Posts Tagged ‘Texas History’

Many do not know that the Texas State Capitol is larger than the U.S. White House. It should be because everything is bigger in Texas right? It is loaded with granite, marble, fine woodwork, oil paintings, brass, and much history. I took this series of photos at night for a different perspective and to avoid 105 degree summer heat. Enjoy! And God Bless Texas!

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The final resting place of one of the greatest

leaders and warriors.

General Sam Houston

2014 Albert Moyer, Jr.

The Fort Worth Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas are a magnificent preservation of Texas history, and the way things once were once upon a time. The stockyard area is loaded with fine restaurants serving a variety of food, but I must add that this is beef country. This area is home to great steaks. The people of Fort Worth Stockyards area are helpful, courteous, and willing to answer any of your questions. The highlight for me was the daily cattle drives of beautiful longhorn cattle walking right down the original brick roads of exchange street. There were also recreations of gunfight’s with the sheriff taking out the outlaws. The stockyards were so enjoyable, that I will definitely be going back to enjoy. One other added bonus is the largest honky-tonk in the world called Billy Bob’s. I’ll post some photos of Billy Bob’s on another post. Enjoy the photos and make a trip to the Fort Worth Stockyards!

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A short drive from Houston, the George Ranch Historical Park offers away to go back in time and understand life in a by-gone era. At certain times, events are held to re-enact periods of history. It is truly one of the best living history museums around.  I visited the ranch during the runaway scrape, which is a re-enacted battle between Texan and Mexican troops as Santa Anna was marching towards San Jacinto.

For more information on the George Ranch, click here http://www.georgeranch.org/

Here are some photos I took on my visit. I hope they inspire you to visit and take your own photos, and learn more about Texas history.

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