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In 1936, Victor H. Green, a postal worker from New York City, created a guide to help African Americans safely travel in his hometown. Three years later he published the first guidebook for African American travelers across the country: The Negro Motorist Green Book. Dallas’s Beaumont Barbeque, as shown above in 1947, was one of only two barbecue joints in Texas to be included in editions of The Negro Motorist Green Book in the late 1930s. Today's local pitmasters reflect on the two joints via the link in our bio. 📷: Courtesy of Dallas Public Library, Dallas History and Archives Division #texasbbq #TMbbq #greenbooks #beaumont #texashistory

It was too late to go inside...we may never know if there’s really a basement! #thealamo #sanantonio

Lock boxes from our old Oakwood branch, founded in 1900. We are no longer the smallest bank in America but our values remain the same. We take pride in building a trusted relationship with our customers. Email us today at customerhelp@oakwoodbank.com and let us know how we can help you with your banking needs. #TBT#Texas #DFW #Oakwood #Bank #TexasHistory

White Buffalo Bar, next to Gage Hotel in Marathon, TX. Feels like a secret lodge on the high desert plains. 🌵🤠🦌#MarathonTX #Rustic #WhiteBuffaloBar #GageHotel #OldWest #TexasHistory #Texas #WildWildWest #RoadTrip #ExploreTexas #Vacation #VisitTexas #NativeTexan

“Pecos Bill, a mythical cowboy, grew out of the imagination of southwestern range hands who told tall tales to pass the time and to out-do each other in boasting. His originator is unknown. The story goes that Bill, the youngest of eighteen children of a Texas pioneer, was lost in crossing the Pecos River and was brought up by coyotes. He considered himself a coyote until a cowboy convinced him of his true identity, a human being and the cowboy's brother. After returning to civilized territory, Pecos Bill became the cowhand who invented all the tricks of the ranching trade; in various tales he appears as a buffalo hunter, cattleman, railroad contractor, and oilfield worker. His activities include teaching gophers to dig postholes, killing snakes by feeding them mothballs filled with red pepper and nitroglycerin, and roping whole herds of cattle at a time. He rode everything in the West, including a mountain lion and a cyclone. He invented the branding iron to stop cattle rustling and the cowboy song to soothe the cattle. On their wedding day, Slue-Foot Sue, Pecos Bill's girl friend, was determined to ride Bill's famous horse, the Widow-Maker, but the animal pitched Sue so high that she almost hit the moon. Her steel-spring bustle continued to bounce her so high that Bill finally shot her to keep her from starving. Pecos Bill's death is a matter of controversy. Some cowboys say that he died from drinking fishhooks with his whiskey and nitroglycerin; others insist that he died laughing at dudes who called themselves cowboys. Whatever the mode of his death, Pecos Bill exists in cowboy folklore as a hyperbole of the endurance, enterprise and other qualities required of cowboys.”~ TSHA, Texas State Historical Association,
www.tshaonline.org
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This is considered to be an "affluent" pioneer home. Two story, lots of ventilation. It was a hot day out but rather pleasant in this upstairs log cabin. #logcabin #georgeranch #sugarlandtx #texashistory #pioneerdays #countryliving #primitivedecor #upstairs #twostorylogcabin #historicalpark

The historic Gage Hotel in Marathon, TX. Prepare to be completely enchanted as you back in time to the days of the Wild, Wild West. 🤠🌵🦌⛰#GageHotel #Texas #LoneStarState #OldWest #WestTexas #TexasHistory #WildWildWest #Marathon #MarathonTX #ExploreTexas #RoadTrip #Vacation #NativeTexan

Beautiful historic Redlands Building in downtown Palestine, TX dates back to 1913 and restored by the Mollard family. Serving today as an inn with a restaurant and art gallery. Put it on your bucket list!❤
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Did you know? The Chapel came to the Ranch as an event space after being in two previous locations. Its first location was near Brazos Bend State Park. Later, it was moved to private property, where a local family intended to use the building for ceremonies and baptisms. The family later donated it to the Ranch; The George Foundation repaired it, added air conditioning and brought it back to its turn-of-the-century beauty. Now, couples tie the knot here every year amidst more than a century of Fort Bend County history!
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Join us this summer for our 2018 Summer Institute for Educators: Teach SA300v2 this July 16-20. Space is limited so register today!

You will get an opportunity to tour local museums, listen to local dignitaries, attend break out sessions and receive free resources from local organizations!
For more info and to register visit texancultures.com/summerinstitute

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