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    THE MARFA LIGHTS, have been observed since the first recorded sighting in 1883. View anytime after sunset, 9 miles east of Marfa, TX on Highway 90.

    James Butler Bonham On January 19, 1836, he with James Bowie arrived at the Alamo garrison. He was sent by Lieutenant Colonel Travis to obtain aid for the garrison at Bexar on February 16, 1836. He returned to the Alamo on March 3, bearing through the Mexican lines with a letter from Robert M. Williamson assuring Travis that help was on its way and urging him to hold out. Bonham died in the battle of the Alamo, while manning one of the cannons in the interior of the Alamo chapel.

    James Black was an Arkansas blacksmith and the creator of the original Bowie knife designed by Jim Bowie. Bowie was already famous for knife-fighting from his 1827 sandbar duel. But his killing of three assassins in Texas and his death at the Battle of the Alamo made him, and the blacksmith’s knife, legends. Black’s knives were known to be exceedingly tough yet flexible. Black kept his methods for creating the knife very secret and did all of his work behind a leather curtain.

    James "Jim" Bowie (c. 1796 – March 6, 1836) - American pioneer, soldier, smuggler, slave trader, and land speculator, who played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo.

    Angelina Dickinson was the daughter of Suzanna and Almeron Dickinson and is commonly known as the "Babe of the Alamo", although she was not the only baby inside the old mission at the time of the battle. Angelina was only 15 months old at the time of the Battle of the Alamo. Legend maintains that Col. William Travis placed his “cat’s-eye” ring on a string around Angelina’s neck before the final battle. That ring is on display at the Alamo.

    Susannah Wilkinson Dickinson was the wife of Alamo defender Almeron Dickenson. Susanna joined Almeron in San Antonio following the Battle of Bexar, after their house in Gonzales was looted by Texas militia members. She was 22 years old at the time of the Battle of the Alamo, to which she was a witness from the sacristy room of the Alamo church. Following the battle, she was sent by Santa Anna to deliver a message to Texas General Sam Houston.

    William B. Travis, commander of the Alamo

    Davy Crockett - the famed Tennessee Congressman who fought and died for Texas independence at the Alamo, one of Texas' greatest heros. When he left politics, he told his constituents, "You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas."

    One of the Stanley Marsh street signs in Amarillo.

    Rodeo time in Texas. Poster from

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    ▶ Cowboy Boot Purses Arlie Garrett Morgan Mill, TX

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    Galveston Pleasure Pier at dusk, Texas

    Texas Bluebonnets along the highway in spring.


    ▶ Josh Abbott Band - She's Like Texas - YouTube

    ▶ Texan Pride - Don Cadden | Cowboy Poetry - YouTube


    THE INSPIRATION FOR CHARACTER WOODROW CALL, OF "LONESOME DOVE". Charles Goodnight, also known as Charlie Goodnight (March 5, 1836 – December 12, 1929), was a cattle rancher in the American West, perhaps the best known rancher in Texas. He is known as the "father of the Texas Panhandle." Essayist and historian J. Frank Dobie said that Goodnight "approached greatness more nearly than any other cowman of history." He also invented the chuck wagon and helped preserve the buffalo from extinction.

    David G. Burnet - First President of the Republic of Texas. Most Texans recognize Sam Houston's profile, but how many recognize the first President of the Republic of Texas? It was said he carried a gun in one pocket and a Bible in the other, and spent most of his time in office in peril and gloom trying to escape the Mexican army and survive an attempted overthrow by political enemies in the Texas army after San Jacinto. Born 1788, died 1870. He is buried on Galveston Island.

    John S. "Rip" Ford, 1850's Texas Ranger. Commanded the Confederate forces in the last engagement of the American Civil War.

    The top ten loves of Southerners.