Overview:History Ahead: Stories beyond the Texas Roadside Markers - More than 13,000 historical markers line the roadsides of Texas, giving drivers a way to sample the stories of the past. But these markers tell only part of the story. In ""History Ahead"", Dan K. Utley and Cynthia J. Beeman introduce readers to the rich, colorful, and sometimes action-packed and humorous history behind the famous (Charles Lindbergh, Will Rogers, The Big Bopper, and jazz great Charlie Christian) and the not-so-famous (Elmer 'Lumpy' Kleb, Don Pedro Jaramillo, and Carl Morene, the music man of Schulenburg) who have left their marks on the history of Texas. They visit cotton gins, abandoned airfields, forgotten cemeteries, and former World War II alien detention camps to dig up the little-known and unsuspected narratives behind the text emblazoned on these markers. Written in an anecdotal style that presents the cultural uniqueness and rich diversity of Texas history, ""History Ahead"" includes nineteen main stories, dozens of complementary sidebars, and many never-before-published historical and contemporary photographs. ""History Ahead"" offers a rich array of local stories that interweave with the broader regional and national context, touching on themes of culture, art, music, technology, the environment, oil, aviation, and folklore, among other topics. Utley and Beeman have located these forgotten gems, polished them up to a high shine, and offered them along with convenient maps and directions to the marker sites.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725682-9781603441513. It was written by the following authors: Cynthia J. Beeman, Dan K. Utley. Book History Ahead: Stories beyond the Texas Roadside Markers, which can be read online, published by the company: Texas A & M University Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Travel, Maps. The book was published on 2010-03-30 00:00:00. It has 336 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 794 g. File for download History Ahead: Stories beyond the Texas Roadside Markers has PDF format and is called history-ahead-stories-beyond-the-texas-roadside-markers.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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