By David Buisseret
The tremendous diversified geography of Texas, starting from lush piney woods to arid, mountainous deserts, has performed an incredible function within the payment and improvement of the kingdom. to achieve complete point of view at the impression of the land at the humans of Texas, you actually need to take to the air—and the authors of Historic Texas from the Air have performed simply that. during this appealing e-book, dramatic aerial images offers an entire landscape of seventy-three old websites from round the kingdom, displaying them in broad geographic context and revealing info unavailable to a ground-based observer.
Each web site in Historic Texas from the Air seems in a full-page colour picture, followed by way of a concise description of the site's heritage and value. modern and historic photos, classic postcard photos, and maps provide extra visible information regarding the websites. The ebook opens with pictures of vital traditional landforms, akin to the Chisos Mountains and the massive Thicket, then indicates the improvement of Texas heritage via Indian religious websites (including Caddo Mounds and Enchanted Rock), relics from the French and Spanish career (such because the destroy of the Belle and the Alamo), Anglo forts and techniques of communique (including fortress Davis and Salado's Stagecoach Inn), nineteenth-century settlements and industries (such as Granbury's courthouse sq. and Kreische Brewery in los angeles Grange), and important twentieth-century locales, (including Spindletop, the LBJ Ranch, and the Dallas–Fort worthy foreign Airport).
For a person looking a visible, important assessment of Texas historical past, Historic Texas from the Air is the precise position to begin.
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The Indians associated it with loss— some researchers claim the Indians considered it haunted by the spirits of warriors who lost battles there, or by the spirit of an Indian woman who jumped to her death after witnessing such a battle. Some Spaniards thought that the glistening rock was composed of silver or iron. One tale 28 Detail showing Enchanted Rock from John Arrowsmith, Map of Texas (London: J. Arrowsmith, 1844). Garrett Maps, UTA Library. features a Spanish soldier (Don Jesús Navarro) falling in love with an Indian woman (Rosa).
By the late 1800s, the Hueco Tanks had become part of a privately owned ranch, and much more recently (1969) became a park to protect the rich natural environment and cultural heritage. It remains an important sacred site to Native Americans and a recreational spot for others. Michael Freehling. Hueco Tanks State Historical Park, El Paso County, Texas. Austin: Texas System of Natural Laboratories, 1976. Kay Sutherland, with watercolors by Forrest Kirkland. Rock Paintings at Hueco Tanks State Historical Park.
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