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The Brazos River

The Brazos is the longest river in the Lone Start State and one rich in history. The name of this 840-mile long waterway comes from the Spanish word for “arms.” Early Spanish explorers named this wide and slow-moving river Rio de Los Brazos de Dios — translated “The Arms of God River.” 343 more words

Texas History

Navasota, Texas

First timer?  In this formerly once-a-day blog (and now pretty much a once-every-three-or-four days blog), I have my computer select a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48).  1,336 more words

Surprise . . . Research!

When I started research for my novel, Here We Stand, four years ago, I never imagined where it would lead me or how much I would learn.  421 more words


The Birthplace Of A Nation

March 2, 1836. 179 years ago. If you aren’t from Texas, this date probably doesn’t mean much to you but if you are a Texan it means a lot. 618 more words


Washington on the Brazos

Located along the Brazos River, Washington on the Brazos is the birthplace of Texas. It was where 59 delegates signed their Declaration of Independence from Mexico and then drafted their constitution to form the Republic of Texas. 306 more words

Family Life

Wildflower Adventure (Part 1 of 3)

I’ve been doing more reading than writing lately. Everyone is on the trail and posting like crazy. I’m so proud of total strangers. It’s a feeling I’m not accustomed to, rooting for people I don’t know. 405 more words

Pre Hike

Washington on the Brazos SHS

Today we visited Washington-on-the-Brazos SHS. The birthplace of Texas.

Be sure to visit the gift shop. It’s one of the largest I’ve seen at a state park. 172 more words