This story begins in 1886, thousands of miles away in the Ukrainian town of Korostyshiv in the Russian Empire, when Leebe Shaikovich, like many others before and after him, left his family behind to immigrate to the United States. The result was a retail legacy that spanned nine decades.
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Houston History published by the Welcome Wilson Houston History Collaborative and the Center for Public History at the University of Houston hosted a panel to explore our region’s hurricane history and, the effort to provide relief to the thousands of people displace by Hurricane Katrina. Done as part of the Harris County Public Library’s Gulf Coast […]
Days after the Confederates opened fire on Fort Sumter in April 1861, President Lincoln declared a blockade of ports in the seceded states. The blockade represented a key part of the North’s “Anaconda” strategy, designed to isolate the Confederacy from trade and foreign assistance, slowly squeezing the life out of the rebellion.
Two historically important seafaring monuments dating back to World War I (1914-1919) can be found in the Greater Houston area. The grander of the two is the Battleship Texas BB-35, saved from the scrap yard by donations from the people of Texas, and brought here for retirement. Few people realize, however, another World War I […]
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, […]
Houston History remembers George Mitchell, Houston oilman, developer, and philanthropist. The city is a better place as a result of his vision.
To read the full text of this interview by Marsh Davis and Joe Pratt in the Fall 2005 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.
To read the full text of this article by Ernesto Valdes that appeared in the Summer 2008 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.
To read the full text of this article by Jim Saye that appeared in the Summer 2008 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.
To read the full text of this article that appeared in the Summer 2008 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.