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This guide is intended to help the web traveler find reputable information. We link you to some of the best sources for Texas history. ENJOY!


LINKS TO LARGE DIRECTORIES ON TEXAS HISTORY

Texas History and Culture
Links to sites of interest for information on Texas and Texas History from the Southwestern Studies at Sam Houston
University..
Texas - It Is Big!
Statistics, origin of the name Texas, the government, a history synopsis, state symbols - in other words, an abbreviated almanac for the state.
Lone Star Junction
A site with entries to pages on history, photographs of the Texas landscape, popular songs of Texas and the West, and more.
Texas History and Social Studies
Links to Texas historical organizations, museums, oral history, local history, and government information from Rice University.
YeeHa!
Check out the 35 categories of sites indexed on this web. A good heading for historic information is "Libraries and Research."
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EVENTS IN TEXAS HISTORY

Texas History Timeline
A chronological listing of major happenings in Texas history from before 1500 to the finding of oil at Spindletop in 1901, with links from the event to more information on the internet about that event.
LaSalle, the Explorer
An essay on LaSalle and his ship found in 1995 in Matagorda Bay, with links to other sites concerning the recovery effort for the shipwrecked La Belle.
Finding Aids : Historical Documents at the Texas General Land Office
The sites include a brief history of each colony listed (Austin's Colony, DeWitt's Colony, McMullen and McCloin's Colony, Power and Hewetson's Colony, Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company, Milam's Colony, Robertson's Colony).
The Handbook of Texas Online
An encyclopedia of over 23,000 articles on Texas history, geography and culture; searchable.
The Six National Flags of Texas
An illustration and brief history of each of the six flags that have flown over Texas.
The Alamo: An Illustrated Chronology
An account of the history of the Alamo from 1716 to 1995.
Texas Army
An essay on the Texas Army and its formation in 1835 and information on the new Texas Army formed in 1969 as a ceremonial and reenactment group.
1900 Galveston Hurricane
An accounting of the storm with links to a number of important sites depicting this devastating hurricane.
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 DOCUMENTS OF TEXAS ONLINE

Documents of Early Texas
A link to the following materials on the web: Travis' Appeal from the Alamo; Texas Declaration of Independence; Treaty of Velasco; Texas Ordinance of Secession.
Proclamation of Martin Perfecto de Cos
A proclamation issued to the people of San Antonio by the Brigadier General of the troops sent by Santa Anna in July, 1835.
Treaty with Mexico (Febuary 2, 1848)
The text of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that concluded the war between the United States and Mexico.
Compromise of 1850
Maps of the proposed plans as well as the final resolution of the boundary of Texas as decided by the Compromise of 1850.
The Constitution of the State of Texas (updated June 1996)
The complete text of the Constitution with an index to the document and search capability.
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TEXAS LIFESTYLE : LINKS TO ETHNIC GROUPS, ART, and MUSIC

The Indians of Texas
An overview of the major tribes that existed in Texas at the time of the first European exploration as well as a map showing each tribe's location in Texas during this era.
Latino Culture
Good links to web sources concerning Mexican Americans and their history.
Window on State Government
Financial Statistics of Texas.
Demographic Outlook for Texas
Population and economic detail for cities, counties, MSA's and states.
Cowboy Songs
A listing of fifty songs that tell the story of the cowboy.
Amon Carter Museum
The Fort Worth Amon Carter Museum which houses an excellent collection of western art.
Felipe's Things Latino Page
A catlog of subjects, with link sites, about Latin American culture.
Texas Historical Commission
Take a look at the THC projects and their history. From a tour of historical markers to depression-era murals in post offices with much more. Very enjoyable site.
Texas Cooking
An online magazine about Texas cooking.
Texas Recipes and Food
Links to sites on Texas foods and recipes.
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TEXAS NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES

Texas Newspapers
This collection of papers is from the Texas State Library, a good place to browse for additional information.
Texas Papers
Our library web guide collection of newspapers from around the state. Magazines available, too.
Texas Monthly Magazine
A magazine for and about Texans.
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