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Texas History - LSC-Kingwood
Web Resources for Students, Teachers,
and Texas History Enthusiasts
LARGE DIRECTORIES ON TEXAS HISTORY
Portal to Texas History
- A digital gateway to historical materials from private collectors and collaborative partners, including libraries, museums, archives, and other historical groups - maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.
- Texas History and Culture
- Links to sites of interest for information on Texas and Texas History from the Southwestern Studies at Sam Houston
- Texas - It Is Big!
- Statistics, origin of the name Texas, the government, a history synopsis, state symbols - in other words, an abbreviated almanac for the state.
- Lone Star Junction
- A site with entries to pages on history, photographs of the Texas landscape, popular songs of Texas and the West, and more.
- Check out the 35 categories of sites indexed on this web. A good heading for historic information is "Libraries and Research."
EVENTS IN TEXAS HISTORY
- Texas History Timeline
- A chronological listing of major happenings in Texas history from before 1500 to the finding of oil at Spindletop in 1901, with links from the event to more information on the internet about that event.
- LaSalle Shipwreck Project
- Essays and links concerning the history of and the recovery efforts for the shipwrecked La Belle, one of this early Texas explorer's ships..
- Historical Documents at the Texas General Land Office
- The sites include a brief history of each colony listed (Austin's Colony, DeWitt's Colony, McMullen and McCloin's Colony, Power and Hewetson's Colony, Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company, Milam's Colony, Robertson's Colony).
- The Handbook of Texas Online
- An encyclopedia of over 25,000 articles on Texas history, geography and culture; searchable.
- The Six National Flags of Texas
- An illustration and brief history of each of the six flags that have flown over Texas.
- The Alamo
- An account of the history of the Alamo.
- Texas Army
- An essay on the Texas Army and its formation in 1835 and information on the new Texas Army formed in 1969 as a ceremonial and reenactment group.
- Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
- The Heritage Center was established in 1998 to commemorate the history and heritage of the old Chisholm Trail and the other Great Cattle Trails of the late 19th century.
- 1900 Galveston Hurricane
- An accounting of the storm with links to a number of important sites depicting this devastating hurricane.
- Spindletop, 1901
- The story of the great oil discovery that began the oil boom in Texas.
- Houston Riot of 1917
- An incident of racial dissension between black soldiers and the citizens of Houston.
- World War II Internment Camps
- An article describing the numerous POW camps in Texas during WWII.
- Texas City Disaster 1947
- Online exhibition on one of the worst disasters in Texas history
DOCUMENTS OF TEXAS ONLINE
Links to Some Texas History Primary Source Documents on the Internet
A site compiled by Dr. Roger A Griffin of Austin Community College. Covers primary source documents from the 16th to the 21st century.
Documents of Early Texas
A link to the following materials on the web: Travis' Appeal from the Alamo; Texas Declaration of Independence; Treaty of Velasco; Texas Ordinance of Secession.
Siege and Battle of Bexar
The story of the Siege and Battle of Bexar told through letters and documents written by the participants.
Treaty with Mexico (February 2, 1848)
The text of the Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo that concluded the war between the United States and Mexico. Compromise of 1850
Maps of the proposed plans as well as the final resolution of the boundary of Texas as decided by the Compromise of 1850.
The Constitution of the State of Texas
The complete text of the Constitution with an index to the document and search capability.
TEXAS LIFESTYLE : LINKS TO ETHNIC GROUPS, ART, and MUSIC
- The Indians of Texas
- An overview of the major tribes that existed in Texas at the time of the first European exploration as well as a map showing each tribe's location in Texas during this era.
- Texas Cultures
- The web site of the Institute of Texas Cultures in San Antonio
- Window on State Government
- Financial Statistics of Texas.
- Texas State Government
- The official website of the state of Texas.
- Cowboy Songs
- A listing of fifty songs that tell the story of the cowboy.
- Amon Carter Museum
- The Fort Worth Amon Carter Museum houses an excellent collection of western art.
- Texas Historical Commission
- Take a look at the THC projects and their history. From a tour of historical markers to depression era murals in post offices with much more. Very enjoyable site.
- Texas Cooking
- An online magazine about Texas cooking.
- Garry's Texas Cookin'
- A collection of anecdotes, history, and recipes.
TEXAS NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES
Texas Newspapers Links to all the major newspapers in the state of Texas.
Texas Magazines A list of Texas magazines online with links to their web sites.
Texas Monthly Magazine A magazine for and about Texans.
Texas Highways A travel magazine on Texas destinations, attractions, historical sites, and food.
Page by Bettye Sutton. Rev. JNC 04/2012