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Purveyor of Texas history and culture. Cowboy boots junkie and advocate of all things Lone Star. 100% organic, free-range Texas content. A 100% apolitical feed

Austin, Texas
Joined April 2011
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@TracesofTexas
Traces of Texas
7 minutes ago
The great folks @TSLAC were so kind as to post this AMAZING photo of a newlywed couple signing their marriage license in Brownsville, Texas circa 1910. @Tslac works hard to preserve Texas history. Please follow them here on Twitter. It's an easy way to support their mission!
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@TracesofTexas
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an hour ago
Traces of Texas reader Betty Gillis graciously submitted this great photo of a scissortail chasing a crested caracara in Vernia, Texas. Betty took it herself and I am so jealous. What an action shot! Betty caught it perfectly. Thank you, Betty. I love it!
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@TracesofTexas
Traces of Texas
2 hours ago
Gabriel Campos shared this photo of his daughter on her Radio Flyer rocking horse near Glen Rose. Gabriel's wife took this & I love the colors and the action and Gabriel's daughter's exuberance. Just a Texas girl out on the prairie with her rocking horse dreams. As it should be!
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Traces of Texas
3 hours ago
Traces of Texas reader Rita Navarro sent in this dynamite 1880s photo of a saloon and other stores in Alpine, Texas. which was called Murphyville at that time. The stores were on Front Street, which was later renamed Holland Avenue.
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4 hours ago
Continuing my recent Dairy Queen motif, Traces of Texas reader Robert Reeves was so kind as to send in this undated photo of the DQ in Cleburne, Texas. Robert found this on, of all places, @TheAtlantic 's website. Absolutely superb! Man I need to get a peanut buster parfait!
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5 hours ago
Store in Miles, Texas circa 1895. Miles is in Runnels County, roughly 17 miles east of San Angelo. Buggies, wagons, paints, oils, implements ... what more would you need?
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Traces of Texas
7 hours ago
Traces of Texas reader Lance Sykes was so kind as to share this amazing 1896 photo of Aermotor windmills, which are still made in Texas today, being shipped out of the Fort Worth office. I believe that they are shipping out 27 windmills. How great is this? Thanks, Lance!
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8 hours ago
Four men on a bridge and three horsemen below at Salado Creek in Salado, Texas circa 1875. A great photo that is courtesy the Salado Historical Society.
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10 hours ago
Traces of Texas reader Barb Siemens saw all the turkey photos that I tweeted yesterday and graciously sent in this nifty photo of Turkey, Texas, which is best know as the home of Bob Wills. Turkey has an interesting Bob Wills museum and the very cool 1927 Hotel Turkey to stay in.
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11 hours ago
Richard Pellizarri kindly sent in this awesome photo of the Breckenridge, Texas Boy Scouts Troop as they got ready to go to the Scout Jamboree in Washington, D.C. Richard's grandfather, Frank Pellizarri, is 3rd from right. Many of these young men later served in WW II and Korea.
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Traces of Texas
a day ago
A boy on a burro in Fort Worth circa 1900. Your guess as to what he's doing or why he's doing it is as good as mine.
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a day ago
A Breckenridge, Texas family and their turkey in 1926. The incongruity of the 1920s flapper dress on some of the ladies and this turkey is fantastic. Photo taken by Basil Clemons and courtesy @spcouta . Just fantastic!
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a day ago
Governor Pappy O'Daniel holds a turkey in McAllen, Texas circa 1940. The things one has to do when one is governor!
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a day ago
Mrs. John H. Wood shops for a Thanksgiving Turkey in San Antonio, 1941, when turkey shopping was not just a matter of going to HEB! Mrs. Wood was the wife of judge John Wood, who was assassinated outside his home in 1979 by Charles Harrelson, Woody Harrelson's father. From UTSA
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a day ago
Thanksgiving, 1938. One of the good things about the Longhorns joining the SEC is that, hopefully, the Aggies and the Longhorns will resume their turkey day rivalry. As one reader said, tongue-in-cheek, I hope, "Bring back the hate!" @TexasHighways
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a day ago
Governor Oscar Colquitt, second from right, observes the running of the turkeys at Cuero's annual Turkey Trot in 1912. I realize that they are political bigwigs and all but, still, it's a rather formal-looking group of men for something as crazily informal as the Turkey Trot.
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a day ago
In 1598, a Thanksgiving feast was held on the Rio Grande in what is now San Elizario, Texas 23 years BEFORE the pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Some historians believe that Coronado, the Spanish explorer, held a day of Thanksgiving near current-day Canyon, Texas, in 1541.
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a day ago
8:33 a.m. on Thanksgiving day. Making butternut squash soup. Listening to Spotify. Just decided that Ernest Tubb is my spirit animal.
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a day ago
Sometimes you hear a voice and it cuts you right to your soul. Austin's Jimmy Lafave's voice was like that. May he RIP. Any day now, any way now I shall be released via @youtube @slaidc
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