Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge was First in Texas

Note: This is a story I wrote that was published in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Caprock Chronicles, April 28, 2018.  Link to the online story: http://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20180428/caprock-chroniclesmuleshoe-national-wildlife-refuge-was-states-first-refuge     Imagine being able to see the Llano Estacado as it once was before farming and development started. Even imagine being in a wagon crossing the vast Llano grassland…

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All Aboard – My Photographer’s View of Historic Railway of Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railway

“You’re the first person I’ve seen taking a photograph of the train station seats,” said curator Scarlett Daugherty at the Quanah, Acme & Pacific Railway Museum (QAPR) in Quanah, Texas. I found that an unusual statement and came back at her, “Really?” I thought it would be natural to take photos of the seats because…

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Thou Art a Priest Forever

  As you are driving the Texas Panhandle roads of either Highway 86 or Farm to Market 168 in Castro County, you will see a town emerge on a hill seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Then you see a large structure that is the church. Its cross can be seen miles away on a…

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An Odd Little Mercantile Store

    The Home Mercantile was the oldest general store in Nazareth, Texas serving the community for 90 years in two different close proximity locations. The first store was erected in 1905. The second store was erected in 1928, less than a half block away from the middle of Nazareth after the original was torn…

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