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    • Acequias

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • From the golden sands of Araby to the San Antonio River is a long way, but that is how far San Antonio's early water system came. When the Spanish established the missions, they also introduced techniques of irrigation they had learned from the...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Alamo Joe

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • One of the most factual accounts of the last hours of the defense of the Alamo was related by a black man, Joe (also known as Jethro), Colonel William B. Travis's manservant. Joe, one of the few Texas survivors, was released unharmed by Mexican...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Amazing Hole

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • Devil's Sinkhole is a vertical cavern cutting into Edwards Limestone located just north of Rock Springs in Edwards County near the headwaters of Hackberry Creek. The sinkhole has an opening measuring approximately 40 x 60 feet and a vertical drop...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Andrea Candeleria

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • Andrea Candelaria was the owner and operator of a small hotel near the Alamo said to be a meeting place for Texan leaders during the Revolution. By nature, a revolutionist herself, after witnessing the slaughter of over 700 colonists including her...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Babe

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • At the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, a twenty-one-year-old country-bumpkin from Beaumont gave Depression-weary Americans something to cheer about. Mildred "" Babe"" Didriksen , the daughter of a Norwegian immigrant , re-wrote the record books in...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Baron de Bastrop

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • Sometimes a fake can be more valuable than the real thing. A good example is the Baron de Bastrop, a Dutch imposter who invented his title when he moved to Texas in 1805. This charming international con man had himself appointed second alcalde of...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Bat Cave

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • Bats in the belfry - the saying goes when someone is slightly crazy. But in San Antonio it was bats in the Bat Cave on the northwest corner of Military Plaza. Built in 1850 as a jail and courthouse, the old building was infested with bats and soon...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Ben Thompson

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • Ben Thompson was a walking contradiction, loyal, mild-mannered, a dandy, but reputed to be the killer of more than 20 men and hunted by the law in four states. He was the law in Austin where he served as town marshall, bringing the crime rate down...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Bible-Bullets

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • Often the Bible was the only book available to Texas families.
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas, Unedited Tapes 1-3

    • Indians of North America--Texas.
    • Video footage created for the documentary Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas as part of the Institute of Texas Cultures' Contemporary Indians of Texas Series. The documentary focuses on the 20,000 American Indians in the Dallas/Fort Worth...
    • Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas
    • Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas, Unedited Tapes 10-12 [1]

    • Indians of North America--Texas.
    • Video footage created for the documentary Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas as part of the Institute of Texas Cultures' Contemporary Indians of Texas Series. The documentary focuses on the 20,000 American Indians in the Dallas/Fort Worth...
    • Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas
    • Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas, Unedited Tapes 10-12 [2]

    • Indians of North America--Texas.
    • Video footage created for the documentary Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas as part of the Institute of Texas Cultures' Contemporary Indians of Texas Series. The documentary focuses on the 20,000 American Indians in the Dallas/Fort Worth...
    • Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas
    • Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas, Unedited Tapes 12-16

    • Indians of North America--Texas.
    • Video footage created for the documentary Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas as part of the Institute of Texas Cultures' Contemporary Indians of Texas Series. The documentary focuses on the 20,000 American Indians in the Dallas/Fort Worth...
    • Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas
    • Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas, Unedited Tapes 17-21

    • Indians of North America--Texas.
    • Video footage created for the documentary Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas as part of the Institute of Texas Cultures' Contemporary Indians of Texas Series. The documentary focuses on the 20,000 American Indians in the Dallas/Fort Worth...
    • Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas
    • Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas, Unedited Tapes 22-23

    • Indians of North America--Texas.
    • Video footage created for the documentary Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas as part of the Institute of Texas Cultures' Contemporary Indians of Texas Series. The documentary focuses on the 20,000 American Indians in the Dallas/Fort Worth...
    • Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas
    • Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas, Unedited Tapes 4-6

    • Indians of North America--Texas.
    • Video footage created for the documentary Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas as part of the Institute of Texas Cultures' Contemporary Indians of Texas Series. The documentary focuses on the 20,000 American Indians in the Dallas/Fort Worth...
    • Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas
    • Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas, Unedited Tapes 6-11

    • Indians of North America--Texas.
    • Video footage created for the documentary Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas as part of the Institute of Texas Cultures' Contemporary Indians of Texas Series. The documentary focuses on the 20,000 American Indians in the Dallas/Fort Worth...
    • Big City Trail: The Urban Indians of Texas
    • Big City Trail: Urban Indians of Texas, Teacher's Guide

