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Author Utley, Dan K.

Title History along the way : stories beyond the Texas roadside markers / Dan K. Utley and Cynthia J. Beeman
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource
Series Texas A & M travel guides
TAM travel guides.
Summary Texans love stories, and the 15,000 roadside markers along the state?s highways and byways testify to the abundance of tales to tell. History along the Way recounts the narratives behind and beyond more than one hundred Texas roadside markers. Peopled with colorful characters?a national leader of Camp Fire Girls, an army engineer who mapped the Republic of Texas frontier, a hunter of mammoth bones, a ragtime composer, civil rights leaders, and an iconic rock star, among others?the book gives readers an intriguing and expanded look at the details, challenges, and lives commemorated by the words cast in metal on these wayside markers scattered across the Lone Star landscape. Also recounted in History along the Way are the stories of historic structures (from roadside architecture and elaborate West Texas hotels to university Old Mains and country schoolhouses of Gillespie County), engineering features (the Hidalgo Pumphouse in South Texas and the Rainbow Bridge in East Texas), and even town mascots (a jackrabbit, a mule, and a prairie dog). Accompanied by helpful maps, colorful photographs, and informative sidebars, History along the Way is guaranteed to inform, amuse, and intrigue. Every part of Texas gets a visit in this anthology of select sites, making it easy for travelers?both the armchair and touring varieties?to enjoy and learn about the fascinating nooks and crannies of history captured in all their variety by the roadside markers of
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Historical markers -- Texas.
Texas -- Biography.
Texas -- Description and travel.
Texas -- History -- Anecdotes.
Texas -- History.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Form Electronic book
Author Beeman, Cynthia J.
LC no. 2012013080
ISBN 1603448187 (electronic bk.)
9781603448185 (electronic bk.)