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Campbell’s Resort

There are lake resorts all across this nation…but it’s not everyday that you encounter a family owned operation that has been in business for over…

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A Century Old Vacation Spot

In an age of hotel chains boasting hundreds of locations, it is still nice to find some lodgings with the comforts of today, with roots…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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… SharePrintEmail

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The Farmer’s Branch

The name Farmer’s Branch sums up the beginning of this place. cheap nfl jerseys A rich ag community along a north Texas stream.  Today the landscape…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Missouri Star Quilt

It’s a nice sunny day in Hamilton, Missouri, with a population of not even 2000, but unlike a lot of small cities, you may have…

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Small Town – Big Quilt

What kind of businesses help bring small towns to life?  Today’s example may surprise you, but it has folks from literally around the world coming…

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Retrieving a Boot – In Front of 80,000

Imagine you could run so fast that you lost your boots!  That’s what happened here.  This is the lady who had to go get that…

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Helping Train a Well-known Horse

There are many teenagers that like to ride horses, but few get the chance to train a horse that’s seen by over 80,000 people at…

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Moore’s Creek

It is a small bridge over a small creek.  It was a big victory in an even larger war… SharePrintEmail

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All Kinds of Currencies

One, five, ten, twenty? Now imagine there were more denominations and dozens of different types of bills in circulation. What you would have is a…

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Offering a Blank Check for a Cabin

It’s a place so important, the owners were once offered a blank check if they would sell.  It’s a story you can hear on radio…

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President Roosevelt’s Favorite Song – Why it Matters!

It’s one of the best known songs of that past century.  In fact, one president said it was his favorite.  But then a lawsuit stopped…

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My Western Home – A Poem You Know!

You may not fancy yourself a poet, and you may have forgotten a poem called My Western Home.  But in a moment you’ll find that…

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