Lost Texas

Lost  Texas

Intro -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- East Texas -- South Texas -- Central Texas -- North Texas -- West Texas -- Panhandle Plains -- Selected Bibliography -- Index

Author: Bronson Dorsey

Publisher: Clayton Wheat Williams Texas L

ISBN: 1623496160

Category: Architecture

Page: 244

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In Lost, Texas: Photographs of Forgotten Buildings, Bronson Dorsey takes us on a tour of old, abandoned buildings in Texas that evoke the mystique of bygone days and shifting population patterns. With a skilled photographer's eye, he captures the character of these buildings, mostly tucked away in the far corners of rural Texas--though, surprisingly, some of his finds are in the midst of thriving communities, even, in one case, the Dallas metroplex. Most of the buildings are abandoned and in a state of decay, though a handful have been repurposed as museums, residences, or other functional structures. Encompassing all regions of the state, from the Piney Woods to the Panhandle, the images in Lost, Texas evoke distinctive memories of the past. They grant a sense of how those who preceded us lived and how the Texas of earlier days became the Texas of today. Some of the historic sites include a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Beeville, a lumberyard built over two generations, a beautiful, mission-style schoolhouse raised in a small farming community, the skeleton of a boomtown gas station near the Yates oilfield, and what remains of the only silver mining operation in Texas. With Dorsey as a guide, readers may explore these hidden and neglected gems and learn the basic facts of their origins and intended uses, as well as the principal reasons for their demise. Along the way and in the background, he quietly makes the case for preserving these buildings that, while no longer central to the ongoing function of their communities, still serve as important emblems of the past.
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Texas Monthly

Texas Monthly

What keeps the West Texas range from becoming high and dry like the taller Guadalupe Mountains to the north is a vast network of sparkling ... In real life, however, it's an oasis that thrives on the bounty of San Solomon Springs.

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Page: 196

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Since 1973, TEXAS MONTHLY has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. As a leisure guide, TEXAS MONTHLY continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations.
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The Illustrated London News

   The    Illustrated London News

The following is a list of the buildings which bad fallen a prey to the flames :4000 houses and shops 40 khans , the Armenian church ... when another following turned the boat over , by which accident six poor fellows lost their lives .

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ISBN: ONB:+Z25561050X

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Page: 430

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Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

Reimers, 409 Fiatiron Bldg., Fort Worth, Texas. ... Highest Prices paid for old U. S. and Confederate stamps, preferably on original envelopes. ... Photoplay plots accepted any form; revised, criticised, copyrighted, marketed.

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Page: 344

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
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Scientific American

Scientific American

for a CopWilliams & Dinger , of Amity Place , this city , new in these engines , and as the steam engine exhibit a very rich coach , the finest we have is the most important prime motor in the world , the best specimens of Cassimeres .

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ISBN: MINN:31951001389688Z

Category: Science

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Monthly magazine devoted to topics of general scientific interest.
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New York Magazine

New York Magazine

This comfortable, unprepossessing 30-year-old inn serves natives and out-of- staters alike. ... Off-season rates are lower. ... and Hal Box, professor and dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Page: 136

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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America History and Life

America  History and Life

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ISBN: UOM:39015065460563

Category: Canada

Page: 712

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.
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National Sportsman

National Sportsman

Mail us your old sights and tell us what you want . Expert sight mounting and targeting . FREE Gun Catalog ! Bargains in guns , scopes , sights , reloading tools . Special prices Hi - Standard pistols . Camera Catalog 10c .

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ISBN: MINN:31951000743895S

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