The Cemetery that Drew a Crowd

Most cemeteries are peaceful memorials to those who have passed.  That was the case here, until one of the newly interred brought so many visitors, he had to be moved…

The Waters – Del Rio

When the first pioneers set about buildings homes and towns they often looked for a good water source to sustain the settlement.  That’s the case here, and the water source even became the very name of the town…

The Unusual Goat Gland Doctor

You can still find the mansion and the hotel here in Del Rio, Texas of a once prominent and controversial doctor who touted his cures around the world.  His chicanery brought him riches, but also brought him to the courts…

Dr. Brinkley’s Million Watt Signal

We are thankful for the many stations that air our broadcasts every day, but nothing could match the power of this renegade station and the man behind it.  He was the doctor with a million watt signal…

Black Seminole Scouts

At one time, this group of people left the US for Mexico to find a safe haven.But in the years following the Civil War, the military recruited them for a special and important duty…

Roy Bean’s Jersey Lilly

Housing a bar and a courtroom in the same location may seem a bit odd today.  It was unusual back then as well.  But if your name was Judge Roy Bean, well, it was just the way you lived life.  We head to the Jersey Lilly…

The Judge ‘West of the Pecos’

He was the man who dispensed law “West of the Pecos.”  His unique way of ruling on legal questions is just part of the mystique that continues to draw visitors to his courtroom yet today.  We head to Langtry, Texas…

The Law of Langtry

We may not like the rules, but every place needs them. cheap jerseys And with the rules comes a person to enforce them.  But Langtry, Texas had few rules and no one to lay down the law.  That changed with a man named Roy Bean…

The Adventures of Roy Bean

Roy Bean found a steady job supplying railroad work camps.  Then he discovered something rail workers really wanted…something to drink…

The Kickapoo Attack at Fort Lancaster

You might think of a “fort” as a place with high, secure walls that could repel an attack.  The reality in the west was few forts had such walls because it was very rare there was ever a direct attack.  The exception was this place…

An Abandoned Fort in the Civil War

When the Civil War began, U.S. troops at some forts suddenly found men headed two different directions, north or south.  The fate of those forts was also in question…

The Army’s Camel Train

Before the days or cars and trucks, horses and mules were often called upon to bear the load.  But at one point, the army had a different idea on the best way to transport its supplies here in the southwestern U.S…

Fort Lancaster, Texas

Today’s traveler might meet the occasional challenge of a traffic jam or a flat tire, but the travelers here back in the 1850s had a lot more on their minds.  That’s in part, why this place was constructed…

Getting An Appointment

FJ Alaska Banner AdGetting an appointment to one of the military academies can be difficult. But Mike Hagee had a hometown connection that he thought might be able to help him make the cut. The top admiral of World War II once lived just down the street…

The War in the Pacific Museum

FJ Alaska Banner AdWhere is the War in the Pacific museum located? It stands to reason it would be next to the Pacific Ocean of course. However, it’s actually located hundreds of miles from any large body of water. The reason why has everything to do with one very important military leader…

A Permanent Trip to Luckenbach

Hayden Whittington began driving to Luckenbach, Texas before most people had ever heard of it.  He remembers the days when you might be the only person in town sitting under the shade trees next to the general store.  Over time, the crowds grew and he would up being employed by the town…..

Back to Luckenbach, Texas

This town has been on the map since the 1840s.  Yet many would tell you no one every came looking for it until 1977.  That’s when one song put this place on the map the world round.  Today we take you to Luckenbach, Texas…..

A Ghost Town with a Steady Stream of Visitors

In the hill country surrounding Fredericksburg, Texas, there are many communities settled by German immigrants.  They became place to get supplies, sell farm goods and trade news of the area.  One such place is all but a ghost town, yet it sees a steady stream of visitors….

The National Museum of the War

Some say Marvin gets to play with very large toys.  He might even say that himself.  Machine guns, tanks, flame throwers and explosives are all a part of the gadgets at his disposal.  But what may appear to be a “show” has a very important purpose.  We head to the National Museum of the War in the Pacific…..

Tanks and Barbed Wire in a Tropical Oasis

In the middle of Texas’s hill country you’ll find a tropical oasis.  There’s sand and palm trees, but you’ll also find tanks and barbed wire.  It’s part of a unique island created by one local man…