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The Alamo

The Alamo on the Big Screen: 1960 vs 2004

Louis T. Wigfall (1816-1874) was the first commander of the Texas Brigade. He served as a member of the Texas Legislature, the United States Senate, and the Confederate States Senate.This view was taken circa the 1860s. It is courtesy of the Library of Congerss.

Lieutenant General John Bell Hood (1831-1879) was the second and most famous commander of the Texas Brigade. He was a West Point graduate (Class of 1853) and was a career army officer before the Civil War. He was appointed colonel of the 4th Texas Infantry Regiment on September 30, 1861. He commanded the Texas Brigade from February 20, 1862 until after the Seven Days Battles were completed in July, 1862. This view was taken circa the 1860s.


Goliad Texas; The grave of Fannin and his men.

Goliad Texas; Historic Goliad.

A Merry Texas Christmas to You

(P) Texas Pop Culture: Elsie the Cow, seen in ads for Borden's Dairy products

Texas Pop Culture: Elsie Tours Texas

Patrick Swayze - very young

Littlefield Texas, hometown of Waylon Jennings.

The Republic of Texas

The Republic of Texas 1836-1845

CBS 7 - Your Eye on West Texas-You never scratch your head and wonder what a Texan is thinking

'Alamo" Bowie Knives - the "Bart Moore" Bowie (top); the "Iron Mistress" - used by Alan Ladd in the 'Iron Mistress' and Richard Widmark in 'The Alamo' (middle) and the "Musso" bowie (bottom). Both the Bart Moore and Musso knives are alleged to possibly be Jim Bowie's actual knives captured by Mexican soldiers at the Alamo, March 6, 1836

Bowie Knives | Alamo Central Forum

Texas Rangers in 1915

Texas Rangers in 1915

Isaiah "Longhair Jim" Courtright by Special Collections-UTA, via Flickr

queen elizabeth george w bush winking

Portraits of the Queen with the Last 12 U.S. Presidents

9/10 - Texas Sheriff to ISIS: Rear Your Head Here & We’ll Send You to Hell (video)

TEXAS~1914 photograph of Pancho Villa, and General “Black Jack” Pershing, in El Paso, Texas

4 Brothers: Giants. All over 7 feet tall

A Texan's Motto

This is a depiction of how Bernardo plantation might have looked in 1822. Jared E. Groce II, one of Austin's Old Three Hundred settlers, established this large plantation by the Brazos River. His sprawling plantation welcomed many important visitors and served as a staging and training area for Sam Houston's army in the days leading up to the Battle of San Jacinto. Check out the interesting archeological excavation of the plantation here: wiki.bernardoplan...

Bernardo Plantation :: General Photograph Collection

Tens of thousands of years ago, Texas was home to herds of mammoths. The Waco Mammoth Site provides a glimpse into Texas' prehistoric history.

Fossilized history preserved in Waco

the Iwo Jima memorial at the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, Texas. This is a must-see when you visit the Rio Grande Valley.

Military Academy Prep & Boarding School for Boys Campus

Students stack pennies at the feet of the Sul Ross statue for good luck on exams. @ Texas A

That Lil' ol' Band from Texas - ZZ TOP !!!!