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Throughout the frontier It brought great acclaim to the owner. News of it appeared in practically all Texas newspapers and spread throughout the national press. Exhibited at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago and at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, it captured the imagination of millions. Teddy Roosevelt offered to purchase it for $5,000.
Cathy Allen understands the nostalgia that so many customers experience when they visit Owl Drug in Coleman, whether it’s to get a prescription filled, buy something in the gift shop, or enjoy a coffee, smoothie, breakfast or lunch in the soda fountain & grill. She and her two brothers helped out with the family-owned business
Win or lose, the football team always had a late dinner after an away game. When the team traveled out of town, they did not have time or want to eat before the game so the coaches would arrange for dinner at a local steakhouse after the game. Growing up as the daughter of a
The Texas Forts Trail Region – a 29-county area in Central West Texas – is home to a variety of historic sites, museums and attractions and offers visitors unique local flavors, shopping opportunities and outdoor adventures. The “trail” is a 650-mile driving loop through the region. The Forts Trail Region was the pilot organization In
Football in Texas. It’s like Whataburger, Buc-ee’s, and the is a Texas institution. High school football transcends; it draws communities together and paves the way for a player’s next step. The National Football League is filled with players from the Lone Star State. The stadiums they play in have storied histories as well. A
Every state celebrates a milestone…sesquicentennial of statehood, or bicentennial of the country, but Texas has something that no other state in the Union truly has – its very own Independence Day, separate from that of 1776. Texas Independence Day is the celebration of the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836.
The Leahy brothers, Harry, and his younger brother Willie, were typical young cowboys in 1908 Texas, maybe a little brash and occasionally struck by a wild streak. Their family, with a long linage in Texas, were highly respected residents of Mathis and for many generations owned a ranch in San Patricio County. On one occasion,
A quick stroll around downtown Elgin will reveal several artistic gems that mirror the diverse and rich history of the town itself – including a variety of ghost signs. Also known as fading ads or brick ads, ghost signs are the old and usually fading advertisement painted on what are or were exterior walls. Vibrant