He is a longtime resident of San Marcos, Texas. To see Weeping Mary you've got to head to Texas. Don Blevins is a member of the Texas State Historical Association, the Writers League of Texas, and the Coalition of Texas Writers. Both are a lot closer to the family name than what the post office handed down as official. This unique collection of short biographies of the Lone Star State's most colorful characters includes headliners Father Miguel Muldoon, the Irish-Spanish Catholic priest and diplomat who helped convert Protestants in order to settle Austin, and six-foot-two prostitute and hotelkeeper Sarah Bowman, who fought as bravely as a man among the Rangers and.
Whether you're curious about the history of your own town or want information on an unfamiliar place such as Blowout Community, you'll find the answers in this detailed yet entertaining volume. The Dallas Morning News What's in a name? All Rights Reserved This page last modified: August 5, 2006. So put your feet up and get ready for a one-of-a-kind tour through the great state of Texas. This exciting guidebook describes countless current counties, routes, and landmarks as well as stories of the state's first settlements and origins of town's names. Travel through the alphabet of Texas. Texas Towns invites you to travel through the many unique towns of this grand state. Lovestruck Coryell County settler Martin Dremien submitted that name to honor his sweet-heart, who went by the name.
A post office opened the following year but was discontinued in 1904. Or get educated about a place like Blowout Community, just another little piece of Texas. To see Weeping Mary you've got to head to Texas. Dam B While the name of Fairy might be open to interpretation, the name of a community in Tyler County named Dam B has a history as bland as its name. He published six books and wrote articles for more than fifty magazines including American History Illustrated and True West.
And the result is a page-turning, share-with-your-friends book that shouldn't leave your car. The postal service named towns when it located a post office in a particular area. The grand state even boasts a Little Hope. Pancake Being the postmaster might have helped when it came time to name a town. All Rights Reserved This page last modified: January 3, 2007. He was a longtime resident of San Marcos, Texas.
Bee House , eleven miles west of , was named because caves and cliffs in the vicinity were full of bees. And you'll learn some history along the To see Weeping Mary you've got to head to Texas. In 1884 the town's name was changed to Fairy in honor of Fairy Fort. Author Don Blevins is generous in his detailing of the counties, routes, and landmarks that distinguish the hundreds of villages with quirky names scattered throughout the Lone Star State. Texas Towns describes countless counties, routes, and landmarks, with stories of the state's first settlements and origins of town's names. The only one that got built was Dam B.
Texas Towns is a smart volume full of peculiar places. The grand state even boasts a Little Hope. It was named that because three dams were planned for the area. The grand state even boasts a Little Hope. Or educate yourself about a place like Blowout Community, just another little piece of Texas.
In Bold Women in Texas History we meet eleven Lone Star women, including Mollie Kirkland Bailey, circus owner and mother of nine, who served in the Civil War as both a nurse and a spy; ';Brave Bessie' Coleman, who traveled to France to get the pilot's license. The Zipperlandville school district lasted until 1950, when it was consolidated with the Rosebud school district. Author Don Blevins is generous in his detailing of the counties, routes, and landmarks that distinguish the hundreds of villages with quirky names scattered throughout the Lone Star State. Within these pages are tales of fearless femmes who dared to dream and resolved to take action. Whether you're curious about the history of your own town or want information on an unfamiliar place such as Blowout Community, Blevins' detailed yet entertaining volume can answer all your questions about the Lone Star State.
The assumption here is that someone must have stolen the real city limits sign. . This entertaining guidebook to some of the most curious place names in the Lone Star State is part history and part lore, with a healthy dose of tall tales and hearsay thrown in for good measure. Zipperlandville is just one example. The post office named it Purmela, leaving Furmela to wonder who this Furmela woman was.
With names like Bug Tussle, Jot Em Down, Noodle, and Saxet think about it , you're in for some fascinating and fun stories. Freighters didn't like the name Wayback so they called it Pearl. Revisers' Preface v Don Blevins's Preface vii Abbreviations ix 1 Animal Kingdom: From Antelope to Wild Horse 1 10 2 Colors: From Black to Yellowpine 11 10 3 The Business at Hand: From Adsul to Yard 21 12 4 Known by Their First Names: From Abner to Zella 33 42 5 The Land: From Aloe to Woodbine 75 24 6 Religion: From Anthony to Weeping Mary 99 12 7 Waterworks: From Agua Dulce to Wizard Wells 111 12 8 By the Numbers: From Dime Box to Twin Sisters 123 6 9 Edibles and Drinkables: From Banquete to Teacup 129 8 10 Personal Names: From Addran to Zipperlandville 137 30 11 Faraway Places: From Africa to Yorktown 167 38 12 There Are Such Places: From Admiral to Zephyr 205 34 Sources 239 14 Index 253 16 About the Authors 269. Which is exactly what those early settlers of Bee House might have said when they first stepped inside one of those Coryell County caves. They called it that long enough that finally, in 1890, the town named itself Pearl for Pearl Davenport, son of the local storekeeper. People who go looking for the sign and the picturesque building behind it might notice that the book's cover photo looks a little, well, superimposed.