Controversy ensued in 1939 when President Roosevelt selected a non-traditional date for Thanksgiving.
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The Portal to Texas History now includes documents contributed by Austin College and Rice University about statesman John Patterson Osterhout and his family.
El Paso commercial photographer Otis Aultman's photographs captured fleeing refugees, battle scenes, scouts, and troops. El Paso newspapers further documented the conflict.
The entire run of the Texas Register is now available in The Portal to Texas History. This weekly publication records state agency rule making and review actions, governor’s appointments, attorney general opinions, requests for proposals, and other miscellaneous documents.
Established by the Congress of the Republic of Texas in 1844, the Central National Road was set to become part of a larger "international highway" connecting San Antonio and St. Louis.
The Portal to Texas History collection "Are We There Yet? Transportation in Central Texas" explores various methods of transportation through images.
From the earliest inhabitants to the newest immigrants, folks who have lived in Texas forged a unique identity for the state.