Category Archives: History

Today in Texas History…

“May 16, 1968 On this day in 1968, 400 students at Edgewood High School in San Antonio held a walkout and demonstration, and marched to the district administration office. Ninety percent of the students in the Edgewood district were of Mexican … Continue reading

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Amarillo And A Random Nuke Train

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During my New Mexico Cold War Extravaganza last year I took a quick trip into Texas to stop by the long closed Amarillo Air Force Base. The base was closed…

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The Dark, Dark Side of Agent Orange

The effects of Agent Orange linger, with both the people of Vietnam and with Veterans of the War. The defoliant used to get leaves off the trees contained high levels of dioxin, one of the most dangerous toxics currently known … Continue reading

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The Anarchist Origins of MayDay

  In lieu of May Day 2014 #decolonize, I’m posting this informative article on the origins and significance of MayDay to workers. From the Worker’s Solidarity Movement page: “In 1887 four Chicago anarchists were executed. A fifth cheated the hangman … Continue reading

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Texas, an ERA state

Were Texas and the other states who ratified the federal Equal Rights Amendment ahead of their time? Texas has the amendment in the Bill of Rights in its state constitution.  (See 3a.) Some interesting history of why Texas had its … Continue reading

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Dust and music on this day in 1935 in Pampa, Texas

“April 14, 1935 On this day in 1935 a great dust storm covered the Texas Panhandle town of Pampa, inspiring Woody Guthrie to write the song “So Long, It’s Been Good To Know You.” Guthrie had moved to Pampa in … Continue reading

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Early 20th Century Surveillance Drones

Surveillance is nothing new. Carrier pigeons with cameras were put to use for drone-like purposes 100 years ago.   

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