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This is an online secondary source resource for anyone interested in learning about World War I with Texas Historical Commission resources.This source is sponsored by Texas Time Travel.
American Prisoners of War" includes compelling firsthand narratives from World War II POWs Robert Preston Taylor, Rufus W. Smith, and Roy Maxwell Offerle; World War I POW Pat O'Brien; Vietnam War POW Congressman Sam Johnson; and Andersonville prisoner Prescott Tracy, as well as resources on American prisoners of the Korean War and a selection of POW-related film and radio documentaries. Most of the veterans featured...
The Empire of Japan's attack on U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941, motivated the United States to join the Allies' struggle against Japan, Germany and Italy during World War II. Texans responded to the call for troops in great numbers. After four long years of war, Texas had supplied a greater percentage of men and women to the armed forces than any other state with more than 700,000 in uniform.
Shocked by the December 7, 1941, Empire of Japan attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii that propelled the United States into World War II, one U.S. government response to the war (1941-1945) began in early 1942 with the incarceration of thousands of Japanese Americans on the West Coast and the territory of Hawaii. Approximately 120,000 Issei (first generation, Japanese immigrants) and Nisei (second generation, U.S....
Journey through the African American culture and heritage in Texas, and discover a long and proud legacy that has undeniably shaped today’s Lone Star State mystique. Through hardships and triumphs, valor and determination, and influence and change, people of African descent have contributed greatly to our state’s development. Explore this website to discover these real stories and real places that define the history...
Information on Fort St. Louis and expeditions made by La Salle.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we are sharing “Oveta Culp Hobby” from American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Countryby Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Copyright © 2004 by Kay Bailey Hutchison. Courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers.
In the painting, strong orthogonals of the pavement and roofline lead the viewer´s eye toward the quiet action in the midground: a prisoner, surrounded by uniformed Mexican officers and the rank and file, places his hand into the earthenware jar to draw a bean.
Guide to the historic county courthouses of Texas (including county, city, date, and architect).
Photos and descriptions of courthouses restored through the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program
List and summary of Texas Fun Facts covering a variety of topics from archeology to women in early Texas history.
Atlas featuring nearly 300,000 site records, including data on Official Texas Historical Markers and National Register of Historic Places properties in Texas.