma Ferguson, the Housewife Governor of Texas. This week we are going to talk

about the man who beat her in the bid for a second term. 1,030 more words

Texas Tale

Phil Collins Returns Alamo Artifacts to Texas

SAN ANTONIO–Lots of people are Texas history buffs.

One of them is rock/pop star Phil Collins. It all started when he was a kid watching Davy Crockett on TV. 174 more words



Welcome to Ms. Morfitt’s classroom blog. I am excited to have you in my class this year! This blog will primarily serve as a hub for classroom project videos, pictures, and events. 157 more words


"Ninety-eight percent of Texas Confederate soldiers never owned a slave."

It would be a shame to let April slip by without a mention of Texas State Senate Resolution No. 526, which designates this month as Texas Confederate History and Heritage Month. 1,937 more words


sandvick reblogged this on DailyHistory.org and commented:

Today's Sunday "Blog" From the Past was written by Andy Hall at Dead Confederates. Hall was responding to the claim in Texas State Senate Resolution No. 526 that "ninety-eight percent of Texas Confederates didn't own slaves." This quote is a wonderful example of the abuse and misuse of history by the Texas State Senate. The Texas State Senate was obviously stuffed to the gills with Texans who were both confederate apologists and historically challenged. Hall demonstrated that this statement was absolutely ABSURD. The Civil War was waged by the Confederacy to protect property, i.e. slaves.

Camp Life On the Texas Frontier

Spencer Norvell,(born October 13, 1814 in Pennsylvania -died August 12, 1850 in Saratoga Springs, New York),the son of John Norvell and Alexandrine “Kitty” Cone, attended West Point. 580 more words

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