    • Indians of North America--Texas.
    • Teacher's guide created for the documentary People of the Sun: The Tiguas of Ysleta as part of the Institute of Texas Cultures' Contemporary Indians of Texas Series. Depicts the Tigua's struggle for federal recognition during the 1960's.
    • Big City Trail: Urban Indians of Texas
    • Bill Pickett

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • Bill Pickett was the first African American inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. He worked as a cowboy and rodeo performer, in Wild West shows and films. Pickett invented the rodeo technique of bulldogging, the skill of grabbing cattle...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Billy Mitchell

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • For decades, strategtic bombing has been part of our military posture. But when Brigadier General Billy Mitchell, a World War I flying hero, proposed such ideas in 1925, he was denounced as a radical. Mitchell prophesied the attack on Pearl Harbor,...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Bluebonnets

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • Legend tells us that long ago the Indians of the southwest suffered a bitterly cold winter and severe drought. With no crops, they would surely face starvation. One night, to appease the Great Spirit with a sacrifice, a little Indian girl burned...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Building of Medina Dam

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • During the two years that Medina Dam was under construction, 1,350 laborers lived in campsite barracks with their families. The camp city had electricity, a hospital, movies and baseball teams. A steady stream of whiskey peddlers, gamblers and...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Camel Experiment

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • What a strange place to find camels, the Texas Hill Country. Jefferson Davis, as U.S. Secretary of War, ordered camels brought from Asia Minor to Port Lavaca and herded across Texas to Camp Verde in Kerr County by Armenian camel drivers in 1856....
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Can't Stop Street

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • Buffalo-tracked paths, Indian trails, cow trails and wagon trails may have been responsible for San Antonio's zigzag streets, but only man could author the titles bestowed upon them. Alderman C. S. Robertson was considered the silver-tongued orator...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Cart War

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • San Antonio's wheels of progress were not without violence in the early 1850's. Before railroads pushed into Texas, freight was moved by Mexican ox carts with huge wheels. As civilization flooded westward , the ox cans were joined by Anglo freight...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Casino Club

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • In 1854 a group of German-Texans gathered daily for conversation and sociability. Thus began San Antonio's first social club. In 1857 the Casino Club was chartered with 109 members. The building on Market Street formally opened in 1858 with bar,...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Castroville

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • Under the empresario system, Count Henri Castro, a French Jew , contracted to bring 700 families from a Rhenish province to Texas in 1844. Spending at least $100,000 of his own money in the colonization of Texas, he died poor and neglected. His...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Chewing Gum in San Antonio

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • When General Santa Anna was exiled from Mexico in 1866, he set up residence in Staten Island, New York, and hired a young male secretary named James Adams. Adams noticed that the general had a habit of chewing on a strange tropical substance called...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Chili Con Carne

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • Raucous and raging in a worn clay pot or simmering sedately in a fine china bowl, San Antonio's own chili con carne is a history lesson in itself. In 1838 J.C. Clopper, a south Texas settler, called it a sort of stew ''with nearly as many peppers...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Cholera Epidemic

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • A vivid first-hand account by Mary Adams Maverick tells of the cholera epidemic of 1849 that swept San Antonio. ""Into every house came the pestilence- in most houses was death and in some families one-half died. All had symptoms. Men of strong...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Circle of life: The Alabama-Coushattas, Teacher's Guide

    • Indians of North America--Texas.; Koasati Indians.; Alabama Indians.;
    • Teacher's guide created for the documentary Circle of life: The Alabama-Coushattas as part of the Institute of Texas Cultures' Contemporary Indians of Texas Series. The program introduces viewers to a group of Indians from the Alabama and Coushatta...
    • Circle of Life: The Alabama-Coushattas;
    • Circle of Life: The Alabama-Coushattas, Unedited Tapes 1-6

    • Alabama Indians.; Koasati Indians.; Indians of North America--Texas.
    • Video footage created for the documentary Circle of Life: The Alabama-Coushattas as part of the Institute of Texas Cultures' Contemporary Indians of Texas Series. The program introduces viewers to a group of Indians from the Alabama and Coushatta...
    • Circle of Life: The Alabama-Coushattas
    • Circle of Life: The Alabama-Coushattas, Unedited Tapes 12-16

    • Alabama Indians.; Koasati Indians.; Indians of North America--Texas.
    • Video footage created for the documentary Circle of Life: The Alabama-Coushattas as part of the Institute of Texas Cultures' Contemporary Indians of Texas Series. The program introduces viewers to a group of Indians from the Alabama and Coushatta...
    • Circle of Life: The Alabama-Coushattas
    • Circle of Life: The Alabama-Coushattas, Unedited Tapes 17-22

