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Blazing The High Trail Over Texas

As the crisis of World War II swept the nation, Dorothy Ann Smith Lucas—affectionately known as Dottie—and 1,102 other Women Airforce Service Pilots(WASP) of the Greatest Generation— didn’t realize they would serve as trailblazers for women in aviation.

The AT-6 Texan

…And the men who made the plane that trained the flyers that won the war.

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From Cotton Field to Love Field

Dallas’s renowned airport is rich with history.

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THIS ISSUE

Marjorie Stinson

Aviation History in the State Archives

Taking a Trip Back in Time

Touring the West Texas World War II Museums

UP, UP AND AWAY While hot-air balloon events can be found all across the Lone Star State, the cities of Abilene, Canton, Longview, and Plano go all out and up each year. | iStock/ Getty Images

Balloons Over Texas

Get in and go, or just enjoy the glow

Meet the Texas Downtown Association

What does an East Texas town of 3,500 with a downtown youth council, a Panhandle…

No Wrong Way to Enjoy Feldman’s

Planning a three-hour tour around Canyon, Texas? Maybe a visit to the Panhandle-Plains Historic Museum,…

Karnes County Craftsmanship

On an unusually brisk April afternoon in 2018, county residents packed the courthouse square in…

Steak Finger Headquarters

In Andrews, Texas, half a century ago, two best friends had a common goal to…

Soaring above the Desert Dry Line

Burt Compton’s Marfa Gliders

PAGEANTRY In a vividly colored scene (above) from the Easter Pageant of Junction, high priests pass judgment on Jesus.

Calvary in the Hill Country

Viewing the site, it’s easy to imagine a rocky, brush-strewn hill outside Jerusalem. Looking up,…

LIFE

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Costumes of the Americas Museum

A celebration of color, shape, and texture greets the view of visitors to a unique cultural…

A Cultural Collection of Asian Treasures

A Dallas real estate tycoon who never had the chance to attend college and his…

Taking a Trip Back in Time

Touring the West Texas World War II Museums

No Wrong Way to Enjoy Feldman’s

Planning a three-hour tour around Canyon, Texas? Maybe a visit to the Panhandle-Plains Historic Museum,…

Farley Boat Works

The Fine Art of Wooden Craft

Sky Trails

While most of Authentic Texas’s “Trail Drives” follow auto routes, this one may best be…

The Pluck of the Irish

The Emerald Isle Comes to the Lone Star State

Steak Finger Headquarters

In Andrews, Texas, half a century ago, two best friends had a common goal to…

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Panna Maria in Texas

In December 1854, a bedraggled group of peasants from Poland gathered beneath a live oak…

THE KANSAN Nicknamed for the location of the aircraft plant where it was manufactured (Wichita, Kansas), this 1942 Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan bombardier is a favorite backdrop for group photos at the Midland Army Air Force Museum. | Courtesy H. A. Tuck, Jr.
Blue Skies over the Tall City

How Midland Became a Magnet for Military Aviation

The Dutch Oven

Cooking on the Texas Frontier

Norway on the Bosque

A LONG A WINDING CREEK northeast of Waco, Texas, the Cleng Peerson Memorial Highway leads from the hamlet…

Menard Irrigation ‘Ditch’ Dates Back to 1757

Underground treasure potential has lured sailors and seekers to Texas for centuries. Whether it was…

Preserving Tradition and Promoting Culture at Asia Times Square

At the Pearl, one group of diners converses animatedly in Vietnamese. At the next table…

TOP GUN Perhaps the most widely recognized Navy fighter, thanks to its starring role in Top Gun, the F-14 Tomcat served as an advanced interceptor and air superiority fighter. | Courtesy Fort Worth Aviation Museum
Preserving our aviation heritage at the Fort Worth Aviation Museum

Ever since the first airplane flight in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 12, 1911, aviation…

Skies Unite Across the Sea

Terrell’s School Was First for British Fliers