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The Wild Side of Life

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A.P. Carter, patriarch of the Carter Family, the first family of country music, spent much of his adult life combing the hills and hollers of the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond for songs. Many of the songs he found are among the classics that took the music he cherished out of those hills and hollers to the wider world beyond.
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John Trlica’s Granger

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Anyone looking to find what small-town Texas was like during the first half of the 20th century can get a pretty good number of images — actually hundreds of images — from Barbara McCandless’s book about Granger photographer John Trlica, who owned and operated a photography studio in Granger from 1909 until the mid-1950s.

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The Invisible Track Highway

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Texas only had 100 miles of paved road in 1923, the same year that the Texas Highway Department (now the Texas Department of Transportation) assumed responsibility for the maintenance of the state’s roads through an act of the 35th legislature. Gov. Jim “Pa” Ferguson signed the legislation creating the highway department in 1917, and for the rest of his public life he milked the department like it was his own cash cow — which it actually was.
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Fort Ringgold

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Go about as far south as you can on U.S. Highway 83 and you come to the town of Rio Grande City, one of the state's oldest settlements. It used to be part of Mexican soldier and public official Jose Antonio de le Garza Falcon's Carnestolenda Ranch, which spanned the Rio Grande when the United States was just a gleam in the founding fathers' collective eye.

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Beer-Drinking Goat Becomes Mayor

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Few domesticated animals inspire as much love-hate responses in their owners as goats. As one (former) goat owner put it, “Sex-crazed and trouble-prone, there’s never a dull moment with goats around.”
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