Texas History for Kids

Here are some great resources to help teach your kids about Texas including lesson plans, field trip ideas and more! Interesting Sites Texas Beyond History –  a public education service of the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin. Texas Beyond History covers not only the prehistoric peoples – Indians or Native Americans – but also much of the early history of the Spanish,...

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Texas Gulf Coast

The Texas Gulf Coast has miles of beaches, state parks, historic sites, Wildlife Refuges, NASA’s Space Center and even tales of pirate treasure. There something for everyone from water sports and fishing, shopping to bird watching and cultural events. Warm tropical waters, delightful seaside communities and numerous venues make the Texas Gulf Coast a perfect place for a fun vacation. From the Sabine river to the Rio Grande river...

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The History of Saint’s Roost

Back in 1878 the Reverend Lewis Henry Carhart had an idea to establish a town where Christian values would be promoted. Activities such as drinking and gambling were looked down upon and there were no saloons allowed. The local cowboys nicknamed the town “Saint’s Roost.” Named for his wife Clara, Clarendon sprang to life along the banks of Carrol Creek. This Panhandle town was promoted by the Rev. Carhart and his brother in law to...

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Dallas Cowboys Stadium

Cowboys Stadium, the world’s largest domed stadium was completed on May 27, 2009 at a total construction cost of $1.3 billion. The stadium seats 80,000, making it the third largest stadium in the NFL by seating capacity, however the maximum capacity of the stadium, including standing room, is 110,000. Located in Arlington, the stadium also has the world’s largest column-free interior and the 2nd largest high definition...

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Possum Kingdom Lake Sunset Photo

Known for the famous Hell’s Gate, a sheer break in the cliffs around the lake, Possum Kingdom Lake is a 17,000 acre reservoir located primarily in Palo Pinto county on the Brazos River.  It is mentioned in the popular 1990s song “Possum Kingdom” by The Toadies.             This photo is © Cliff Base, All Rights Reserved.  View more of Cliffs photos at his...

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