Thursday, December 5, 2019

Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth, Texas

Another tourist attraction that we heard was a must see, so we decided to head there before Jim's doctor appointment which was just a short distance away from the stockyards. The Longhorns run twice a day and we got there just in time to see the tail end of them coming down the street and into their paddock.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Improved Order of Red Men Museum, Waco, Texas

You are probably wondering what the Improved Order of Red Men are. I certainly wondered, and also wondered how they got their name. The rituals and regalia of the Red Men are modeled after those assumed by white men of the era to be used by Native Americans. Despite the name, the order was formed solely by, and for, white men. The Improved Order of Red Men traces its origin to certain secret patriotic societies founded before the American Revolution. It was established to promote liberty and to defy the tyranny of the English crown. The early groups included the Sons of Liberty, Sons of St. Tammany and the Red Men. 

Red Men Museum & Library

Friday, October 4, 2019

Southwest Dairy Museum, Sulphur Springs, Texas

We went to the Southwest Dairy Museum to learn the history of the dairy industry in Texas. There were a lot of exhibits showing the early methods of milking and the production of the milk.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Military Heritage Collection of North Texas, Nevada, Texas

The Military Heritage Museum we went to today had a lot of historical artifacts that have been donated to the museum by people from all over the world. There were some very unique items in the museum and unfortunately, they did not have tags by the items as the gentlemen who runs the museum gave us a personal tour and explained all the items to us as we walked through the museum. (I did mention the tag issue to our guide.)

Saturday, September 28, 2019

The Salt Palace Museum, Grand Saline, Texas

I had no idea that the salt we use from the Morton salt container comes from a small town called Grand Saline in Texas. The city of Grand Saline is home to one of the largest, purest salt domes in the United States with a supply estimated to last 20,000 years. The museum's outside walls are made of pure rock salt.

Current Rock Salt Palace

Thursday, September 26, 2019

No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum, Terrell, Texas

During World War II thousands of British pilots learned to fly at six civilian training schools in the United States. The first of these schools was in Terrell, Texas. After the United States entered the war, American Aviation Cadets also trained at the school. Approximately 2,200 Royal Air Force and American Army Air Force cadets trained at Terrell and around 1,470 graduated between 1941 and 1945. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum, Greenville, Texas

Besides being a memorial to Audie Murphy, who grew up near here, the museum also highlighted the early residents of Hunt County, some of whom were pretty famous, as well as the cotton production in the area.