Historic Place, Patriotism

Memorial Day 2021:Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

As a small child I lived on Clark AFB, Philippine Islands. Outside the base there was a large field with rows and rows of small white crosses. World War II was still very much on my parents' minds and I remember my Mother very awkwardly trying to explain to me what the crosses represented. Many… Continue reading Memorial Day 2021:Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

Then and Now

Thursday Then and Now: The International and Great Northern Railroad passenger station

The International & Great Northern Railroad made its entrance into San Antonio, Texas in 1879 following a route from Austin, Texas to Laredo, Texas.  This Mission Revival style passenger station was built in 1906 and served the community until its closure in 1970. To say that it had deteriorated is an understatement.  However, in time… Continue reading Thursday Then and Now: The International and Great Northern Railroad passenger station