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Several officer quarters are still standing at For McKavett State Historic Site. Cody Mobley, Site Manager, shares the history of the Officer’s Quarters, which were first constructed in 1852 and finished by 1856. He also explains that the Commanding Officer's Quarters served as a hotel, a boarding house, and a private residence. Video courtesy of Texas Talks and the Texas State Historical Association.
Cody Mobley, Site Manager of Fort McKavett State Historic Site, examines the structures where most of the support activities at the Fort took place. Among the structures still standing are the Schoolhouse, the Hospital, and the Stone Quarry. Video courtesy of Texas Talks and the Texas State Historical Association.
Fort McKavett was established in 1852 by the 8th United States Infantry, and the barracks were constructed by 1853. Cody Mobley, Site Manager of Fort McKavett State Historic Site discusses Barracks #4, the Non-Commissioned Officer's Barracks, and the ruins of the Long Barracks. The fort barracks are preserved as they would have looked during the 19th century. Video courtesy of Texas Talks and the Texas State...
Cody Mobley, Site Manager of Fort McKavett State Historic Site, shares the history of the fort. Founded on March 14, 1852, the fort housed the federal military, including elements of the 4th Infantry, all four regiments of the Buffalo Soldiers, and the 10th Infantry among others. Video courtesy of Texas Talks and the Texas State Historical Association.
This Texas Talk aired on Monday August 15, 2016 by the Texas State Historical Association. Fort McKavett was established in 1852 by the 8th US Infantry. The fort closed briefly in 1859, but reopened in 1869 and has been designated a Texas historic site since May 17, 1968. The fort is considered one of the most intact and preserved examples of Texas-Indian Wars military post. The fort has restored structures that...
In this, video Dr. Frank de La Teja takes TSHA members' questions after his presentation "Understanding Spanish Texas through the Life of Fray Margil" in a live presentation from September 28, 2015.
Listen as the accounts of 7 former slaves are brought to life through the voices of talented local actors. These recordings make up just a portion of the full stories recalled by James Grumbles, Marry Anne Patterson, Rosina Hoard, Sallie Johnson, Sallie Wroe, Sam Mason, and William Owens. Today their full recollections and those of 63 other former slaves from Austin and Travis County can be found at the Austin...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas. Question and Answers Bill O'Neal takes live question and answers from the online audience regarding Gunfighters in Texas.
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas. Conclusion O'Neal describes an East Texas incident where a doctor took a wounded sheriff and cleaned his gunshot wound with a silk handkerchief soaked in whiskey. O'Neal then leaves the audience with a humorous gunslinger's reincarnation poem.
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas. More Famous Gunfights and Locations O'Neal discusses the fights in Lampassas, which resulted in the only time four policemen were killed in a gunfight. He also discusses episodes in Fort Worth, El Paso, Austin, and Waco (called Six-Shooter Junction) as a trail town. He also discusses the Red Light...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas. Famous Gunfighters and Feuds O'Neal discusses the 590 gunfights he studied, which produced 408 fatalities, so 7/10 resulted in fatalities. He then rates the gunfighters based on the number of fights and fatalities and wounded. The top 15, most of the top 10, spent most of their careers in Texas....
This clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled Gunslingers in Texas. The Evolution of Early "Six Shooter" Technology O'Neal discusses the weaponry during the Mexican War with the 6 shooter pistols. The US military using these guns had more firepower than anyone in the world and demonstrated that in the conflict. O'Neal discusses the 1851 Navy Colt and the 1858 Remington 44...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled Gunslingers in Texas. The Evolution of Firearm Combat from Horseback In this portion of the talk, O'Neal discusses the evolution of firearm combat from horseback. O'Neal discusses James Bowie and other knife fighters, as well as Comanche attacks in Texas from horseback with efficient bows. Comanches could stay out of...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas. Introduction to the Tavern Stage of Texas Gunfights Bill O'Neal wrote the Encyclopedia of Gunfighters in the likeness of the Encyclopedia of Baseball. This encyclopedia—a who’s who of the gun fighting West-provides a compilation of facts, sifted myths, folklore, and outright lies, about the lives and...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas. Introduction to the Tavern Stage of Texas Gunfights Bill O'Neal wrote the Encyclopedia of Gunfighters in the likeness of the Encyclopedia of Baseball. This encyclopedia—a who’s who of the gun fighting West-provides a compilation of facts, sifted myths, folklore, and outright lies, about the lives and...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal titled: Gunslingers in Texas
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Cantrell titled: Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas. Moses and Stephen F. Austin in Texas Stephen F. Austin meets former U.S. Congressman from Tennessee, Joseph Hawkins, who provides room and board while teaching Austin law. Meanwhile, Moses comes up with the idea of setting up another American colony further West in Spanish territory like his previous...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Cantrell titled: Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas. Introduction to Stephen F. Austin Texas Christian University Historian Dr. Gregg Cantrell gives a brief introduction to his talk on Stephen F. Austin, the man known by some as the "Father of Texas."
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women. Texas Pioneer Women: Q&A Dr. Stuntz answer questions following her talk on Pioneer Women at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in March 2016.
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women. Texas Pioneer Women: Legacies Women like Frenchie McCormick, Mary Jane Alexander, Molly Goodnight, and many who worked in the church and in other women's clubs, are discussed, particularly as they relate to the Panhandle area in the 19th and 20th...
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women Dr. Stuntz discusses the occupations and experiences of women in the Panhandle, focusing on sources from western Texas towns like Old Tescosa and Old Mobidy.
This video clip is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women. Texas Pioneer Women: Statehood Era Stuntz discusses the homesteads and dugouts women made their homes, highlighting the extraordinary amount of mental, physical and spiritual strength required to be women at this time and place.
This video is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women Texas Pioneer Women: Mexican Era Dr. Jean Stuntz describes life for women living through the Mexican Revolution in Texas, as well as the experiences of women living in Stephen F. Austin's first colony. She discusses Cynthia Ann Parker, as well as other native...
This is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women. In this video Dr. Stuntz begins her talk on pioneer women at San Antonio, and describes the lives of women in Texas in the 17th and 18th centuries. She reveals the rights women were granted under Spanish law, including land ownership.
This is part of the Texas Talks with Dr. Jean Stuntz from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Full Texas Talk with Dr. Jean Stuntz on Pioneer Texas Women At the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, on March 22, 2016, Dr. Jean Stuntz spoke to a live audience on the experiences of pioneer women in Texas, from the Spanish era to the early 20th century in Texas. The footage was rebroadcasted on March 31 for an online...
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