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Exploring Texas History.

Author: Elaine L Galit; Vikk Simmons
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Combining fascinating stories of Texas history with travel adventures around the state, this book suggests where to go and what to see throughout the state by following the trails of historical characters and events. Their travel destinations echo the settlement of Texas, the battle for independence, the Alamo, cowboys, vaqueros, Buffalo Soldiers, shipwrecks, and cattle drives.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Guidebooks
Local history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Galit, Elaine L.
Exploring Texas History : Weekend Adventures.
Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, ©2005
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine L Galit; Vikk Simmons
ISBN: 9781461730705 1461730708
OCLC Number: 817814456
Description: 1 online resource (244 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Preface: The Romance of Texas History; Acknowledgments; 1: Following Texas Trails; Indianola: Follow the Trail; The Seven Museums of the La Salle Odyssey; The San Antonio Mission Trail; The Presidential Library Trail; 2: In and Around Austin; Austin: O. Henry's Gift to Texas; Brenham Adopts A Texas Hero; West: Polka, Kolaches, and Train Wrecks; Fredericksburg: Forging a Lasting Friendship; Gonzales: The ""Come and Take It"" City; Salado-Legends: Fact and Fiction; Waco: Love is in the Air. 3: In and Around the Dallas-Fort Worth MetroplexFort Worth; Dallas: How Hog-Wallow Prairie Became an Art Deco Showcase; Breckenridge: From Oil Boom to Art Walls; Carthage: America's Most Beloved Singing Cowboy; Dinosaur Valley: Walk in the Footprints of Giants; Granbury: The Mystery of History; Hico: A Small Town, an Outlaw, and a Mystery; Linden: A Tiny Town Produces a King; Texarkana-James Bowie: The Man, the Myth, and the Legend84; 4: In and Around Houston; Hempstead-The Talk of Hempstead: Elisabet Ney at Liendo; Nacogdoches: Nine Flags over Nacogdoches, the Oldest Town in Texas. Palestine: All Aboard!Rusk: A Ghost Town Builds a Thriving City; Orange: Living Large with the Stark Family; San Jacinto Battleground Complex: Eighteen Minutes That Changed Texas History; Victoria: The Melting Pot of Texas; 5: In and Around San Antonio; The Alamo: The Cry of the Alamo Echoes across Time and Space; Bandera: Why Farm Boys Became Cowboys; Brackettville-Fort Clark: The Story of the U.S. Military in Texas; Poteet: Strawberries and a Comic Strip; Seguin: Smokey Joe, into the Hall of Fame; Yorktown: Creating the Indianola Trail; 6: In and Around the Texas Gulf Coast. Corpus Christi: Why U.S. Grant Grew a BeardCuero: Flowers and Feuds; Freeport: Finding the Lost City of Velasco; Galveston Island: The Birthplace of Juneteenth; Goliad: An Angel Attends a Massacre; Matagorda: From County Seat to Fisherman's Paradise; Port Lavaca: The Widow's Tale; Velasco: The Boston Harbor of the West; 7: In and Around the Panhandle and West Texas; Amarillo: You're a Spray Paint Can Away from Art; Big Bend: Liquid Gold; Big Spring: When the Earl Came to Stay; Buffalo Gap: The Evolution of a Town; Historic Fort Bliss: A Fire Swept Through. Laredo: By George! Laredo Celebrates Washington's BirthdayLubbock: Lubbock's Many Whatsits; Marfa: The Glow of Mystery Lights; Pecos: Home of the World's First Rodeo; Turkey-The King of Western Swing: Turkey's Favorite Son; Appendix: Texas Fairs and Festivals; Index.

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Combining fascinating stories of Texas history with travel adventures around the state, this book suggests where to go and what to see throughout the state by following the trails of historical characters and events. Their travel destinations echo the settlement of Texas, the battle for independence, the Alamo, cowboys, vaqueros, Buffalo Soldiers, shipwrecks, and cattle drives.

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