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Road Trip Printables and Car Games for Kids
Looking for some fun and creative ways to keep the kids busy on the next road trip? Here's a a whole bunch of car games for kids and road trip printables sure to keep the kids happy on your next long drive!
View topic - Texians and their stories
Francis R. Lubbock - elected governor of Texas in 1861 by only 124 votes. As governor he staunchly supported the Confederacy. In 1864 traveled to Richmond where he became aide-de-camp to Jefferson Davis. At the end of the war Lubbock fled Richmond with Davis and was captured with him by federal authorities in Georgia. He was imprisoned and kept in solitary confinement for 8 months before being paroled.
The Second Neck Wound Killed Him
Confederate General John Gregg died October 7th 1864 during the Siege of Petersburg. John Gregg was born September 28th 1828 in Lawrenceville, Alabama the son of Nathan and Sarah Pearsell [Camp] Gregg. He graduated from LaGrange College in 1847 and taught mathematics at the school. Gregg would go on the study law at Tuscumbia, Alabama. He moved in 1852 to Texas, settling in Fairfield, Texas, where he would serve as district judge until 1860. Gregg was one of the founders of the “Freestone…
Sgt William H. Barnes born in St. Mary's County, Maryland, was a 23 year old farmer when he enlisted in the Union Army on Feb. 11, 1864. Only a few months after his enlistment, the morning of Sept. 29th, 1864 found Private Barnes on the outskirts of Richmond, VA. His regiment, the 38th U.S. Colored Troops (USCT), along with the 4th, 5th, 6th and 36th USCT were about to lead an attack on seasoned and entrenched Confederate soldiers, including five infantry regiments from the Texas Brigade…
Morton Cemetery - Richmond, Texas...grave site of Mirabeau Lamar, Jane Long, and Walter Burton...born a slave in N.C served as Sheriff of Ft Bend County, served 4 terms in the Texas Senate.
Western History Collections
W.P. Irwin sitting in a horse drawn plow, Richmond, TX. Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries, Irwin Brothers Studio Collection, Early Scenes
Bodiddle's - My grandfather liked to stop into this "grocery store" on occasion. As I was often his charge, I skipped into this legendary establishment behind him. I don't remember the grocery part, but I do remember bar stools, ice cold root beers (and beers) with tissue papers wrapped around them! "Bodiddle's Grocery on Hwy. 288 around 1959, near 332 where cloverleaf highway is now in Freeport, Texas - COPYRIGHT INFORMATION ~ Image courtesy of the Brazoria County Historical Museum."
GALVESTON.COM: Rosenberg Library - Galveston, TX
Rosenberg Library has offered over a century of community service to the Galveston area, and is the oldest public library in Texas in continuous operation.