The Resource History along the way : stories beyond the Texas roadside markers, Dan K. Utley and Cynthia J. Beeman

History along the way : stories beyond the Texas roadside markers, Dan K. Utley and Cynthia J. Beeman

Label
History along the way : stories beyond the Texas roadside markers
Title
History along the way
Title remainder
stories beyond the Texas roadside markers
Statement of responsibility
Dan K. Utley and Cynthia J. Beeman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Texans love stories, and the 15,000 roadside markers along the state?s highways and byways testify to the abundance of tales to tell. History along the Way recounts the narratives behind and beyond more than one hundred Texas roadside markers. Peopled with colorful characters?a national leader of Camp Fire Girls, an army engineer who mapped the Republic of Texas frontier, a hunter of mammoth bones, a ragtime composer, civil rights leaders, and an iconic rock star, among others?the book gives readers an intriguing and expanded look at the details, challenges, and lives commemorated by the words cast in metal on these wayside markers scattered across the Lone Star landscape. Also recounted in History along the Way are the stories of historic structures (from roadside architecture and elaborate West Texas hotels to university Old Mains and country schoolhouses of Gillespie County), engineering features (the Hidalgo Pumphouse in South Texas and the Rainbow Bridge in East Texas), and even town mascots (a jackrabbit, a mule, and a prairie dog). Accompanied by helpful maps, colorful photographs, and informative sidebars, History along the Way is guaranteed to inform, amuse, and intrigue. Every part of Texas gets a visit in this anthology of select sites, making it easy for travelers?both the armchair and touring varieties?to enjoy and learn about the fascinating nooks and crannies of history captured in all their variety by the roadside markers of Texas.--Amazon.com
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
976.4
Index
index present
LC call number
F387
LC item number
.U86 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Texas A & M travel guides
Label
History along the way : stories beyond the Texas roadside markers, Dan K. Utley and Cynthia J. Beeman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn832313993
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781603448185
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
40022060135
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2dd43950-6fa4-4840-a69e-52006f02e64b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28594162
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)832313993
  • pebcs1603448187

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