History

Texas Is Better Than Your State
God bless the United States of America. There's 50 of 'em. Each having their own unique contribution to the melting pot that is our great nation. But let's be real about something here, folks. Unlike all men, which our nation's Constitution declares to be created equal, not all s…
There Are More Veterans in Your Family Tree Than You Think
If my dad gets a free hour, we can usually find him digging around on Ancestry.com. He loves it, and he's made some interesting discoveries along the way.
Pop is Navy Veteran that served in Vietnam, and he's learned that the other veterans in our family served in the Civil and Revoluti…
Why Do We Dress Up For Halloween Anyway?
We carry around a secret inner desire to be Flo from Progressive all year long, and finally at Halloween we let her out!  Is that it?
The kids might have questions about Halloween, so I did some research to prep us.
Are Texas Dance Halls A Thing Of The Past?
Central Texas has some dance halls with history behind them, like the Broken Spoke in Austin, and Gruene Hall about 45 minutes to the south.
Those two spots seem to have enough history and tradition behind them to continue drawing a crowd, and they've got that cool factor that attracts both olde…
Top 6 Historical Places To Visit in Tyler – Texas
The City of Tyler is known for having many special historic landmarks. Six of which include: Camp Ford, Marvin United Methodist Church, Tyler Municipal Rose Garden, Carnegie Library Building, Oakwood Cemetery, and The 1881 Smith County Jail. I had the privilege of visiting these six places…