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FOCUS ON THE BACK ROADS: Remember the Alamo – however do not forget MISSIONS NATIONAL PARK

In the 1600 Spain laid claims on much of the land that is now Texas. With very few settlers and soldiers to protect this area of encroachment by France and England they need to established missions to help win the loyalty of the native people of the area. Beginning in 1690 six missions were established […]

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FOCUS ON THE BACKROADS: THE CROSSROADS

CROSSROAD (noun) a place where two or more roads meet. At the Crossroads – At a point of decision or a critical juncture. This phrase, based on the importance put on the intersection of two road since ancient times, has been used figuratively for a long time. First documented use of this phrase was in […]

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Focus on the Backroads: GHOST TOWNS

Ghost town noun:  a town that no longer has any people living in it:  an abandoned town A ghost town is actually a site where evidence was left of a town’s previous existence.  This can be in the form of abandoned buildings, ruins of old buildings, or simply an old cemetery.  These are reminders of towns that […]

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Take A BackRoad

Backroad (noun) – a little used secondary road especially one through a rural or sparsely populated area The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 was signed authorizing the construction of the Interstate Freeway System. By 2010 there were 47,182 miles of interstate highway costing close to $425billion to construct. Today most travelers speed “down the […]

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