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All Aboard – My Photographer’s View of Historic Railway of Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railway

“You’re the first person I’ve seen taking a photograph of the train station seats,” said curator Scarlett Daugherty at the Quanah, Acme & Pacific Railway Museum (QAPR) in Quanah, Texas. 403 more words

Texas History

Today in Texas History - June 28

From the Annals of Democracy –  In 1919, the Texas Senate ratified the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote.  The amendment had been sent to the states for ratification earlier in June.  116 more words

Texas Hidden History

Hello fellow travelers,

Do you like maps? I love them; in fact, studying maps as a youngster is a cornerstone of Texas Unknown. As a child I had a fascination with maps, so one year for Christmas my parents gave me a Rand McNally road atlas. 528 more words


“Should We Have Another Such Legislature, Would It Not Be Well to Dissolve Our State Government and Get Attached to the Indian Territory?”

“Around the Texas Capitol this year, it wasn’t unusual to hear the 85th Legislature described as the worst anyone could remember. … this session had more than its fair share of dispiriting moments.   2,866 more words

Austin History


Hello my fellow explorers! I realize it’s been awhile since I’ve posted and I apologize. My husband and I recently bought a house so we’ve been busy with that. 1,624 more words


Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site

There is a time capsule hidden away among jumbled granite outcroppings located thirty-two miles northeast of El Paso. Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site… 407 more words

Texas State Parks

A Favorite Way for Students to Analyze Historical Images

As a history teacher, images from the past are vital to my classes every single day.  Kids need to see the past and make connections to it to fully understand, and hopefully appreciate, it. 622 more words