From the Gulf of Mexico to the heart of downtown, the Houston Ship Channel has proved to be a vital piece of the city’s growth for one hundred years. Through history, we can trace how Houston’s economic ethos has transformed a narrow, winding bayou into an international epicenter of import.
The Southeast Transit Corridor Stations will be located on the edges of Houston’s Third Ward, a predominately African American community. Given this community’s location, The Dawn Project / Johnston Marklee team consciously focused on honoring the powerful contributions of Houston’s African Americans. Working with six historians who specialize in African American history situated in Texas […]
By Jessica Denise Mitchell Today, when anyone can serve in the military regardless of color, religion, or sexual preference, many people tend to forget about a time when African Americans first earned the right to enlist in the military. Given the name Buffalo Soldiers by Native Americans because of their fierce fighting ability, these African […]
During the early twentieth century, Newport News Shipbuilding Company constructed the USS Texas (BB-35), which was commissioned on March 12, 1914. After surviving two world wars, this magnificent vessel became the last surviving dreadnaught battleship, representing an important piece of local and national history.
A cannon barrel aimed at the sky breaks the gently sloping plains, the steel frame of a behemoth of a tank standing guard as sentinel. Nearby, a platoon of men works frantically to restore another tank: the sound of mechanical clanging, of repair duties, of engines rumbling, and cannons firing rises through the air. Some […]
In November, 2008, just two months after Hurricane Ike devastated Galveston, historian William H. Kellar drove to the island to interview Larry Gregory, president of the Lone Star Flight Museum and the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, for a “Conversations with…” feature that appeared in the Spring 2009 issue of Houston History magazine. The museum, […]
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Protecting Our Green Heritage Vol. 10, No. 2 (Spring 2013) Download PDF Letter from Editor 2 Houston’s Environmental Past: Terry Hershey, Legacy, Community, and Action By Teresa Tomkins-Walsh 8 Galveston Bay: A Brief History of One of America’s Great Waters By Courtney Smith 14 Houston’s Own Historical Forested Wetlands: The Spring Creek Greenway By […]
The Spring issue of Houston History, “Protecting Our Green Heritage,” explores the ways in which we have protected our precious greenspaces and waterways in the Houston and Gulf Coast region.
More than forty years ago, Terry Tarlton Hershey became the most visible representative of environmental action in Houston as she fought to preserve the natural beauty of Buffalo Bayou west of Shepherd Drive.