    • Alabama Indians.; Koasati Indians.; Indians of North America--Texas.
    • Video footage created for the documentary Circle of Life: The Alabama-Coushattas as part of the Institute of Texas Cultures' Contemporary Indians of Texas Series. The program introduces viewers to a group of Indians from the Alabama and Coushatta...
    • Circle of Life: The Alabama-Coushattas
    • Circle of Life: The Alabama-Coushattas, Unedited Tapes 23-28

    • Alabama Indians.; Koasati Indians.; Indians of North America--Texas.
    • Video footage created for the documentary Circle of Life: The Alabama-Coushattas as part of the Institute of Texas Cultures' Contemporary Indians of Texas Series. The program introduces viewers to a group of Indians from the Alabama and Coushatta...
    • Circle of Life: The Alabama-Coushattas
    • Circle of life: The Alabama-Coushattas, Unedited Tapes 29-31

    • Alabama Indians.; Koasati Indians.; Indians of North America--Texas.
    • Video footage created for the documentary Circle of life: The Alabama-Coushattas as part of the Institute of Texas Cultures' Contemporary Indians of Texas Series. The program introduces viewers to a group of Indians from the Alabama and Coushatta...
    • Circle of Life: The Alabama-Coushattas
    • Circle of Life: The Alabama-Coushattas, Unedited Tapes 7-11

    • Alabama Indians.; Koasati Indians.; Indians of North America--Texas.
    • Video footage created for the documentary Circle of Life: The Alabama-Coushattas as part of the Institute of Texas Cultures' Contemporary Indians of Texas Series. The program introduces viewers to a group of Indians from the Alabama and Coushatta...
    • Circle of Life: The Alabama-Coushattas
    • Colonel Jack Hays

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • Colonel Jack Hays, a famous leader of the Texas Rangers, was a captain at age 2 3, a colonel at 31 and retired at 34, leaving an unsurpassed record in Ranger history. So impressive was Jack Hays that in the gold-rush city of San Francisco, after...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Commerce Street Bridge

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • Visitors to San Antonio in 1873 were intrigued by the tri-lingual traffic signs. At the Commerce Street crossing over the San Antonio River the sign read ""Walk Your Horse Over This Bridge or You Will Be Fined."" This was for the English-speaking...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Cowboy Strike

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • In 1883, over 300 north Texas cowboys went on strike for higher wages.
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Cynthia Parker

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • When a group of Indians raided Parker's Fort in 1836, they captured a young girl named Cynthia Ann Parker. Later they traded her, and for 24 years Cynthia lived among the Comanches, marrying a chief, Peta Nocona, and bearing him a future chief,...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Damfino

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • That which we call a rose by another name would smell as sweet - that's Shakespeare. But consider the names of San Antonio streets. The religious motif is apparent in Jesus Alley and Santa Rosa. Mother Nature is reflected in Flores. The earthy...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Dead-eye Dick

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • Remember vaudeville's Dead-Eye Dick? He was none other than Ad Toepperwein from Boerne, Texas. No man in history has equalled his marksmanship. During a 10-day rifle shooting marathon in 1907 in San Antonio, Toepperwein fired 72,500 times at 2 1/4...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Don  Eugenio Navarro

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • A battle over chicken feed claimed one of San Antonio's finest citizens in the late 1830's. When a local badman and his neighbor lady feuded over her chickens eating his horse's corn, the outlaw threatened to ""shear her bald headed"" unless a...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Don Pedro Jaramille

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • As a young man, Don Pedro Jaramillo vowed to devote his life to healing the sick. And in 1881 he settled in Olmos, Texas, as an evangelist and curandero, or healer. At times, as many as 500 people waited at Los Olmos Creek for the healing prayers,...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Dr. Herff

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • Among the forty German intellectuals who founded the short-lived Bettina colony in 1847 was a brilliant young physician named Ferdinand von Herff. One day an old, blind Indian chief was brought to the colony where Dr. Herff surgically removed the...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection
    • Dullnig Ranch

    • San Antonio (Tex.); Texas--History.
    • A hundred years ago when a Texan drilled a hole in the ground he was looking for pure water, not oil. George Dullnig drilled over a dozen wells on his ranch along Salado Creek. But instead of water, he struck a messy, brownish liquid. His patience...
    • Reflections on Texas Video Collection

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